Jan 23 2015

Bill to Ditch Inspection Sticker Passes Finance Committee

JACKSON – A bill to eliminate the $5 inspection sticker passed the Senate Finance Committee Thursday. The proposal is part of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ legislative agenda. Senate Bill 2519 heads to the full Senate for consideration. This is a good sign for House lawmakers, who have voted in each of the past six years …

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Jan 23 2015

2015 Community Shred Days Announced

Community Shred Days, hosted by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, will be held March 6-7, 2015.  This is the 9th year of the event.  Shred-It (aka Cintas)  and Magnolia Data Solutions have agreed to partner with the Attorney General’s Office again this year to provide consumers a way to shred their sensitive documents and destroy …

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Jan 22 2015

Director of Vicksburg Branch of Gaming Commission Killed in Training Accident

John Gorman, 45, had only been promoted to his new position for a short period of time when the accidental discharge of a firearm during a training exercise ended his life.  The incident, which took place near Tunica, Mississippi at about 9 am on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, is under investigation by the Mississippi Bureau …

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Jan 22 2015

Gov. Bryant Delivers 2015 State of the State Address

Tax Cuts for Working Mississippians, Workforce Investment, Contract Reform among Highlights JACKSON – In his fourth State of the State address, Gov. Phil Bryant presented his priorities to lawmakers for the 2015 legislative session. Major proposals include an income tax cut for working Mississippians and a $50 million investment in workforce training. “In the three …

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Jan 22 2015

Rep. Thompson Issues Statement on Obama’s SOTU Address

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress: “President Obama spoke to the American people, but the theme of tonight’s message was the middle class. His proposals around paycheck fairness, raising the minimum wage and …

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Jan 22 2015

Winschel’s New Book Celebrates Military Park in Vintage Images

Vicksburg National Military Park is the seventh national park and has the largest national cemetery in the United States in terms of Civil War burials, but no published history existed until now. In Vicksburg National Military Park, Arcadia Publishing’s newest addition to its Images of America series, former park historian Terrence J. Winschel chronicles the …

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Jan 22 2015

2015 Amnesty Period Announced for Unpaid Court Fines

The Vicksburg Municipal Court, by way of notice from the office of Honorable Judge Toni Terrett, has issued a notice that an “amnesty period” for the payment of fines and penalties will be observed in 2015. The amnesty period was approved unanimously by Vicksburg’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen on January 20, 2015 and will …

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