Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Phil Bryant’

Senators have concerns about Common Core education standards

JACKSON — A group of state senators is questioning Mississippi’s implementation of the Common Core education standards even as the state’s schools move to put those standards into place this fall. Sen. Angela Hill, R-Picayune, said Mississippi’s decision to set different testing goals for different racial subgroups undermines the state’s adoption of the standards, along […] [...]

Asper resigns from CMR after 19 years of service

BILOXI — Dr. Vernon Asper is resigning after serving 19 years on the Commission on Marine Resources. Jamie Miller, executive director of the Department of Marine Resources, said, “I would like to thank Dr. Asper for his 19 years of service with the Commission on Marine Resources. His leadership has been invaluable to the Commission […] [...]

It’s official: Gov. Bryant announces minor league ball park to be built in Biloxi

BILOXI — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to being in Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials on Thursday announced plans to build a $36 million Minor League Baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi. The plans call for the stadium to be ready for the start of the 2014 Southern […] [...]

Gov. Phil Bryant to be in Natchez for von Drehle announcement

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will be in Natchez Tuesday as part of an economic announcement. Bryant will be joined by state and local officials and representatives from von Drehle Corp. of Hickory, N.C., which recently bought the former Mississippi River Pulp property. Plans for the facility will be unveiled at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Von Drehle, […] [...]

Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny […] [...]

Isaac pushing toward Big Easy; coastal flooding widespread

GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early this morning was about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans and moving slowly. […] [...]

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

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

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 […] [...]

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