Workers at Nissan in Canton gets star power support

March 9, 2017 in News

Nissan officials are not opposed to unions By Othor Cain Editor More than two-thousand people gathered in Canton, Mississippi, March 4, to show support and stand in solidarity with those […]

Mississippi re-elects 4 US House members and more state results

November 9, 2016 in News

(AP) All four congressmen won two-year terms after raising more cash than their challengers in what were generally low-intensity campaigns. In the northern 1st District, Republican Rep. Trent Kelly of […]

Tire plant breaks ground amid concerns over local contracts

November 4, 2016 in Business

By JEFF AMY Associated Press CLINTON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi and Continental AG leaders are celebrating the start of construction of the German company’s $1.45 billion tire plant west of […]

Nissan donates $250K to six HBCUs in state

April 7, 2016 in Business, Education

The Mississippi Link Newswire Today Nissan announced the donation of $250,000 to six local Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote science, technology engineering and mathematics initiatives at each school […]

House incumbents Bennie Thompson, Gregg Harper cruise to easy wins

June 4, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi congressmen Bennie Thompson and Gregg Harper cruised to victory Tuesday evening in their party primaries. Thompson, a Democrat from Bolton, won his party’s nomination in […]

Thompson to host CMS Regional Director for district discussion on Affordable Care

June 20, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) announced that he will host Dr. Renard Murray, Regional Administrator for the CMS Atlanta Regional Office, on July 2 2013, in Mississippi. Dr. Murray will discuss Affordable Care exchange implementation and how it will affect Mississippi hospital administrators, physicians, businesses, and other stakeholders.

“I want Mississippi to succeed, and I am deeply committed to enhancing the healthcare system of our state….

Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan welcomes Brazilian trade unionists

March 21, 2013 in Top Stories

By Artaymis Ma’at

Contributing Writer

Brazilian trade unionists were welcomed at a reception hosted by Congressman Bennie Thompson at Rosemont Missionary Baptist Church in support of the Mississippi Alliance for Fairness at Nissan (MAFFAN), held Sunday night, March 17, 2013. Pastor Jimmie L. Edwards opened the meeting with a warm welcome….

Thompson opposed to 5-day mail delivery

February 19, 2013 in Top Stories

Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said he is disappointed by the United State’s Postal Service’s (USPS) decision to end a six-day mail delivery.

That change is slated to begin in August 2013.

Thompson said the decision made by the USPS will have an adverse impact on residents who live in rural areas throughout Mississippi – often a great distance from postal facilities.