More than a year after a rash of unsolved murders in Jefferson Davis County, questions still loom about who is responsible. Hearts are still broken with no justice for the five lives lost within three months.
Wearing a cap and gown and crossing the stage at a university is a moment of pride that brings a sense of security of earning a spot in the workplace. Millions of Americans feel the career they enter will support them beginning life as an adult.
It’s been a week of excitement for Pine Belt players who got those life-changing calls during the 2019 NFL Draft. One mother in Jefferson Davis County is sending her second son off to the gridiron on a professional level.
In Mississippi, the median household annual income is just over $40,000. It’s right at $16,000 less than the median income across the country, and it’s growing more and more common for people to pick up a side hustle to stay ahead.
The superintendent of Jefferson Davis County schools said, “If there is ever a magical solution in education, then it would be literacy.”The district is changing lives in their schools and communities after earning the award of a competitive $2 million grant.