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Daily Digital Jan. 23: Giving School Boards Flexibility, Ditching Inspection Stickers, Still Searching for Justice

With the Daily Digital I’m Courtney Carter, and today is January 23rd.

Yesterday at the Miss. House passed bill saying that local districts could determine their own curriculum. The State Department of Education would still have a framework, but districts could decide how to utilize it. That passed by a vote of 95-21.

Another bill cleared the Senate Finance Committee that would allow inspection stickers to expire for good. The bill was proposed by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves. Reeves says other states have nixed the inspection sticker due to more modern safety technology, and that by following suit the Mississippi Highway Patrol would be off the hook and could focus on other aspects of the job. Tate Reeves says this is doing away with a tax of sorts.

More money to find Jessica Chambers killer. This time the reward money is up to $53,000. Chambers was found burned alive by her car in Courtland back in December. The investigation is still going on, and suspects have been cleared but no arrests have been made.

What’s going on around the state? Plans for your Mississippi Weekend at

For the Daily Digital, I’m Courtney Carter.


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