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Leaders react to former Gov. Allain's death; family issues statement

Reactions have come from some Mississippi leaders, both Democrat and Republican, to the death of former Gov. Bill Allain: • Democrat William Winter, who was governor from January 1980 to January 1984, when Allain was attorney general and just before Allain was governor: “His legacy will be those reforms he successfully implemented in separating the authority of the Legislature from ...

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Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain dies at 85

JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed significant numbers of women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the executive branch by removing legislators from state boards, died Monday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Tom Allain, a nephew, says the former governor was 85. A law associate, Louis Clifford, says Allain had been hospitalized ...

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BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC expanding to manufacturing facility in Starkville

JACKSON, Mississippi – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC, manufacturer of filing and folder products, announced today the company is expanding operations to the city of Starkville in the South Hangar building on Airport Road. BSP will create at least 25 new jobs and represents a company investment of at least $750,000. “I want to thank ...

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Blue Cross agrees to pay in-network rates at four HMA hospitals

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Under increasing pressure from Gov. Phil Bryant and the state Insurance Department, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi said yesterday it would start paying in-network rates at four hospitals whose contracts the insurer had canceled. Mississippi’s largest private health insurer said it would resume higher payments to Amory’s Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center, Clarksdale’s Northwest Mississippi ...

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Conveyor component-maker cuts ribbon for expanded plant

CLARKSDALE — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Metso cut the ribbon this past weekend on the company’s expanded operations in Clarksdale. Metso announced in September 2012 it would increase its conveyor component operations at the Clarksdale location. The project represents a $4-million company investment, and it created 30 new jobs and retained 61 jobs, according to the Mississippi Development ...

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Bryant restates his opposition to health care reform

JACKSON — If there’s one thing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes perfectly clear, it’s this: He doesn’t like the federal health overhaul. Whether you call the law by its official name, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or by what Republican Bryant calls it, “Obamacare,” the governor says it’s too invasive and expensive. During an interview with The Associated ...

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Steel processor to site plant in Attala County

KOSCIUSKO — Attala Steel Industries is unveiling a new facility. The $5-million galvanizing facility will allow the company to coat steel, in addition to the steel processing it already does at the Kosciusko facility. The company has 34 employees and plans to hire 11 more. Attala Steel invested $5 million in the project. Gov. Phil Bryant cut the ribbon yesterday. ...

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