According to the report, 51 percent of Mississippi's school districts are considered successful, but 21 percent are at risk of failing. 58 percent of individual schools are considered successful, up from 49 percent in 2009.
Most state municipalities will take part in Friday's and Saturday's sales tax holiday, yet 14 have decided not to participate including three, Heidelberg, Purvis, and Lumberton, from the Pine Belt area.
For Devon Byrd, 16, and Phillip White, 18, a walk to an oil tank in the Carnes Community back in October of 2009 became one they never came back from. A spark mixed with fumes from the tank caused an explosion, killing them.
CARNES, MS (CNN) -- The deaths of two Mississippi teens are about to put a national focus on a little-recognized problem. Devon Byrd, 16, and Wade White, 18, were killed when a natural gas tank at a well