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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


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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Gov. Bryant expects to name new College Board member soon

Phil Bryant

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Bryant says he will act quickly to choose a new member for the state College Board. Glenn McCullough of Tupelo was confirmed to the 12-person board during the recent legislative session, but Bryant announced Thursday that McCullough will become director of the state’s job creation agency, the Mississippi Development Authority. McCullough had been scheduled to start ...

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Island View’s $58 million Beach Tower makes its debut

GULFPORT — A $58 million transformation of the beachfront tower at Island View Casino has turned the 18-story building into a hotel and conference center with a South Beach vibe and amenities that make it a luxury beach resort. The Sun Herald reports the new project gets its wow factor from the 405 rooms and suites that all have a ...

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1 year later: Rebuilding from devastating Mississippi storms

LOUISVILLE — One year ago, an outbreak of 23 tornados devastated parts of Mississippi, killing 14 people and destroying hundreds of buildings. In Tupelo, a storm hit hard in neighborhoods and a commercial district. But the most powerful twister was in less-populous Winston County. There, a storm with winds reaching an estimated 185 mph ripped diagonally across the county on ...

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Mississippi governor and Israeli ambassador push trade

Ambassador Ronald Dermer of Israel, right, discusses with reporters the importance of his country becoming a financial and technology leader and how it would help Mississippi and Israeli private businesses establish commercial relationships Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Jackson, Miss. The visit was part of a business summit with Mississippi and Israel companies seeking the opportunity to meet and discuss possible trade. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON — Leaders of Israel and Mississippi say they want to increase what is now a tiny trade between the Magnolia State and Middle Eastern nation, building an economic relationship on top of political ties. Gov. Phil Bryant and Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer hosted a trade meeting Tuesday in Jackson. Dermer says Mississippi businesses can benefit from ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Cannabis for the rest of us

Did you know the federal government has been growing marijuana in Mississippi for over 30 years? For government use? Not at some secret location on some Mississippi back road, but on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Tons and tons of the really good stuff, so good even the feds have got the munchies. For those who ...

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Bryant to speak at Export Summit in May

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant will be the keynote speaker May 7 at a conference to provide access to export and trade-related experts across the industry to Mississippi’s small and medium-sized firms. The 2015 Export Summit will be held at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson. Mississippi Development Authority officials say in a news release that one-on-one, pre-arranged meetings ...

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