Epps prison scandal defendant trials pushed back.

Evans, from Jackson, and Malone (the wife of ex-state Rep. Bennett Maloneof Carthage) are among eight people currently accused of paying kickbacks or bribing Christopher Epps, former state corrections commissioner to secure and maintain contracts…

Enrollments drop at most community colleges.

Initial numbers indicate that despite record enrollment at four-year universities and colleges in the state, enrollment at junior and community colleges is down this academic year. The enrollment at East Central Community College, Decatur fell…