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Gov. Phil Bryant names 4 men to 9-year College Board terms

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has named four men to nine-year terms on the College Board that would begin May 9. Delta Council Executive Vice President Chip Morgan of Leland was named to a central district seat to succeed Bob Owens of Jackson. Businessman Thomas Duff of Columbia was named to a southern district seat to succeed Robin Robinson of ...

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A Q&A with Gov. Phil Bryant — Energy, oil and other things

Gov. Phil Bryant earlier this month delivered a keynote address to oil company executives and others gathered in Houston for the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Summit. Upon his return, the governor’s office agreed to answer a series of questions on the subject of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. Here is the Q&A: Q — Does the governor have plans in the remainder ...

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Gov. Phil Bryant proclaims November as Innovation Month

JACKSON, Mississippi — While speaking today to nearly 2,000 business leaders from around the state at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Hobnob event, Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed November as Innovation Month in Mississippi. “Mississippi’s economy grew by 2.4 percent in 2012, marking the first time the state’s economy surpassed $100 billion,” Bryant said. “This growth would not be possible without ...

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CRAWFORD: Gov. Phil Bryant is no fool

Most politicians know Mr. Pot should think twice before calling Mr. Kettle names. Oh, they can enthusiastically besmirch each other’s policies and positions, but name calling besmirches the namer more than the named. So it was in Rep. Steve Holland’s hand written note last week to Gov. Phil Bryant. “I think you’re a fool to turn your back on the ...

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Gov. Phil Bryant to be in Natchez for von Drehle announcement

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will be in Natchez Tuesday as part of an economic announcement. Bryant will be joined by state and local officials and representatives from von Drehle Corp. of Hickory, N.C., which recently bought the former Mississippi River Pulp property. Plans for the facility will be unveiled at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Von Drehle, which provides paper products to ...

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Gov. Bryant says he wants no Syrian refugees in Mississippi

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JACKSON — Mississippi’s Phil Bryant is joining several other governors in saying they want to block the federal government from putting any Syrian refugees in their states. However, Lavinia Limon, president and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigration, said states don’t have any legal authority to block refugees from being resettled in their communities. U.S. refugee programs ...

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Former MBJ reporter Clay Chandler to become Gov. Bryant’s communications director


Clay Chandler will become communications director for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant at the end of the month. He will succeed Nicole Webb. She and her husband, Kevin, are returning to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and she plans to focus mainly on raising their two children. Chandler, a northeast Mississippi native, begins the job Nov. 30. Since 2004, he has worked ...

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Power of incumbency prevails in Mississippi — Bryant wins another term

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant speaks as his wife Deborah listens next to him during an election day party, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Jackson, Miss. Bryant easily won a second term as Mississippi governor Tuesday, defeating a truck driver who ran a low-budget campaign as the Democratic nominee. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON — For the first time in a single year, Mississippi voters have re-elected all eight statewide officials. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday won a second term, easily defeating two challengers who ran low-budget campaigns — Democrat Robert Gray, a truck driver who said he surprised even himself by winning the party primary in August; and the Reform Party’s ...

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Group adds Bryant aide

Chris Champion has joined Cornerstone Government Affairs as vice president of its Jackson office. Champion, a native of Greenwood, has held the position of policy director for Gov. Phil Bryant, where he oversaw the Governor’s legislative agenda and advised him on state and federal issues. He also acted as the Governor’s designee to the Tennessee Valley Authority Regional Energy Resource ...

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