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  • LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss (WCBI)- According to state tests, almost half of all third graders are not reading as well as they should for their age.

Governor Phil Bryant signed a new law this year that requires third graders to be proficient in reading before being promoted to the fourth grade. This puts more pressure on the teachers of kindergarten, first, and second graders to have their students ready by the time they reach the third grade.

    Reaching Reading Levels

    LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss (WCBI)- According to state tests, almost half of all third graders are not reading as well as they should for their age. Governor Phil Bryant signed a new law this year that requires third graders to be proficient in reading before being promoted to the fourth grade. This puts more pressure on the teachers of kindergarten, first, and second graders to have their students ready by the time they reach the third grade.
  • Mississippi legislator's passed a bill that requires authorities to collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to determine the paternity if a new mom under the age of 16 refuses to reveal the father's identity.

    New Controversial Teen Mom Law

    Mississippi legislator's passed a bill that requires authorities to collect umbilical cord blood and run DNA tests to determine the paternity if a new mom under the age of 16 refuses to reveal the father's identity.
  • [bitsontherun 2f5nmehN] NORTHEAST, Miss. (WCBI)- If you work for a city in Mississippi, chances are the sick days you don’t use roll over into your retirement fund. The State’s Public […]

    Retiring With Sick Leave

    [bitsontherun 2f5nmehN] NORTHEAST, Miss. (WCBI)- If you work for a city in Mississippi, chances are the sick days you don’t use roll over into your retirement fund. The State’s Public […]
  • How can elected city leaders fire someone without giving them a reason? Apparently it's legal in our state.

    Board Members Hiring & Firing Without Cause

    How can elected city leaders fire someone without giving them a reason? Apparently it's legal in our state.
  • STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI)- Students from all over the country apply and participate in Mississippi State University's Summer Scholar program.

    Summer Scholars at MSU

    STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI)- Students from all over the country apply and participate in Mississippi State University's Summer Scholar program.
  • COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- As summer temperatures skyrocket, your wallet could be shrinking.

    How to Save on Your Energy Bill

    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- As summer temperatures skyrocket, your wallet could be shrinking.
  • [bitsontherun oXDVKxbA] LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Over the last week, two children under the age of three have died in tragic accidents in Winston County. While these deaths are devastating […]

    Video: Child Tragedies

    [bitsontherun oXDVKxbA] LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Over the last week, two children under the age of three have died in tragic accidents in Winston County. While these deaths are devastating […]
  • Bond has been set in a stabbing case in Monroe County.

    Bond Set in Monroe County Stabbing

    Bond has been set in a stabbing case in Monroe County.
  • [bitsontherun 7GRXPNEV] COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – It does involve the water and even boats, but it’s not your typical summer vacation. Hayden Hughes and James Keagy are Juniors at James […]

    Video: To the Coast for a Dollar

    [bitsontherun 7GRXPNEV] COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – It does involve the water and even boats, but it’s not your typical summer vacation. Hayden Hughes and James Keagy are Juniors at James […]
  • Former Trooper Christopher G. Hughes, 42, was sentenced to 33 months in jail for a 2007 offense.

    Former Trooper Sentenced

    Former Trooper Christopher G. Hughes, 42, was sentenced to 33 months in jail for a 2007 offense.