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Organizations take on payday lending with education and options

Apr 28, 2013

BILOXI -- A center for justice and a community foundation have joined forces to promote options and solutions for people who seek emergency, short-term payday loans and then get trapped in a cycle of debt.


Conference seeks to improve education in MS

Apr 28, 2013

Jackson, MS - Improving public education is a major issue in Mississippi, and some residents are working this weekend to do just that.

Students, school administrators and education advocates from all over the...

Supporting Financial Education and Lending Services in Mississippi

Apr 18, 2013

As many national organizations promote programs and services in support of Financial Literacy Month this April, CGI recognizes commitment-makers that are working to create a more inclusionary financial sector. To...

Open Society offers new grants to spur charity collaboration

Apr 08, 2013

Teams of charities in eight U.S. cities are competing for long-term grants from the Open Society Foundations that will be used to help improve opportunities for low-income people and minorities.

Each team will...

Charter school forum showcases Jackson County legislators' opposing views

Mar 16, 2013

GAUTIER, Mississippi - A forum on Mississippi's proposed charter school legislation, hosted by Trinity Outreach Corp., drew about 40 people and many questions Saturday morning.

The event, held at Gautier's...

Alternative Spring Break is a work party on the Coast

Mar 15, 2013

BILOXI -- Mary Davis didn't expect to spend a week at the beach when she signed up for Alternative Spring Break.

While some of her classmates are partying on tropical beaches, she and 62 students from colleges...

Residents, business owners get valuable info at Moss Point economic, housing fair

Mar 14, 2013

MOSS POINT, Mississippi -- A steady flow of residents and business owners streamed through Pelican Landing Conference Center for the first combined Community Economic and Housing Development Fair on Wednesday. 


A forum by Reilly Morse: Nearly 30,000 Coast workers could qualify for Medicaid

Mar 10, 2013

As more and more states move forward with Medicaid expansion, Mississippi is increasingly being left behind.

As part of health care reform, states have the option of expanding access to Medicaid, the joint...

Advocates: Medicaid Expansion in Miss. saves lives, spurs jobs

Mar 06, 2013

JACKSON, Miss. — The day her doctor told her that she had acute renal failure and had to start dialysis, Mary Davis was more concerned about the cost of the procedure than about her health.

“I thought, ‘how...

Merchant named to school board

Feb 22, 2013

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council appointed Kimberly Merchant to the five-member Greenville Public School District Board of Trustees during their meeting Tuesday.

Members voted 4-2, with Ward 3...