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Mississippi Power Names Tommy Murphy VP of Customer Service and Operations

By Will Caves | March 25, 2021

Mississippi Power has announced that Tommy Murphy is the company’s new Vice President of Customer Service and Operations, effective April 2. A Pascagoula native, Murphy will oversee Power Delivery, Customer Service, Sales and Marketing, as well as the company’s Coast and Northern Divisions. “Tommy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our executive team […]

Computer Science Instruction Bill Signed by Governor Tate Reeves

By Will Caves | March 24, 2021

Legislation designed to implement computer science curriculum in the classrooms for all the state’s 884 K-12 public and charter schools has been signed into law with the signature of Gov. Tate Reeves. House Bill 633, known as “The Mississippi Computer Science and Cyber Education Equality Act” authored by Representative Kevin Felsher received overwhelming approval by […]

State Workforce Investment Board Announces Ryan Miller as Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Development

By Will Caves | March 23, 2021

The State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) Executive Committee has announced the selection of Ryan Miller as Mississippi’s first Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Development. The Office will lead workforce development strategy and implementation for the state. “We are excited Ryan has agreed to take on this critical task and are looking forward to […]

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Agree to Combine to Create the First U.S.-Mexico-Canada Rail Network

By Will Caves | March 22, 2021

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) — leaders in transportation services and supply chain expertise — recently announced plans to combine to create the first U.S.-Mexico-Canada rail network that would drive competition and economic productivity and create jobs across North America. Together, CP and KCS would have the ability to deliver unsurpassed levels […]

Continental Names Ryal Siem New Plant Manager in Clinton

By Will Caves | March 17, 2021

Continental, the leading technology company and premier tire manufacturer, announced the appointment of Ryal Siem as Plant Manager of Continental’s plant in Clinton, Mississippi. Siem takes over the reins from Michael Egner who will move on to a new role at Continental’s Headquarters in Hanover, Germany. “This was my first experience working in Mississippi, and […]

Entergy Mississippi Completes $31-Million Reliability Project in Jackson

By Will Caves | March 16, 2021

Entergy Mississippi recently completed a $31-million project that provides a strong, new source into the city and allows the company to support economic growth and continue to provide reliable service at reasonable prices. “The new Mill Street substation and supporting infrastructure upgrades provide an additional source of power into the City of Jackson and supports […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Available to All Mississippi Residents Beginning March 16

By Will Caves | March 15, 2021

All Mississippi residents are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine beginning Tuesday, March 16 Gov. Tate Reeves announced. “Starting tomorrow, ALL new appointments will be open to ALL Mississippians,” Reeves tweeted Monday. “Get your shot friends – and let’s get back to normal!” Vaccinations in Mississippi are currently available for anyone ages 50 or over, staff […]

American Rescue Plan Act Elevates Small Business Support in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

By Will Caves | March 12, 2021

Upon President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Senior Advisor Michael Roth stated: “The American Rescue Plan Act enables the SBA to continue to lift up the cornerstones of our communities; the mom-and-pop businesses and nonprofits that provide essential services for our everyday lives, hire […]

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces the Election of Kari Wilkinson as Ingalls Shipbuilding President

By Will Caves | March 8, 2021

Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Kari Wilkinson to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, effective April 1. She will succeed Brian Cuccias, who announced that he will retire April 1. Cuccias was named Ingalls Shipbuilding president in 2014 and is […]

MSDH Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Include Individuals 50 and Older

By Will Caves | March 5, 2021

Beginning the first week in March, those eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Mississippi will now include all persons 50 years of age and older. To date, 94 percent of COVID-19 related deaths (6,381) and 80 percent (7,342) of COVID-19 related hospitalizations in Mississippi have been among those 50 and older. “So far, about 350,000 […]

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