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JACK WEATHERLY — A loopy flight to D.C. and royal return to Mississippi

We had a most unusual flight from Jackson to Washington, D.C. in this era of bizarre commercial air travel. Yet it, and the return flight, raise the question: could there be a silver lining in the dark clouds? The outbound flight’s problems were beyond the control of American Airlines. It was the weather. We caught the first flight out Friday, ...

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

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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Human Rights Campaign taps Rob Hill as state director

The Human Rights Campaign has named Rob Hill as state director or HRC Mississippi. Hill will lead the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Hill has served as a United Methodist pastor for the past 12 years. He most recently led Broadmeadow United Methodist Church in Jackson ...

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The next transition — Phil Hardwick leaving the Stennis Institute

Few people can match Phil Hardwick’s resume when it comes to diversity. Over his career, Hardwick has been a clerk, soldier, law enforcement officer, investigator, real estate consultant, author/columnist, community and economic developer and educator/trainer. On Sept. 1, Hardwick will begin yet another chapter in his eclectic career after stepping down as coordinator of capacity development at the John C. ...

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Mississippi chooses former D.C. schools administrator Carey Wright as superintendent of education.

JEFF AMY, Associated Press   JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi’s state Board of Education has chosen former Washington., D.C., schools administrator Carey Wright as superintendent of education. A person with direct knowledge of her selection told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the appointment had not yet been formally announced. Wright was the only woman among five finalists who ...

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