• Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Christopher A. Collins Circuit Judge for Eighth Circuit Court District

    Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Christopher A. Collins circuit judge for the Eighth Circuit Court District. Collins replaces Judge Marcus Gordon, who recently retired. Collins’ appointment will be effective March 31. The post will appear on the ballot in November 2017. The Eighth District includes Leake, Neshoba, Newton […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Sets Special Election for House District 29

    Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that a special election will be held on June 7 to fill the vacancy in House District 29. Former Rep. Linda Coleman, who had represented the district since 1992, was recently appointed circuit judge for the 11th Circuit Court District. The qualifying deadline for District 29’s special […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant appoints Rep. Herb Frierson Commissioner of Revenue

    Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Rep. Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, commissioner of revenue. Frierson’s appointment is effective July 1, 2016. As commissioner of revenue, Frierson will oversee the Department of Revenue, the agency primarily responsible for collecting taxes that support state and local government. Frierson has served in the […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

    Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant has requested President Obama issue a major disaster declaration for severe weather and flooding that first struck March 9 and has plagued the state since. Based on joint preliminary damage assessments by local officials, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. Bryant has asked […]

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  • BPI Packaging Bringing 150 New Jobs to Olive Branch

    JACKSON, Miss.— BPI Packaging, LLC will invest $8 million and create 150 jobs in Olive Branch, Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials announced today. “The state of Mississippi is glad to welcome BPI Packaging as its newest business partner,” Gov. Bryant said. “I thank the BPI team for recognizing the numerous benefits of a North […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Moves Workforce Training Forward with Approval of Senate Bill 2808

    Jackson, Miss.—Job creation in Mississippi got a boost with legislation Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law today. The State Workforce Bill, or Senate Bill 2808, creates a new workforce training fund allowing state leaders to allocate dollars toward workforce training. “My primary goal as governor is to make sure every Mississippian who wants a job […]

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  • Workforce Training Bill Heads to Governor

    Jackson, Miss. – Legislation to bolster Mississippi’s workforce is on the way to Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk. The House passed Senate Bill 2808 on Tuesday. The bill creates the Mississippi Works Fund to provide highly focused workforce training for new and existing businesses. This fund is an addition to the Workforce Enhancement Training Fund, which […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Declares State of Emergency for flooded areas, orders National Guard Deployed to Gulf Coast

    Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency this afternoon for areas affected by flooding and issued an executive order mobilizing the Mississippi National Guard to assist with any needed high-water rescues. According to the National Weather Service, parts of Mississippi have received eight to 10 inches of rain over the last […]

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  • Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Rep. Linda Coleman to 11th District Circuit Court Judgeship

    Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Rep. Linda F. Coleman to the bench in Mississippi’s 11th Circuit Court District. Coleman will replace Judge Johnnie E. Walls, who recently retired. Coleman’s appointment is effective immediately. The 11th District includes Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman and Tunica counties. A special election for the […]

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  • Sleepmade Bringing 50 New Jobs to Lowndes County

    Jackson, Miss. — Officials from Sleepmade, manufacturer of advanced sleep products, announced today the company is investing $1.415 million and creating 50 jobs by locating manufacturing and distribution operations in Lowndes County. “I am glad to welcome Sleepmade as the newest business partner to the state of Mississippi and appreciate the company for creating new […]

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