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Mississippi soldiers in aviation unit heading to Afghanistan

A group of about 60 Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers are leaving Jackson to deploy to Afghanistan. A send-off ceremony was held Thursday in Madison for members of Company G of the 1st Battalion of the 168th Aviation Regiment. The company flies medical evacuation missions using UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The soldiers first are going to Fort Bliss, Texas, for ...

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Bryant picks deputy to lead Mississippi Employment Security

Gov. Phil Bryant is nominating a longtime employee of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to lead the jobs agency. Jackie A. Turner of Sallis has worked there 27 years and has been deputy director since 2013. Bryant on Thursday nominated Turner to succeed Mark Henry as director. Wednesday, the governor nominated Henry to serve on the three-person Workers Compensation ...

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22 injured when bus overturns on Mississippi interstate

A Greyhound bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after the bus overturned on an interstate highway in Mississippi and caused injuries that sent nearly two dozen passengers to hospitals. Jackson Police Sgt. Roderick Holmes said in a news release the wreck happened about 8 p.m. Wednesday on an entry ramp on Interstate-55 during heavy rains. Holmes ...

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Black soybean farmers returning to court in seed lawsuit

Some black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee are returning to federal court for a hearing on their lawsuit claiming a seed company sold them faulty soybean seeds because of their race. Stine Seed Co. has denied accusations that a salesman sold thousands of dollars’ worth of defective seeds to the farmers because they are black. The farmers allege the seeds ...

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Candidates start qualifying for 2019 Mississippi elections

Candidates are starting to file for statewide and regional offices and legislative seats in Mississippi. Wednesday was the first day to submit qualifying papers. The deadline to enter races is March 1. Party primaries are in August and the general election is in November. Five of the eight statewide offices will not have incumbents running, which means 2019 will be ...

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Mississippi receiving federal grant for preschool programs

Mississippi is receiving a $10.6 million federal grant for preschool programs, Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday. Bryant said the grant will expand a system developed by his State Early Childhood Advisory Council and the Mississippi Department of Human Services. The governor said the money will help “maximize parental choice and engagement” with a goal of ensuring children have a smooth ...

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Bryant taps jobs agency leader for Workers Comp Commission

The director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security is being nominated for the state Workers Compensation Commission. Mark Henry of Brandon was chosen for the three-person commissionWednesday by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. If confirmed by the state Senate, Henry would succeed commissioner Thomas Webb, whose six-year term expired Monday. Bryant spokesman Knox Graham says Henry will remain at Employment ...

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40 years and still printing — MBJ still the leading source of business news in Magnolia State

In August 1979, a new business-focused, statewide newspaper hit the newsstand for the first time. Dubbed the Mississippi Business Journal, that first issue dealt with transportation issues, oil and gas exploration and the upcoming gubernatorial election as well as offering people in the news, business briefs, editorials and more. The frequency of the publication would evolve from monthly to weekly, ...

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Hadley: Austin has nothing on Jackson and Mississippi

By NASH NUNNERY Elizabeth Ross Hadley left her heart in Mississippi. A lawyer/lobbyist with prestigious Texas firm Greenberg Traurig, Hadley and her husband Bryan made the decision ten years ago to move to Austin for better and bigger opportunities than her home state could offer. But the Jackson native comes home several times a year to visit family, attend Ole ...

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