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State positioning itself for next round of BRAC scrutiny

In 2005, Mississippi`s military bases – along with those in other states – will again undergo the scrutiny of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) committee. Throughout the state, a growing uneasiness has spurred communities and politicians to discuss what, if anything, can be done to ward off the specter of BRAC. Work has already begun behind the scenes to ...

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Crossing state lines

MERIDIAN – When the creation of an East Mississippi-West Alabama regional economic development cooperative agreement was announced last April, many people wondered if the mutually beneficial alliance was little more than a political ploy by then Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, who was seeking re-election in a heated contest against Republican contender Haley Barbour. But less than a month after Barbour was ...

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