JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Top lawmakers say teachers, bus drivers and other Mississippi school employees won't face a reduced paycheck in August. Those leaders say they'll offer a bill fixing a problem that resulted from the Legislature's mandate that public schools open later in August.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The city of Gulfport is asking the Mississippi congressional delegation to press federal agencies to approve plans for repairs to piers and jetties damaged since Hurricane Isaac. Four piers and three jetties have been closed since August 2012.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A 28-year-old man who allegedly attacked and robbed a pizza delivery woman has pleaded guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court. Michael Tyron Moore Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to sexual battery, kidnapping and robbery in the Sept. 14 incident.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Rosanne Cash is appearing at the Library of Congress in Washington. Cash was scheduled to talk Saturday evening with U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey during a conversation that is free and open to the public. Trethewey is a native of Mississippi, where she is also the state's poet laureate.
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