Archive | October 11th, 2013

UPDATE: Bryant vows ‘not to yield’ to Army’s plan to close USM’s ROTC program

October 11, 2013

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has vowed to fight Obamacare to the bending end. Now he’s got a new federal opponent – the U.S. Army. The Army’s recommendation to close the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of Southern Mississippi as part of a consolidation strategy led Bryant to visit the campus Friday […]

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Our View: Center for Justice and Women’s Fund — 10 years of making a better Mississippi

October 11, 2013

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  The Mississippi Center for Justice and the Women’s Fund of Mississippi launched 10 years ago this year with missions so daunting they could have left the leadership of both organizations wondering “Where do we start?” The answer for the pair of fledgling non-profits was to simply put one foot in front of the other […]

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Time running out for Obamacare exchange fixes

October 11, 2013

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Autumn coolness may have arrived in Washington D.C. but the heat is on big time for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to fix the many, many bugs in the new Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges, Time magazine reports. They have one month. If the officials running the new Affordable Care Act insurance […]

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Wayne Farms expanding in Laurel, adding 150 jobs

October 11, 2013

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LAUREL, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Wayne Farms, producer of fresh and processed poultry, announced today the company is expanding its operations in Laurel. The expansion involves the addition of a new processing line and the renovation of the company’s existing facility. The project represents a company investment of $3 million and […]

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Barbour, other Republicans slam Tea Party over government shutdown

October 11, 2013

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Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour

DES MOINES, Iowa — From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington. The Republican establishment also is signaling a willingness to strike back at the tea party in next fall’s elections. […]

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Here’s another suggestion if you don’t like Common Core

October 11, 2013

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I’ve heard tons of reason why Common Core, the new education method sweeping the country, won’t work. However, I haven’t heard anyone offer a different solution … Gripe, gripe, gripe … “It’s a liberal attack on education,” some say. “It’s conservative trying to take over our children at a young age,” others say. While I […]

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Mississippi Power: Don’t be left in dark by scammers

October 11, 2013

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A Mississippi utility has issued a warning — don’t be left in the dark by con artists. Mississippi Power reports scammers, attempting to pass themselves off as company employees, are contacting the Gulfport-based utility’s customers and telling them they are behind on their electric bill and face having their power cut off. Spokesman Keith Guillot […]

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USDA grant aimed at improving health of Delta clinic

October 11, 2013

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One of the most pressing needs in the Mississippi Delta is adequate health care, and a recent federal grant will hopefully help a facility in Leland better serve the community. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $900,000 grant to the Delta Health Alliance (DHA) for renovations to the Leland Medical Clinic. Alliance CEO […]

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