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JSU selects Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony

Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony has been named director of the Jackson State University Department of Mass Communications. Since 1998, Hayes-Anthony has served as professor of Communications and chair of the Department of Communications at Belhaven University. Prior to that, she served at JSU for 10 years, first as director of Graduate Studies for the Department of […] [...]

Jackie Chatmon is 2014 top employee

Jackie Chatmon of Hinds County has been named the Department of Mental Health’s 2014 Employee of the Year. Chatmon is a Program Administrator in the Division of Children and Youth, where she oversees the Mississippi Transitional Outreach Project and Project XPand, both programs focused on providing services to adolescents and young adults. She has been […] [...]

Greenwood school board hires superintendent’s wife

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood School Board has hired the superintendent’s wife as an instructional coach for the school district. Superintendent Montrell Greene left the room Friday when board members voted 5-0 for the hiring of Robie Green, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported. Robie Greene was previously an education professor at Mississippi Valley State University. The school […] [...]

Analysis: MAS targets unfunded mandates on counties

by Published: February 23,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, taxes

JACKSON — The Mississippi Association of Supervisors is rallying the rank and file to oppose several bills making their way through the 2015 Legislature. Among them are bills to boost the salaries of court reporters, constables and sheriffs. The association considers them unfunded mandates. All appear to have overwhelming support in the Legislature. The association […] [...]

AG opinions: Biloxi can’t sell naming rights to ball field

BILOXI — A Mississippi attorney general’s office opinion has derailed an agreement between Biloxi and the Shuckers minor league baseball team to sell the naming rights for MGM Park’s playing field. The agreement had called for the city to earn an extra $50,000 a year to help repay the construction bond for the stadium. The […] [...]

Southaven plans to become regional shopping destination

by Published: February 23,2015

Tags: Business, Memphis, Mississippi, NEWS, shopping, Southaven

SOUTHAVEN — Local officials are expecting the outlet mall under construction by Tanger and Poag Shopping Centers to make Southaven a regional business destination. “We are 250 miles from six states and we will probably draw from all of them. This isn’t your local mall,” Carmen Kyle, executive director of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce, […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — Mississippi’s thin racial veneer

by Published: February 22,2015

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Racism

Race persists as a predominant part of Mississippi life. There are the disparities revealed by objective facts:   Most Republicans are white. Most African-Americans are Democrats. All statewide elected officials are white. Most prison inmates are black. Most wealthy Mississippians, business owners, bank executives, physicians, and plant managers are white. Most poverty-level Mississippians and non-elderly […] [...]

(UPDATED — BREAKING NEWS) American Specialty Alloys won’t locate $1.2B mill in Mississippi

By JACK WEATHERLY American Specialty Alloys, a startup aluminum manufacturer that had been in negotiations with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Golden Triangle development agency since last spring, announced late Friday it has signed a deal with the state of Louisiana to build a $1.2 billion mill in Pineville, which is adjacent to Alexandria […] [...]

Hood wants some of $46 million of suit settlements earmarked for mentally ill

by Published: February 21,2015

Tags: Business, Jim Hood, Legal Affairs, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

Call it a sharing of the spoils of war at an opportune time.. Just as he qualifies for a reelection bid, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is handing over around $46 million to Gov. Phil Bryant and the Legislature from legal settlements obtained from the likes of Standard & Poor’s, Merck & Co., HSBC Bank […] [...]

Lawmakers honor Dr. Angela Gaddis

The Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) will honor Dr. Angela Gaddis, Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work, for her contributions in promoting academic excellence in Mississippi higher education. She will take part in the State Capital Awards Luncheon on Feb. 17 that will celebrate all of the 2014-2015 HEADWAE recipients. […] [...]

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