• Gov. Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for DeSoto County Following Severe Storms and Flooding

    JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency this evening for flooding in Desoto County, Miss., following severe storms and flooding that occurred earlier Thursday. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that authorizes the use of additional state resources to aid in storm response efforts. The National Weather Service is […]

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  • Newport Home Furnishings Expanding Operations in New Albany, Miss.

    JACKSON– Officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings announce the company is expanding its operations in New Albany to accommodate an increase in sales. The project represents a corporate investment of $270,000 and will create 45 new jobs. “The state’s furniture manufacturers are key players in north Mississippi’s economy, and I appreciate the team […]

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  • Mississippi One of Seven States to Receive Top Grade for Telemedicine

    JACKSON—Mississippi was one of only seven states on Monday to receive an A-grade from the American Telemedecine Association in its State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis: Coverage and Reimbursement report. This report identifies and compares state policies on a report card, assigning each state grades ranging from A-to-F based on telemedicine reimbursement and physician practice standards. “I […]

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  • HomeStretch, Inc. Expanding Operations in Nettleton, Miss.

    JACKSON—Officials from upholstered reclining furniture manufacturer HomeStretch, Inc. announce the company is expanding its operations in Nettleton, Miss., by adding 60,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to its existing facility. The project will create 60 new jobs, bringing the number of employees at the Nettleton location to approximately 250. “This latest investment by […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Comments on Hurricane Katrina Ninth Anniversary

    Governor Phil Bryant statement below: “On this ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina we continue to remember the over 200 Mississippians and 1,800 Americans that lost their lives in August 2005. It forever changed the landscape of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and lives for countless families that were permanently displaced. Since that time, Mississippians have shown […]

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  • Chevron Celebrates Completion of Base Oil Project in Pascagoula, Miss.

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Chevron Corporation celebrated the completion of the Pascagoula Base Oil Project in Pascagoula, Miss. this morning. The company invested $1.4 billion in the project, which is creating more than 30 permanent positions. Completion of this project positions Chevron as the world’s largest producer of premium base oil, nearly doubling […]

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  • Governor Bryant Appoints Two Members to State Board of Education

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant appointed two members to the State Board of Education Tuesday. Danny Spreitler and Johnny Franklin will serve unexpired terms of outgoing members. “I am thrilled both Danny and Johnny have accepted these appointments,” Gov. Bryant said. “They are bringing many years of diverse educational experience with them to the board, and I […]

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  • Mississippi Leaders Advocate Growth of LNG Export Market

    U.S. Department of Energy Approval Could Spur Major Investment on Mississippi Gulf Coast JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant, Sen. Thad Cochran, Sen. Roger Wicker and Congressman Steven Palazzo have joined to advocate the growth of the export market for liquefied natural gas. More efficient, timelier approval of LNG export projects by U.S. Department of Energy could spur […]

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  • Philips Lighting Expanding Operations in Tupelo, Miss.

    TUPELO—Officials from Philips Lighting announced today the company will be expanding operations at its facility in Tupelo, Miss. The project represents a $2 million investment, and it will allow the company to retain the facility’s existing employees and create 50 new jobs. Philips Lighting, leading global manufacturer of lighting solutions, is creating a major manufacturing […]

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  • Governor Bryant Comments on Fifth Circuit Ruling Regarding HB 1390

    JACKSON—A divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today held unconstitutional House Bill 1390, a law enacted in 2012 that requires physicians who perform abortions in Mississippi to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Physicians who perform other types of outpatient procedures in Mississippi have long been required to […]

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