Posts Tagged ‘board’

County hires law firm to set up economic development board

by Associated Press Published: November 19,2012

Tags: attorney, board, consultant, county, economic development, employee, government, job, job creation, law, law firm, lawyer, work, worker

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River County supervisors have hired a branch of the Butler Snow law firm to set up an economic development board. The county will pay the Ridgeland-based firm $450,000 over three years, under a contract signed Sept. 19 by J. Patrick Lee, president of the board of supervisors, The Picayune Item reports. The […] [...]

Board soliciting research ideas from state’s farmers

by MBJ Staff Published: November 18,2012

Tags: agriculture, association, board, commodity, development, farm, farmer, farming, research, row crop, soybeans

CANTON — The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) is encouraging soybean farmers from around the state to share the problems and issues they face in the field, either noticed for the first time this season or those faced year to year. MSPB plans to use the input to aid the selection of research projects funded […] [...]

PSC, councilmen approve Entergy to join MISO

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2012

Tags: board, city, commission, electricity, energy, municipal, municipality, power, regional, state government, transmission, utility

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. has won the final approvals needed to join a regional electrical transmission group. The Mississippi Public Service Commission and New Orleans City Council both voted to allow the New Orleans-based utility to move ahead. Regulators in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas had already approved the move. Entergy says it will join MISO, […] [...]

Board renews Bounds’ contract; will continue to make $341K annually

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2012

Tags: agency, board, contract, executive, higher education, state government, university

JACKSON — Hank Bounds will get at least four more years as the head of Mississippi’s public university system. The College Board voted unanimously to extend Bounds’ contract as commissioner of higher education. Bounds had about 18 months remaining on his original four-year contract signed in 2009. “It was simply a vote of confidence in […] [...]

Committee expected to OK extra fee at UM, State

by Associated Press Published: November 15,2012

Tags: appropriation, board, budget, committee, construction, education, fee, higher education, public university, state government

OXFORD and STARKVILLE — Mississippi’s two largest universities are likely to win approval to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students. Members of a College Board committee unanimously approved the proposals yesterday from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. The full board is scheduled to vote on the fee today. Leaders of the […] [...]

Hosemann pushes for streamlining boards, commissions

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is advocating streamlining state government by reining in the 200 boards and commissions that oversee various agencies. In his inaugural State of the State speech in January, Gov. Phil Bryant asked Hosemann, whose office maintains the state’s records, to make recommendations “on possible termination or consolidation” of boards […] [...]

New program aimed at helping the poor plan for college

JACKSON — A new effort wants people nationwide to help poor children in Mississippi and San Francisco save for college. The 1:1 Fund is being launched by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. In Mississippi, the marketing effort expands on the Mississippi College Savings Account Program. And it has helped more than 500 children in Jackson, […] [...]

Supervisors agree to absorb some of employees’ premiums

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2012

Tags: benefits, board, COST, county government, deductible, employee, health insurance, insurance, premium, supervisor, worker

JACKSON — Hinds County supervisors have voted 3-2 to keep the contract approved Oct. 4 with United Healthcare and its local representative, Bottrell Insurance. The new contract lowers employees’ health insurance deductible from a staggering $5,000 to a low of $500 but more than doubles their monthly premiums, from $73 for a single employee to […] [...]

Board still mulling new vo-tech school after JBHM presentation

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2012

Tags: architect, architecture, board, county, design, drawing, government, plan, school, skill, supervisor, vocational-technical, workforce

COLUMBUS — The Lowndes County School Board continues to explore adding a vocational-technical school to the district. The next steps will involve gauging student interest and district needs, evaluating site possibilities and identifying potential funding sources. The Commercial Dispatch reports school board members and a couple of Lowndes County supervisors responded positively to a recent […] [...]

Supervisors give nod to hospital’s acquisition of clinics

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors have given approval to the local publicly owned hospital to buy two medical clinics. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Greenwood Leflore Hospital wants to buy the Kosko Eye Clinic and the Greenwood Urology Clinic. Hospital Administrator Jim Jackson says the purchases also must be approved by the city of Greenwood. The […] [...]

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