Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Phil Bryant’

Reeves attacks graduation rate omission at Neshoba County Fair

PHILADELPHIA — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says the Mississippi Board of Education made a mistake when it decided to omit high school graduation rates from school ratings this year. Reeves, speaking Wednesday at the Neshoba County Fair, also said he is determined to push a broader charter school law through the Legislature in 2013. The […] [...]

Officials announce Caterpillar expansion

by Associated Press Published: May 18,2012

Tags: Booneville, Caterpillar, Corinth, Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Tommy Irwin

CORINTH — Officials say a new facility for Caterpillar will house warehouse and logistics operations and create 35 jobs over the next three years. Gov. Phil Bryant joined Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin and other local officials for Thursday’s announcement. Caterpillar also says another 80 workers will transfer to the new $34.5 million engine recycling facility. […] [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Brent Christensen named new head of the Mississippi Development Authority

JACKSON — Brent Christensen has been named the new head of the Mississippi Development Authority. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in downtown Jackson. Christensen, who has been the CEO of the Gainesville (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce the last 10 years, replaces interim director Jim Barksdale, the […] [...]

Community meeting on Aberdeen schools

by Associated Press Published: April 24,2012

Tags: Aberdeen, Bob Strebeck, education, Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

ABERDEEN — Conservator Bob Strebeck and other education officials will host a community meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of the district and the time line of the conservatorship. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m at the Aberdeen High School gymnasium. The state Board of Education on Friday approved hiring of Strebeck as […] [...]

Gov. makes appointment to port board

PASCAGOULA — Gov. Phil Bryant has reappointed attorney Jimmy Colmer to a four-year term on the Jackson County Port Authority/Port of Pascagoula Board of Commissioners. He originally was appointed by Gov. Kirk Fordice in 1993, and was reappointed twice by Gov. Haley Barbour. The board consists of nine commissioners, with four appointed by the governor […] [...]

State set to meet about Aberdeen school system

JACKSON — State officials have signaled they could be seeking to take over an eighth school district even as they consider fundamental changes to the process of state control, called conservatorship. Mississippi’s Commission on School Accreditation is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Jackson and appears poised to declare a state of emergency in the 1,400-student […] [...]

Bryant criminalizes Jackson Women’s Health Organization

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a law that will put new regulations on the state’s only abortion clinic, starting July 1. The Republican said he’s not bothered by the possibility that the clinic’s owner will sue to try to block the new mandates. “If it closes that clinic, then so be […] [...]

Analysis: Few get all they want at Mississippi Capitol

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is moving to the end of its 2012 session, and interest groups are being reminded of a universal truth in politics: You can’t always get what you want. People who say the U.S. borders are too porous were upset when an immigration-enforcement died in a Senate committee, after passing the […] [...]

Bryant signs bill raising judge and prosecutor pay

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2012

Tags: Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation giving Mississippi judges their first pay raise since 2003. Circuit and chancery judges now make $104,000 a year. House Bill 484 was signed Friday and takes effect July 1. It increases pay in four annual steps to $146,000 a year by 2016. Pay also increases for district […] [...]

Construction to start by year’s end on Eastover development

Developers of The District at Eastover in Northeast Jackson finally own the site for the mixed-use project. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, co-owners of the The District Land Development Co., bought the 21-acre Old Blind School site from the state for $3.3 million. The deal closed Feb. 24. Hines said in an interview last week […] [...]

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