Pearl River Foods Locating Processing Plant in Carthage

2/13/2017 in Media, News

Poultry processor Pearl River Foods is locating a processing plant in Carthage, investing more than $2 million and creating 150 jobs.


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Gov. Bryant Appoints the Honorable Ann Lamar to IHL Board

2/8/2017 in Media, News

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed the Honorable Ann Lamar, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, to the IHL Board of Trustees. Mrs. Lamar will represent the 3rd Supreme Court District. Her term will begin immediately and run through 2021. She replaces Karen Cummins, who passed away in January 2017 after an extended illness. 


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Gov. Bryant Appoints Judge Celeste Wilson to 17th District Circuit Court Judgeship

2/1/2017 in Media, News

Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Judge Celeste Wilson to the bench in Mississippi’s 17th Circuit Court District.


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Gov. Bryant Names Marshall Fisher as Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner

1/30/2017 in Media, News

Governor Phil Bryant has named Marshall L. Fisher as Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS). Fisher replaces Albert Santa Cruz, who is retiring on January 31, 2017, after 43 years of service to the state. Fisher will vacate his position as Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner on the same date and assume his position at DPS on February 1, 2017. Fisher’s MDOC Chief of Staff, Pelicia Hall, will be acting Commissioner of MDOC until a permanent replacement for Fisher is named.


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2017 State of the State Full Text

1/19/2017 in Media, News

Thank you, Mr. Lt. Governor, for your kind introduction.​ To you and the Speaker: Thank you for your service to the taxpayers of Mississippi, and for your friendship to me. I am equally proud of both.


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Governor’s Task Force on Teacher Preparation for Early Literacy Instruction Recommendations

11/21/2016 in Media, News

The Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on Teacher Preparation for Early Literacy Instruction was created in June 2016 by Executive Order #1380.​


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FY2018 Executive Budget Recommendation

11/15/2016 in Media, News

Beginning with my first Executive Budget Recommendation, I have stressed three guiding principles for budgeting: saving for the future, spending prudently and prioritizing the core functions of government.​This budget reflects those principles.​​​


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Gov. Phil Bryant Announces Restoration Projects

11/15/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss.– Gov. Phil Bryant announced 15 restoration projects today in Biloxi. They total more than $114 million and primarily focus on water quality, marine resources and land acquisition for conservation. The majority of the funds ($60 million) target improving water quality. 


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Governor Phil Bryant Appoints John Dowdy Director of Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

9/21/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed John Dowdy director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.


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Office of Homeland Security

9/14/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Mark McKee Director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security.


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Governor Phil Bryant Orders Flags Lowered to Half-staff for Patriot Day

9/9/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered Mississippi and American flags flying in front of state buildings and on state grounds lowered to half-staff from Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, until sunset on Monday, Sept. 12.​​


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Governor Phil Bryant Adjusts Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

9/7/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has adjusted the state budget for fiscal year 2017.


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Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Dr. Michelle Y. Owens to the State Board of Medical Licensure

8/31/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Dr. Michelle Y. Owens to the State Board of Medical Licensure.


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Southern Motion Expanding Furniture Manufacturing Operations in Baldwyn

8/31/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Reclining furniture manufacturer Southern Motion is expanding in Baldwyn, investing $20 million and creating 600 jobs.

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Plum Creek Environmental Expanding in North Mississippi

8/31/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Plum Creek Environmental, manufacturer and distributor of waste and recycling containers and equipment, is expanding in North Mississippi, investing $825,000 and creating 50 jobs.

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Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Crear, Fenn to Veterans Affairs Board

8/29/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed retired Brig. Gen. Robert Crear and retired Sgt. 1st Class Max Fenn to the Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board.

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After 2014 Split, Chiquita Returns to Port of Gulfport

7/6/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. (July 6, 2016) – Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from banana giant Chiquita Brands International announce the company is returning its shipping operations to the Port of Gulfport in Gulfport, Miss.

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Adjutant General Collins of Mississippi Announces Retirement, Brigadier General Boyles Named as Replacement

7/5/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss.—Maj. Gen. Augustus L. (Leon) Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, has announced his retirement from the Mississippi National Guard, effective August 31, 2016. Brig. Gen. Janson D. (Durr) Boyles will take over the position of adjutant general on September 1, 2016.

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Governor Phil Bryant Comments on Special Sine Die

6/29/2016 in Media, News


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Governor Phil Bryant Calls Special Session for Tuesday

6/27/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special session for Tuesday, June 28.​


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Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Laura D. Jackson Executive Director of Department of Finance and Administration

6/23/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed deputy state treasurer Laura D. Jackson executive director of the Department of Finance and Administration.


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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Honored with Family Research Council’s Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award

5/26/2016 in Media, News

Press release below from the Family Research Council:

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016– This evening, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins was pleased to honor Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant with the first ever “Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award.” The award was presented to Governor Bryant during the Watchmen on the Wall briefing, an annual conference sponsored by Family Research Council that draws hundreds of pastors to the nation’s capital from more than 40 states.


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Gov. Phil Bryant Signs Four School District Consolidation Bills

5/11/2016 in Media, News

JACKSON, Miss. — Gov. Phil Bryant today signed four school district consolidation bills that will merge eight Mississippi school districts into four.​​​​​


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House Bill 1523 Opinion Articles

4/11/2016 in Media, News

JACKSON–Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed House Bill 1523 into law to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations, and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions.


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Governor Phil Bryant, Delta Regional Authority, Entergy and the Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates Join Forces to Support the Growth of Jobs for Mississippi Graduates

4/1/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. –Gov. Phil Bryant today announced his commitment to expand the successful Jobs for Mississippi Graduates program to 100 schools, with help from $500,000 in private funds provided by Delta Regional Authority and Entergy Corp.​


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Fifty Comfortable Careers Coming to Belmont: Comfort Revolution Expanding

3/29/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. — Comfort Revolution, manufacturer of high-end sleep products, is creating 50 new jobs and investing $1.5 million by expanding operations at its location in Belmont.​​


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

3/29/2016 in Media, News

Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Christopher A. Collins circuit judge for the Eighth Circuit Court District.​​​​


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Governor Phil Bryant Sets Special Election for House District 29

3/28/2016 in Media, News

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.​


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Governor Phil Bryant appoints Rep. Herb Frierson Commissioner of Revenue

3/24/2016 in Media, News

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.


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Governor Phil Bryant Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

3/23/2016 in Media, News

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.


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