Senate’s $2.5 billion education funding bill heads to Phil Bryant’s desk

March 18, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Senators are sending a $2.5 billion K-12 education budget to Gov. Phil Bryant for the upcoming year. It’s an unusual move that means senators won’t engage […]

Stories captured by The Mississippi Link in 2013

January 2, 2014 in News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor [su_slider source=”media: 99993993,99993992,99993991″ link=”image” target=”blank” height=”600″ autoplay=”5500″] During the year 2013, The Mississippi Link carried articles of historic relevance to its readers. Standing out are […]

Tecumseh products expanding operations in Verona

August 8, 2013 in Business, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Tecumseh Products Company have announced the creation of up to 150 new jobs over the next five years and the retention of 350 jobs at their Verona facility to meet the increased global demand for their products.

The expansion represents a significant multi-million dollar investment for Tecumseh.

Tecumseh manufactures refrigeration and air conditioning products and, is expanding production of the energy efficient AE2 commercial refrigeration compressor to better serve the North American market. 

Christopher Epps sworn in as president of world’s largest correctional association

February 7, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher B. Epps was sworn in on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, as the 102nd president of the American Correctional Association (ACA). He is a native of Tchula, Mississippi.

The ACA, founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. The organization has more than 20,000 members from 60 countries….

Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership annual luncheon features “Vision 2022 – One Voice

January 31, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Editor

The Jackson Convention Center banquet hall was filled Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, as the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership luncheon and annual meeting brought together many of its 2,600 plus members along with many public officials.

The Partnership has a 10-year plan termed “Vision 2022 – One Voice” where it has launched a multi-year plan to “transform the Greater Jackson Region into a destination community attracting businesses, families and tourists for its quality of place and economic opportunity.”….

Governor holds summit to ‘Stomp Out Teenage Pregnancy’

December 13, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

Special to The Mississippi Link

Gov. Phil Bryant told approximately 350 attendees last week that he has a goal to try and decrease teen pregnancy by 15 percent by 2017. The Governor was the keynote speaker at his Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi first Teens Pregnancy Prevention Summit, Dec. 6, at the Jackson Convention Complex.

He said many, early on, tried to discourage him from setting such a big goal….

AG can’t enforce price gouging statue during threat of Isaac

August 28, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Attorney General Jim Hood wishes to inform Mississippians included in the designated emergency impact area created by Issac that the current State of Emergency does not allow his office to enforce the price gouging statute.

Mississippi holds Recycling Awareness Day

July 5, 2012 in News, Statewide News

From The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – The Mississippi Recycling Coalition and the Southeast Recycling Development Council recently hosted their inaugural “Mississippi Recycling Awareness Day” at the Capitol in a […]