McNAIRY COUNTY, Tenn. — A state audit of McNairy County has revealed that the county’s bookkeeping needs improvement. The comptroller’s annual audit includes 16 findings spread across multiple county offices related to noncompliance, weaknesses and deficiencies in county government operations, according to a release from the state comptroller’s office. Some of the issues include problems with purchasing procedures, […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Jefferson County Public Schools has announced it is not requiring teachers to give students diagnostic tests for the rest of the year. The Courier-Journal reports that JCPS made the decision recently in response to concerns about over-testing students. Under the changes, a third grader could be subjected to eight fewer diagnostic […]
WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News is looking for a Multimedia Journalist to join the No. 1 news team in West Tennessee. The candidate must be committed to “owning” breaking news and severe weather. He or she needs to be a self-starter who will come to the table with daily story ideas. We are looking for a […]
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – Hattiesburg Public School District employees have been notified of pending job and salary cuts. The Hattiesburg American reports letters of the cuts were sent out to employees Thursday. Interim superintendent Greg Ladner says the district will send more letters Friday that outline specific cuts. He says that the district’s board of […]
PETAL, Miss. (AP) – The Petal Fire Department has updated its gun policy to include rules that are in line with new Mississippi laws. The Hattiesburg American reports that the Petal Board of Alderman voted unanimously to approve the updates at a Wednesday meeting. Petal Fire Chief Joe Hendry says policy changes include concealed weapon […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz guitarist John Scofield went back to the future on his Grammy-nominated CD "Past Present," reuniting members of his acclaimed quartet from the early 1990s to play his new compositions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he's not any more alarmed by the studies of prolonged head trauma suffered by NFL players.
The original soundtrack of Pokémon Red and Blue is now available on vinyl, although dedicated Pokémon hipsters need to act fast: Only 500 copies have been made, which are now shipping from Turntable Lab. The $49.95 record includes the full score from the classic Game Boy games, with the original Pokémon anime's theme song also thrown […]
Grammy award nominee DJ Khaled is bringing a new show -- and a new album -- to Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio starting Friday, February 5, 2016. A TV show under the same name is set for distribution via Apple Music every two weeks Friday. DJ Khaled's record label is also known as We […]