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Board in no hurry to find permanent president for Valley

ITTA BENA— It appears Mississippi Valley State University is likely to lack a permanent leader for the foreseeable future, even though the College Board has recently named new presidents for two other state universities. The College Board decided not to renew Donna Oliver’s contract at the Itta Bena institution in October, four years after she […] [...]

Public comment sought for new school-rating plan

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Graduation rates will make a difference this year in how Mississippi high schools and school districts are rated. The state Board of Education is likely today to seek public comment on a plan to add four-year graduation rates to the numerical formula that rates high schools and school districts. The board is […] [...]

Mandatory meetings held for Delta heritage area

by MBJ Staff Published: March 7,2013

Tags: board, culture, Heritage, historic, history, meeting, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

CLEVELAND — The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area moved closer to full authorization with two recent public meetings and a series of planning committee meetings, followed by a session with the governing board. Thirty people attended a community meeting in the Museum of the Mississippi Delta in Greenwood, and 25 attended another meeting in the […] [...]

Board approves courses for planned JSU-Madison campus

by Associated Press Published: February 25,2013

Tags: board, campus, college, course, education, higher education, postsecondary, public university

MADISON — The state College Board has approved 42 courses for Jackson State University’s planned campus in Madison. Board officials say that’s only the beginning of the classes that JSU will offer in Jackson’s northern suburb. The list included nine business courses, four education courses and six gerontology courses. “I don’t know if that’s the […] [...]

Ex-DMR board member asked Trust to buy land from boss’ son

by Associated Press Published: February 25,2013

Tags: acquire, acquisition, board, buy, conflict of interest, investigation, land, law, legal, loan, property, purchase, sale, sell, state agncy, sweetheart deal, trust

BILOXI — The head of the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain says a board member employed by the state Department of Marine Resources asked the trust if it would buy land from her boss’ son, if the department provided some money. The proposal came from Tina Shumate, who resigned early in February as […] [...]

Utility Authority board not appointing interim director

by Associated Press Published: February 8,2013

Tags: authority, board, county government, director, energy, executive search, firing, termination, utility

BILOXI — The Harrison County Utility Authority will move quickly to hire a new executive director. The authority’s board met yesterday for the first time since last week’s firing of longtime director Kamran Pahlavan. He was dismissed because of conflict of interest concerns involving a car purchase and financing the deal through a utility authority […] [...]

CVB begins search for new tourism director after shakeup

CORINTH — The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a search for a new tourism director after accepting the resignation of Kristy White from the position. The Daily Corinthian reports the organization’s board of directors is advertising the position and expects to take applications for about three weeks New board president Luke Doehner […] [...]

Board approves waiver of out-of-state tuition at Valley

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2013

Tags: approval, board, college, higher education, public university, state agency, student, tuition

JACKSON — Mississippi Valley State University has become the second public university to allow all out-of-state residents to pay the same tuition rates as students who live in Mississippi. A similar move was made earlier this year by Delta State University. Following College Board approval, the state’s six other public universities also plan to waive […] [...]

Board mulling changes to city’s taxi ordinance

by Associated Press Published: January 14,2013

Tags: board, bus, cab, change, city, government, law, limousine, meeting, ordinance, taxi, tourism, tourist, transportation, travel, vacation, visitor

VICKSBURG — The Public Transportation Board is working on 20 proposed changes to Vicksbirg’s taxi ordinance. Board chairman Jim Stirgus Jr. tells the Vicksburg Post the plan is to bring all vehicles for hire under one ordinance. He said the board would consider the changes on Feb. 12. The current ordinance defines only taxis and […] [...]

Two Coast counties approve regional tourism board

by Associated Press Published: January 8,2013

Tags: board, convention, county government, meeting, region, regional, regionalism, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Supervisors in Harrison and Hancock counties have voted to support a regional tourism board that would promote the entire Gulf Coast. Jackson County supervisors discussed the proposal yesterday but didn’t vote on it, saying they need more information. Once approved by the three counties, The Sun Herald reports it would need […] [...]

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