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Bank executive asked by board to relocate to New Orleans

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding president and CEO Carl Chaney says the board of directors has asked him to move to New Orleans. Chaney tells The Sun Herald the Greater New Orleans represents approximately 41 percent of the company’s balance sheet. He says he plans to move his family in June. John Hairston, CEO and chief […] [...]

Board approves new funding scheme for state universities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi University for Women, the University of Mississippi and Alcorn State University will get financial boosts under a new formula to distribute state money among Mississippi’s eight public universities. The College Board approved the formula yesterday without amendments, although some members had objected in a recent committee meeting to funding levels for […] [...]

Full board to weigh new university funding formula

JACKSON — A College Board committee is moving forward a plan to change how state money is distributed among Mississippi’s eight universities. The board’s Finance Committee voted  to send the proposal to the full board for consideration tomorrow, but not before one board member sharply questioned state subsidies of non-Mississippi residents. Higher Education Commissioner Hank […] [...]

Committee to look at new funding formula for universities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A new funding formula meant to equalize state money among Mississippi’s eight universities will come before a College Board committee today and could get a vote by the full board tomorrow. In recent years, the individual universities’ shares of overall state funding have remained the same, even as enrollments have shrunk at […] [...]

Committee rejects Bomgar’s nomination to Education Board

JACKSON — The Senate Education Committee has rejected Joel Bomgar’s nomination to join the state Board of Education. Bomgar, the 33-year-old founder of Bomgar Corp. of Ridgeland, saw his nomination tabled on an 8-7 vote. Opponents subjected Bomgar, a Jackson resident, to sharp questioning about his board membership on the conservative-leaning Mississippi Center for Public […] [...]

Governor withdraws anti-abortionist’s nomination to Health Board

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday he’s withdrawing his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland to the state Board of Health. Bryant’s decision came after The Associated Press questioned whether Bryant was fulfilling requirements of a state law that specifies the board’s 11 members must come from certain parts of the state. […] [...]

Lawmaker: Anti-abortion activist’s confirmation will be close vote

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants senators to confirm his nomination of anti-abortion activist Terri Herring to the state Board of Health, but a top lawmaker said it’s unclear whether Herring will receive enough support. “I think Terri is someone who has committed her life to women’s health care and the right to […] [...]

Governor wants anti-abortion supporter on Health Board

RIDGELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring of Ridgeland for a six-year term on the state Board of Health. Herring’s is one of several nominations awaiting consideration in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. If confirmed by a majority of the Senate, Herring would serve this July 1 through June […] [...]

Board says it supports Bryant on teacher requirements, but…

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has passed a resolution outlining its position on increasing teacher preparation program entrance requirements at public universities in Mississippi. The resolution outlines the Board’s ongoing support for improving teacher quality and the impact a quality teacher has on students in the classroom. […] [...]

Board gives nod to plans for new UM basketball arena

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi is taking concrete steps toward building a new basketball arena. The state College Board has approved plans for Ole Miss to spend $6 million for architects to design a 10,000-seat venue, a parking garage and other facilities. The arena would replace the 9,061-seat Tad Smith Coliseum, built in 1967. […] [...]

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