• Gov. Phil Bryant Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

    JACKSON– Gov. Phil Bryant today requested President Barack Obama declare a major disaster declaration for areas affected by severe weather that passed through Mississippi Dec. 23 through Dec. 28. Based on joint preliminary damage assessments by local officials, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. Bryant has requested the declaration […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Issues State of Emergency for Mississippi River Flooding

    Pearl, Miss. (Dec. 30, 2015) – Governor Phil Bryant issued a State of Emergency this afternoon for the imminent threat of major flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The State of Emergency is an administrative tool that allows local governments to request state assistance to assist with response and recovery associated with these […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Declares State of Emergency for Severe Weather

    JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a State of Emergency this morning following severe storms and tornadoes that moved through the state last night. The State of Emergency is an administrative tool that allows local governments to request state assistance to assist with response and recovery associated with these storm systems. Damage is being reported in […]

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  • Governor Bryant Names Lee Smithson as MEMA Executive Director, Robert Latham Retiring

    JACKSON–Gov. Phil Bryant has named Col. Lee Smithson as incoming Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Current MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham is retiring effective Jan. 31 and Col. Smithson will begin on Feb. 1. He is currently Director of Military Support for the Mississippi National Guard and has been in that […]

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  • American Furniture Opening Manufacturing Facility in Amory, Miss.

    JACKSON— Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from American Furniture announced today the company has expanded its footprint in Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in Amory in Monroe County. The project represents a corporate investment of $560,000 and the creation of 140 jobs. American Furniture has existing manufacturing operations in Ecru, Miss., where the company has […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Announces Reappointment of General Augustus L. Collins as Adjutant General of Mississippi

    JACKSON–Governor Phil Bryant announced today that he has reappointed Major General Augustus L. (Leon) Collins as the Adjutant General of Mississippi. As Adjutant General, Collins serves as the Commanding General of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard. He is responsible for providing the State and the U.S. with a ready force of more […]

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  • Gov. Bryant Appoints George Mitchell, Jr. as Circuit Court Judge for 5th District

    JACKSON— Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed George Mitchell, Jr. as Circuit Court Judge for the 5th Circuit Court District. The district includes Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery, Webster, and Winston counties. He will fill the unexpired term of Clarence Morgan, III who is retiring effective December 31. Mitchell’s appointment will begin January 1, 2016, and […]

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  • Germany-based hago Automotive Corp. Locating Operations in Iuka, Miss., in Tishomingo County

    JACKSON— Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from laser-welded sheet metal and stamped automotive parts producer hago Automotive Corp. announced today the company is locating operations in Iuka, Miss., in Tishomingo County. The project represents a corporate investment of $10 million and will create 80 jobs. The company is expected to begin operations by mid-2016. “I […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Appoints T.K. Moffett First District Chancery Judge

    (Jackson, Miss.) Dec. 18, 2015 — Governor Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Tupelo attorney Terrill K. “T.K.” Moffett chancery judge in Northeast Mississippi’s First Judicial District. Moffett succeeds Judge Talmadge Littlejohn, who passed away in October. Because more than half of Littlejohn’s term remained, there will be a special election to fill […]

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  • ABB to Locate Manufacturing Operations in Senatobia, Miss.

    JACKSON—Power and automation technology group ABB announced the company is locating new manufacturing operations in Senatobia, Miss., in Tate County. ABB will establish operations in the 85,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Twin Creeks Technologies. The project will create 200 new jobs by its third year of operation, with another 100 expected to be added by […]

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