Topping Mississippi news this week:

  • Former Greenville High School teacher Linda Winters Johnson has been indicted for dragging a special needs student across the gym floor. As a result of mishandling the situation, Greenville’s superintendent Leeson Taylor has been fired from his position as well. Winters Johnson’s arraignment will be December 13th.
  • The Mississippi Economics Council’s Bicentennial Banners appears to be gaining popularity. The banner is flying at Mississippi branches of Tupelo-based BancorpSouth and Delta State University. While there are plans for the banner to fly outside of Tupelo’s new police headquarters and at the University of Mississippi.
  • Governor Phil Bryant is in Israel this week touting Mississippi’s tech partnerships with the country. Governor Bryant posted a picture with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying the two talked about Mississippi’s commitment to the Middle Eastern nation as well as the election of President-elect Donald Trump .

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