Archive | August 23rd, 2012

More limits on grain barges likely as river keeps dropping

August 23, 2012

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Rain in the drought-stricken Ohio Valley is the only remedy at the moment for falling water levels on the Mississippi River that this week is limiting north-and-south bound barge traffic to alternating12-hour schedules, says the head of a Greenville grain shipping cooperative. Steve Nail, president & CEO of the Farmers Grain Terminal, said Thursday a […]

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Bryant attacks “failed federal immigration policy” with new order

August 23, 2012

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Gov. Phil Bryant’s office announced this morning his issuance of an executive order “reaffirming Mississippi law that prohibits illegal immigrants from receiving public benefits.” The release says executive state agencies would be required to administer such benefits but to “clarify their processes in order to guard against erroneously issuing benefits” to people recently granted “deferred action” […]

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