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Hattiesburg mourns 2 officers slain in weekend shooting

HATTIESBURG — With lowered flags and prayers, a southern Mississippi city is mourning two police officers, while the four people arrested after their shooting deaths await an initial court appearance Monday. Red roses decorated a chain-link fence Sunday near the spot where officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were killed, and worshippers remembered the men in a small brick church ...

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Mississippi export summit touts success of international trade

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By JACK WEATHERLY “Had we not gone international, I don’t think we’d be here today,” said Wayne Wade, president of Bio Soil Enhancers Inc. of Hattiesburg. His testimony and Gov. Phil Bryant’s touting the successes of doing business overseas were the highlights of the Governor’s 2015 Export Summit on Thursday at the Jackson Convention Center. Bio Soil nearly went out of business after ...

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Glenn McCullough ‘trained’ at TVA for his new job as MDA chief

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, right, announces Glenn McCullough Jr. as the new director of the state's economic development agency during the annual meeting of the state chamber of commerce, the Mississippi Economic Council, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. McCullough is a former head of the Tennessee Valley Authority and former mayor of Tupelo and will succeed Brent Christensen, who is leaving the Mississippi Development Authority for a job in Greensboro, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By JACK WEATHERLY & TED CARTER Gov. Phil Bryant says he didn’t need to look outside of the state to seek his next executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. He selected Glenn L. McCullough Jr. of Tupelo, who did a lot of work for his home state when he was running the Tennessee Valley Authority. In fact, Tupelo was the ...

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Updated: ‘Streamlined’ MDA debuts its analytical website

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By JACK WEATHERLY  If it wants to remain competitive with other states, the Mississippi Development Authority needs to streamline and recognize that communications technology has changed. The agency has heeded those findings from a 2014 study funded by the Mississippi Economic Council, the state chamber of commerce. Streamlining means better delivery of services, said George Freeland, executive director of the ...

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SUMESH ARORA: Building a culture of innovation — Part I

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Our goal at Innovate Mississippi is to grow the state’s economy through innovation; consequently innovation is a word we use many times on any given day as we work with entrepreneurs, startups, manufacturers and existing industry across the great state of Mississippi. We have even worked with our partners in convincing Gov. Phil Bryant to proclaim November as Innovation Month ...

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Christie says he would testify if called in bridge trial

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joke with each other while they speak to reporters after a meet-and-greet at a restaurant in Flowood, Miss., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Christie, in his first out-of-state trip since two former allies were indicted and a third pleaded guilty to corruption charges for their roles in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, is on a jaunt through Mississippi and Louisiana to raise money for fellow Republicans. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

FLOWOOD — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York. Christie, a Republican who’s considering a run for president, traveled to ...

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Bryant nominates Columbus periodontist to College Board

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday nominated a periodontist from north Mississippi to serve on the 12-member state College Board. Dr. John W. Starr Jr., 57, lives in Columbus and has offices there and in Starkville. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Bryant chose Starr for a nine-year term that ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: McCullough will have hands full at MDA

Glenn McCullough / Photo by Thomas Wells from DJOURNAL.COM

Eminently qualified to head up the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Glenn McCullough won’t have a cakewalk.   Gov. Phil Bryant announced McCullough’s appointment last Thursday, saying, “He can build a consensus and get things done. We have great momentum in Mississippi, and Glenn will take that success to the next level.”   First, though, McCullough must grapple with budget and ...

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Superintendent to launch own review of Common Core standards

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JACKSON — Mississippi education officials will launch their own voluntary review of the Common Core academic standards, even after Gov. Phil Bryant vetoed a bill that would have created an outside panel to examine the standards. State Superintendent Carey Wright said Monday at a luncheon sponsored by the Stennis Institute of Government and the Capitol press corps that the Mississippi ...

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