• Raybern Foods to Relocate Manufacturing Operations to Tupelo, Miss.

    JACKSON—Officials from Raybern Foods, food manufacturer specializing in heat and serve sandwiches, announce the company is locating manufacturing operations in the former Sara Lee building in Tupelo, Miss., in Lee County. The project represents a corporate investment of more than $10 million and will create approximately 200 jobs. Raybern Foods plans to begin hiring in […]

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  • Gov. Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for Marion and Jones Counties Following Severe Storms

    JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency this evening for Marion and Jones counties, along with other parts of the state affected by severe weather. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the use of additional state resources to aid in storm response efforts. “I have declared a […]

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  • Mississippi Ranks #7 Nationally in National Board Certified Teachers; 198 added in 2013-2014

    RESOURCES: Opportunity Mississippi, Governor Phil Bryant’s strategic plan for Mississippi: http://www.governorbryant.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Governor-Phil-Bryant_Opportunity-Mississippi1.pdf Governor Bryant’s FY 2016 Executive Budget Recommendation: http://www.governorbryant.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2016-Executive-Budget-Recommendation1.pdf JACKSON—Figures released by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards show Mississippi now ranks seventh nationally in both the number of newly certified teachers and the total number of certified teachers. In the 2013-2014 school year, […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Names Marshall Fisher as Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections

    JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant has named Marshall L. Fisher as Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Fisher replaces Christopher B. Epps, who resigned Nov. 5, 2014. Fisher will assume his position in January 2015. Interim Commissioner Rick McCarty will assume his previously held position of Deputy Commissioner of Administration and Finance for MDOC. “Marshall’s integrity […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant: The Common Core Truth

    In 2008, a new system of public education standards was discussed by the National Governors Association. The new standards, called Common Core, would emphasize problem solving and competitiveness and would ensure that students throughout the nation met certain achievement benchmarks. The concept sounded solid, and we were assured that this was a state-led initiative with […]

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  • Suburban Plastics Expanding Operations in Grenada, Miss.

    JACKSON— Suburban Plastics, manufacturer of thermoplastic and engineered composites, announced today the company is expanding operations at its Grenada, Miss., location to accommodate an increase in production. The expansion includes a 25,000 square foot addition to the company’s existing facility. The project represents a $350,000 corporate investment and will create 60 jobs. “I appreciate the […]

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  • Governor Bryant Creates Human Trafficking Task Force

    JACKSON— Governor Phil Bryant has created a task force to address human trafficking in Mississippi. Human trafficking includes causing another person to engage in prostitution or forced labor or services by enticing, recruiting, harboring, providing, transporting or otherwise obtaining another person by deception, coercion or force. The task force will meet to examine existing research, […]

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  • FNC Breaks Ground on New Headquarters in Oxford, Miss.

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. broke ground today at the site of the company’s new headquarters complex in Oxford, Miss. The new facility will accommodate future growth for the company. The project represents a $20 million corporate investment and will create 310 new jobs in the technology sector. FNC’s […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Welcomes Lt. Gov. Reeves’ Opposition to Common Core

    Resources: Executive Order 1333 (December 2013) JACKSON—“I thank Lt. Gov. Reeves for joining me in opposing Common Core in Mississippi, and I look forward to working with him and the Legislature to codify the points of my December 2013 Executive Order. That order, which still stands in effect, plainly states that Mississippi has the right […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Announces Members of Task Force to Oversee Mississippi Department of Corrections Contracts Review

    JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant has announced the members of the task force to oversee the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) contracts review. On Nov. 6, Gov. Bryant stated all vendor contracts associated with companies listed in the indictment of former MDOC Commissioner Christopher B. Epps would be re-bid. Additionally, all other MDOC contracts will be reviewed […]

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