Month: July 2020

Agriculture & Commerce Commissioner Gipson Provides Guidance to Recipients of Unsolicited Seeds

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson instructs anyone receiving packages of unsolicited seeds from China, or any foreign country, in recent days to immediately contact the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Bureau of Plant Industry by phoning (662) 325-3390. Those receiving the seeds are instructed to hold onto the seeds and packaging, …

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Governor Reeves Extends Safe Return and County-Specific Orders to Combat Rising Cases of COVID-19

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced that he is extending the social distancing measures under the Safe Return and county-specific executive orders to continue combating the rising cases of COVID-19 across the state. Consulting daily with state health officials on measured strategies to limit transmission and reviewing the data of the spike in cases, the Governor …

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MDES Announces Potential Eligibility for Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) recently announced that beginning the week of July 27, 2020 notification letters were mailed to claimants who are potentially eligible, instructing them how to file for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. The President signed Public Law 116-136, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act …

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Eight Mississippi Students Awarded Entergy Community Power Scholarships

Eight Mississippi high-school seniors who gave their best in the classroom and the community were this year’s recipients of Entergy Community Power Scholarships. Each year, Entergy awards $5,000 scholarships to dependents of employees in recognition of their community service and academic success. Class of 2020 scholarship recipients are: Chandler Alexander of Madison, son of Lee …

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Public Service Commissioners Join MSU and Atmos Energy to Announce Natural Gas Infrastructure Expansion in Starkville

Atmos Energy was proud to join Public Service Commissioners Brandon Presley & Dane Maxwell as well as President Mark Keenum of Mississippi State University, at the Mississippi Horse Park to announce an expansion of natural gas service in the city of Starkville. The project is part of Atmos Energy’s rural expansion program. Under the direction …

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Governor Reeves Announces U.S. Treasury Approves $6.6 Million Grant to Support PRCC

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved a RESTORE Act grant award of $6.67 million to support Pearl River Community College’s (PRCC) workforce training in Hancock County. These recently-approved funds and other leveraged funds will be used for the construction of the PRCC workforce training center, which is …

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MEC Local Chamber Survey

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Specialty Paper Products Company to Open Distribution Center in Marshall County

Specialty paper products company IG Design Group Americas, Inc. is locating distribution operations in Marshall County. IG Design Group and an affiliate of Panattoni Development Company together are investing a total of $49 million in the project, which will create 35 jobs. “The state of Mississippi is proud to welcome IG Design Group as our …

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Governor Tate Reeves Amends Safe Return Order to Combat Rising Cases

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced his amended Safe Return order, establishing additional measures on social gatherings and events to protect public health as COVID-19 cases rise across the state. Closely monitoring data from the Mississippi State Department of Health and consulting with our state health experts, Governor Reeves signed a new executive order that amends …

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Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7) Sails Away from Ingalls Shipbuilding

The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), recently departed from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division today, sailing to its homeport in San Diego. “Tripoli sailing away to join the fleet is a proud moment for all of our shipbuilders, industry partners and the hundreds of suppliers that contributed to the production …

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