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 in late-session negotiations with House members over a bill that makes up more than 40 percent of state spending. “I’m proud to say classrooms across […]
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor During the year 2013, The Mississippi Link carried articles of historic relevance to its readers. Standing out are these headlines: • Remembering the 1965 Lanier High School National Championship Basketball Team – lost in the turmoil of the times (MS Link Jan. 17-23, 2013): … As the war over civil […]
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.
By Lonnie Ross
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….
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
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.”….
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….
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.
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 networking breakfast event with State Legislators. This event was designed to inform legislators and other state elected officials of the recycling industry’s steady contributions to […]