Archive for November 9th, 2012

Matching food stamp recipients with state’s produce gains steam

by Ted Carter Published: November 9,2012

Tags: farmers markets, food stamps, Mississippi Department of Human Services, SNAP

More fresh vegetables and fruits are on the dinner tables of Mississippians who receive food stamps. This is thanks to a state-sponsored effort that provides farmers with a new market for their produce and establishes healthier diets for the 20 percent of the state’s population enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, state […] [...]

No full Mississippi jobs rebound until end of decade

Mississippi will be nearing the end of this decade before job numbers in manufacturing, leisure & hospitality and several other sectors returns to the pre-recession levels of 2007, state economists say in a new report. The news is not entirely bad, however. The November issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook reports that the leading indicators […] [...]

TEC appoints Fagan

by MBJ Staff Published: November 9,2012

Tags: Kathlene Fagan, Revenue Assurance Department, TEC

TEC has appointed Kathlene Fagan as revenue assurance coordinator in the Revenue Assurance Department in the corporate office in Jackson. Fagan, currently residing in Pearl, graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where she received a degree in accounting and office systems technology. Fagan is the daughter of Kennita Dailey and has two children, Veda […] [...]

Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise money and awareness

by Clay Chandler Published: November 9,2012

Tags: Greenville, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi River Marathon, Teach for America

The inaugural Mississippi River Marathon started with a conversation between two Teach for America corps members. Those putting on the race, set for February in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., say it could end up paying nice dividends for the Delta and for the teacher-placement organization. Chris Marsh and a Teach for America colleague came […] [...]

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