Haley Barbour’s Hurricane Katrina book tour coming to Mississippi Coast

August 20, 2015 in News

JACKSON (AP) — Former Gov. Haley Barbour will tour Mississippi to promote his new book, “America’s Great Storm: Leading Through Hurricane Katrina.” Republican Barbour co-wrote the book with Jere Nash, […]

Haley Barbour says ‘tar babies’ quip about Obama policies not intended to offend

November 14, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour acknowledges he used the term “tar babies” to describe President Barack Obama’s policies, but says “neither the context nor the connotation […]

AP analysis: Former Gov. Haley Barbour still effective at shaping Mississippi policies

September 17, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Once a governor, always a governor in Mississippi. The title never fades, even when the time in office expires.

However, with his recent re-entry into public policy discussions about energy, Haley Barbour appears to be wearing “Gov.” as more than an honorary title.

Call him Shadow Gov. Barbour — a person who still pushes ideas that, for better or worse, might shape Mississippi’s economic future.

When Actual Gov. Phil Bryant was in Brazil on an economic development trip this past week, fellow Republican Barbour earned headlines with a speech…

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….

A final look at Headlines in 2012

December 27, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Stories that impacted Mississippians

Compiled by Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor
Over the past 19 years, The Mississippi Link has not missed a week of reporting on impactful events in the state and across the nation. The year 2012 in review shows a continuation of this commitment to bring to its readers the news and views that have shaped the lives of Mississippians and beyond. Out of 52 weeks of continuous publication, we now reflect on the top 20 headlines of 2012….

Mississippi Link Exclusive Video Footage: Michelle Obama visits Jackson School Brinkley in 2010

April 12, 2012 in Education, Health, News, Videos

  Jackson Mississippi school district is the site for the kickoff of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative. In this Mississippi Link exclusive video, she is seen speaking […]

Barbour pardons valid, Miss. Supreme Court rules

March 13, 2012 in News

JACKSON – (AP) On Thursday, March 8, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour during his final days in office, including those of four […]

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March 4, 2012 in News, Top Stories

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