Posts Tagged ‘municipalities’

WISEMAN: Mississippi Municipalities: Keeping hope alive

by Published: August 9,2013

Tags: Marty Wiseman, municipalities, Stennis Institute

Perhaps my favorite gatherings over the course of my professional year are those that involve the Mississippi Municipal League. This organization, commonly referred to as the “MML,” recently held its annual conference. Old acquaintances and a large influx of newly elected officials from Mississippi’s cities and towns only served to renew my respect for this […] [...]

WISEMAN: Municipalities are beachheads of opportunity

by Published: May 17,2013

Tags: Marty Wiseman, municipalities, Stennis Institute

In a recent Tuesday the streets of many of our municipalities were lined with fellow citizens and supporters of mayoral, aldermanic and council candidates waving signs and banners in behalf of their favorites. It was gratifying to see such an outpouring because in many of these towns the stakes are perhaps higher than they have […] [...]

Bryant baffled by opposition to immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said he doesn’t understand some of the opposition that’s developed to an immigration-enforcement bill, particularly from businesses that say they don’t hire illegal immigrants, anyway. “If they’re not hiring illegal immigrants I am baffled as to why they think this law would be detrimental to their work,” Bryant told reporters […] [...]

Groups voice opposition to immigration enforcement legislation

JACKSON — Four influential groups in Mississippi say they’re opposing an immigration enforcement bill because of unanswered questions about how it would affect police agencies and local government. The Associated Press obtained a letter sent to senators yesterday by the heads of the Mississippi Municipal League and the associations of sheriffs, police chiefs and county […] [...]

Communities honored for ‘Projects of Excellence’

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour and Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), presented 13 Governor’s Community Projects of Excellence Awards during a recent ceremony at the Mississippi Department of Education building in downtown Jackson. 
 The awards were presented to community leaders and representatives from non-profit organizations for their outstanding […] [...]

Cities asking for no unfunded mandates from Legislature

JACKSON — The Mississippi Municipal League (MML) will announce its 2011 Legislative Agenda tomorrow at the State Capitol. Along with other items on their agenda, a major emphasis on the MML agenda will be asking the Legislature to abstain from passing legislation that puts an unfunded mandate on county and city governments. “We recognize that […] [...]

Delta city seeing successful businesses

by Published: January 11,2010

Tags: economic development, municipalities, retail

GREENWOOD — What do a restaurant serving doughnuts and tamales, a luxury hotel and a spa and a farmers’ market have in common? Probably nothing, unless you are in Greenwood, where these businesses have found success. And those are just a few. Over the past decade a host of new restaurants and merchants have established […] [...]

Cities’ unemployment rates soar

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates were higher in November than a year earlier in all 372 metropolitan areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Seventeen areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15 percent, while 13 areas registered rates below 5 percent. The national unemployment rate in November was 9.4 percent, not seasonally adjusted, […] [...]

Cities see continued rise in unemployment

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates were higher in October than a year earlier in all 372 metropolitan areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Fifteen areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15 percent, while 13 areas registered rates below 5 percent. Among the 369 metropolitan areas for which non-farm payroll employment was available, […] [...]

Another community joins Main Street network

GRENADA — You can add Grenada to the growing list of Mississippi cities designated as a Downtown Network Member Community. Grenada joins the cities of Eupora and Newton as a member of the DNMB, sponsored by the Mississippi Main Street Association. The dedication ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Orleans Bistro […] [...]

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