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Mississippi lawmakers examine agencies’ travel expenses


Mississippi legislators are combing through state agencies’ travel reports to try to cut costs on events such as out-of-state conferences. Members of House and Senate budget groups met Monday with several officials, including Medicaid director David Dzielak and Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher. Many agencies require multiple levels of supervisors to approve travel expenses. Dzielak said he signs off on employees’ ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Pathways for unmotivated people become useless pathways

economic development

Pathways” is the popular word today for fixing broken, adolescent, and unsuccessful people.    Here are a few examples. At the federal level there are the Pathways out of Poverty Act, the National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention program, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Pathways courses. At the state level there are Governor Phil Bryant’s Mississippi Works Smart Start Career Pathway, the Mississippi ...

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Community college board exec Eric Clark to retire

JACKSON — Mississippi Community College Board Executive Director Eric Clark will retire at the end of June 2015. Since 2008, Clark has led the board that coordinates the operations of the state’s 15 community colleges, which are governed by local boards. Clark, 63, made the announcement during a state board meeting. He told The Associated Press he will have 40 ...

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Ex-Secretary of State Clark backing Cochran for Senate reelection

Dr. Eric Clark, former Mississippi secretary of state and current executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, is endorsing Thad Cochran in his bid for reelection to the U.S. Senate. At a press conference, Clark said: “The first comment I would make is that I’m here as a citizen of Mississippi, and not representing any organization. I am a ...

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Letter to the Editor: Community College Board chair backs Cochran

Chip Crane 508 South Spring Street Fulton, Mississippi 38843 June 13, 2014 Dear Editor: I am head of a company in Fulton that does business across several southeastern states, and I am also chairman of the Mississippi Community College Board.  I am writing because I care deeply about the future of our state. If you value education in Mississippi, whether ...

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Schools, athletes win awards for academic achievement

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Winners of the Halbrook Awards for Academic Achievement Among Athletes and the John C. and Ernestine McCall Halbrook Award were announced during the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference, which was held recently at Hinds Community College’s Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond. Administered cooperatively by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher ...

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Appointees confirmed

Gov. Phi Bryant has appointed Lee Bush of Jackson, Dolly Marascalco of Grenada and Sue Stedman of Natchez to the Mississippi Community College Board. Bush will fill an unexpired term through June 30, 2014. Marascalco and Stedman will serve six-year terms beginning July 1. Additionally, current board member Bubba Hudspeth of Louisville was re-appointed to a six-year term. All four ...

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Richardson presented award

Eloise Richardson was recently awarded the national 2012 GED Distinguished Service Award at the GED Testing Service Award luncheon in Long Beach, Calif. Richardson serves as the director of adult basic education and GED at the Mississippi Community College Board. Richardson has spent her entire professional career in the educational field. In 1983, she became the director of adult education ...

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Community colleges lead state’s workforce training

Ask any manufacturer or business leader in Mississippi what the number one challenge is, and they will most likely answer “workforce training.” The importance of training the state’s workers is often stressed. The state’s community colleges serve as the primary workforce training provider with short-term, non-credit and longer-term for-credit career and technical education. Dr. Eric Clark, executive director of the ...

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Barbour earns Walker Award

At the annual Governor’s Workforce Conference in Jackson, Gov. Haley Barbour was awarded the first George F. Walker Workforce Training Award. Barbour was honored for his support of workforce training by reorganizing the state workforce system, establishing a stable funding source for job training initiatives and coordinating public and private sector efforts for workforce development. The George F. Walker Workforce ...

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