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Mississippi ranked 14th in Rich States/Poor States Index

April 15, 2014

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ARLINGTON, Va. — A new report on economic competitiveness ranks Mississippi 14th in the nation. The findings were released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Rich States, Poor States report looks as 15 basic economic policies and how legislative action and state regulations affect them from state-to-state. Those include various tax rates, regulatory […]

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Delta State president takes an active recruiting role

March 31, 2014

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Bill LaForge

By Chris Kieffer, Daily Journal TUPELO – The new president of Delta State University has spent much time on the road recently, actively working to attract students to the regional university. Bill LaForge, who has been on the job since April 15, visited Lee County on Thursday, making recruiting trips to Baldwyn, Saltillo and Tupelo high […]

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Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

March 25, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has been appointed to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. The Democratic leader joins former Wyoming Gov. James Geringer, a Republican, as an appointee to the Governing Board. Their terms will end on September 30, 2017 The Governing Board […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Teacher pay raise politics gets complicated for House

March 19, 2014

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BOBBY HARRISON

House Speaker Philip Gunn’s decision unexpectedly to jump out front in support of a teacher pay raise this past December was arguably both good policy and good politics It appeared to be a proposal that was nothing but a win-win for Gunn and the House leadership. After all, Mississippi is beginning, again, to fall further […]

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Training to be offered on working large animal rescues

March 5, 2014

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What should people be aware of when coming to the aid of large animals involved in accidents and disasters? To answer that question, Mississippi State University is hosting a two-day training program in late March to make emergency responders aware of issues involved in large animal rescues. The Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Awareness Course […]

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Organization promoting women in agriculture still growing

February 27, 2014

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The lead organization promoting women in agriculture in Mississippi continues to grow. Dozens of women came together for a late February conference at Mississippi State University. The 75-member Mississippi Women for Agriculture organization meets to discuss important agricultural developments and to draw encouragement from shared experiences. Mary Jane Coign, who owns a cow and calf […]

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Delta State University establishes racial reconciliation conference

February 26, 2014

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Delta State University has established a racial reconciliation conference, entitled “Winning the Race: A Conference on Diversity and Community”. The goal is to promote dialogue on race relations by building conversations that will bring together diverse communities in the Delta. The date of the conference is March 18 and 19 on the Delta State campus […]

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No decision yet by Childers on Senate race

February 26, 2014

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON – Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, a Booneville Democrat, has yet to decide whether he will enter the race for U.S. Senate. “I have not made a decision,” was the only response from the former Prentiss County chancery clerk recently when asked whether he would enter the fray to replace veteran […]

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Producers learn how to grow safe, healthy product

February 24, 2014

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Mississippi

With increased scrutiny on food safety, a recent event looked to give local growers the latest and greatest in the safe handling of their product from planting to harvest. More than 20 fruit and vegetable growers gathered at Mississippi State University recently for an all-day workshop about food safety and best practices. Instructors from the […]

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Defense Department to cut Army to pre-WW II size

February 24, 2014

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WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping after more than a decade of war. Hagel outlined his vision in a speech at the Pentagon, a week before President Barack […]

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