Tag Archives: Haley Barbour

Rolls-Royce Brings Jobs to Hancock County

January 9, 2012

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The Mississippi Development Authority announced this afternoon that Rolls-Royce North America has added a second jet engine test stand at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. MDA says the $50 million project will create 35 new jobs. FROM THE MISS. DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Today,  Governor Barbour announced that Rolls-Royce North America is adding […]

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Phil Bryant Inauguration

January 3, 2012

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Governor-elect Phil Bryant’s office has released inauguration festivities schedule. BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots). Sunday Jan. 8, 2012 Inaugural Worship Service When: 6-7 p.m. Where: Galloway United Methodist Church, 305 N. Congress St. in Jackson. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 Swearing-In Ceremony When: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (seating and pre-program begin at 10 a.m.). Where: […]

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Barbour to return to BGR lobby group

December 22, 2011

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he’ll return to the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded in 1991 That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Barbour’s plans were not yet public. The […]

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RETIREMENT VERDICT — Study panel says report is prescription for sustaining state public workers’ retirement

December 15, 2011

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The strategy is to structure benefits consistent with a  policy that encourages workers to stay on the job until age 62 “All the cards are on the table face up.” So went the pronouncement of Gov. Haley Barbour last week in detailing a 40-page report that calls for saving over $100 million annually in taxpayer […]

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NORTHWAY COLUMN: Things getting frosty in Southaven

December 8, 2011

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Today, there is a warning on the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s website about icy accumulation in North Mississippi. It is for the I-55 bridge over the Coldwater River in DeSoto County. However, it would appear that the really slick ice in DeSoto County is at the Southaven Mayor’s Office. >> SEE RELATED STORY FROM THE […]

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Technology will determine Miss. solar companies’ future

October 9, 2011

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Twin Creeks Technologies and Stion need high-tech success to compete with cheap overseas labor See related MBJ story: “Calisolar lays off 80 Calif. workers” With the continued controversy over the Obama administration’s support for the now-bankrupt Solyndra, which came weeks after the collapse of Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar, the renewable energy industry is eagerly watching […]

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

September 16, 2011

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Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if […]

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Barbour joins ‘super PAC’ for 2012 campaigns

September 13, 2011

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As reported by several media outlets, Gov. Haley Barbour announced plans to join a conservative “super PAC” of groups co-founded by former Bush advisor Karl Rove and former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie to help raise $240 million for the 2012 election cycle. The PAC comprises American Crossroads and its nonprofit affiliate Crossroads GPS, which reportedly […]

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Barbour: “Katrina Recovery is 80-90% Complete”

August 30, 2011

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Gov. Haley Barbour’s Monday comments to the media on the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Barbour Makes Final Neshoba Appearance

July 28, 2011

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Gov. Haley Barbour’s final Neshoba County Fair speech.

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