July 25 Local Headlines:

posted by Kelly Bennett - 

The Superintendent and Principal of Long Beach High believe there are too many entrances to the school, making it a security risk.  Talia Lock told WLOX that when the cafeteria manager says if she plugs in more than one toaster at a time, the computer lab goes down, and that means there are problems with the infrastructure.  Voters will decide on a $20-million bond issue next week  (Aug 2) that would fund a renovation project.  Some believe the district should wait and build a new high school. 

If you've gotten a student loan in the last 18 years, you may need to give the attorney general's office a call. Jim Hood has joined with the Mississippi Center for Justice in suing the nation's largest student loan processor, Navient Corporation. The suit accuses the Delaware company of pushing students into loans they couldn't afford and misleading borrowers about payment options. Thousands of Mississippi students may have been affected and the attorney general is asking those with a Navient loan to contact his consumer protection division or the Mississippi Center for Justice.

The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information on a man whose body was found on a roadside about 2 miles west of U.S. 49 early Saturday morning, just west of Wiggins.  Family and friends had spoken with Andrew Lewis the night before, and his death is considered suspicious. 

Members of the Nat’l Transportation Board will meet to determine the probable cause of last years deadly train-charter bus crash in Biloxi Aug. 7th.  They opened the 33-hundred page public docket yesterday with documents and pictures supporting the federal probe.  Four people on that bus were killed. 

State police are confirming the identity of an elderly couple killed in a crash late Monday afternoon on Highway 63 in Jackson County. Henry Germany of Lucedale was killed, as was his passenger Ruby Germany, when the Ford Ranger they were in was struck broadside.

Almost a hundred dogs and cats rescued in Jones County two weeks ago are no longer in Mississippi. They've been flown to Virginia to continue recovering from the neglect they suffered at their previous home near Ellisville. The Humane Society of the United States arranged for the Wings of Rescue plane to transport the animals to an airport not far from Washington, where they were handed over to the organization's partners who'll be working to find them new homes.

Today is National Hire a Veteran Day, a reminder that the armed services produce a highly qualified pool of labor across a wide range of fields. There are a number of resources available to help connect employers and veterans looking for work, including hire out heroes dot com.

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