Former Miss. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove writes to say that we need to look into all of the facts before a decision is made about managing health care in the state and dealing with the Affordable Care Act. (August 2, 2012, Page 4)
Gov. Haley Barbour attended Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Winchester Centerfire plant building at the Lafayette County Industrial Park. The new 500,000 square-foot building is almost complete. About 1,000 new jobs are expected over the next five years. (October 13, 2011, Page 1)
Winchester Ammunition has wasted no time in expanding its operations in Oxford with the new Centerfire plant. Gov. Haley Barbour will be in town Wednesday for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility. It’s been less than a year since the company announced its plans to make a $100 milion investment in Oxford and create some 1,000 new jobs. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)
OXFORD TOWN – The new film “The Help” opens Aug. 10 and many critics around the country have already seen it and are screaming its accolades. The Mississippi premiere took place in Jackson and the Oxford Film Freak was there along with James Meredith and Gov. Haley Barbour. Check out her account of the “weighty” evening on Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 4, 2011, Page 9)
The Mississippi Department of Insurance will hold public meetings around the state to gain input from businesses owners and employee at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of Mississippi Triplett Alumni Center in the Butler Auditorium. (June 17, 2011, Page 1A)
Phyllis Campbell writes to say that she’s a “concerned citizen” and to point out that not all “concerned citizens” have the same feelings about a possible site for the new hospital, while Lena L. Ward writes to urge citizens to let their representatives know their priorities for funding different programs. (March 17, 2011, Page 4)
Governor Haley Barbour has ordered the January 11, 2011 Special Election to proceed as scheduled.
“With inclement weather conditions lingering for voters in the northern parts of the State, we understand circumstances are not ideal for casting a ballot,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “We want to encourage voters to exercise caution to ensure safety when heading to the polls.”
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There is welcome news in Water Valley, after months of negotiations — Borg Warner Drivetrain Systems’ Water Valley facility will be expanding. The expansion will include the addition of a production line which means more jobs. According to a press release the new production line will create 120 jobs, but branch manager Kent Tobin clarified that there won’t be exactly 120 positions to fill, as some will be filled internally by current employees. (August 25, 2010, Page 1)
After a two-year delay caused by the international economic slowdown, Toyota Motor Corp. announced today it’s now planning to open its $1.3 billion Blue Springs assembly plant in the fall of 2011. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)
President Barack Obama has approved a federal disaster declaration for Lafayette County and five other northern Mississippi counties hit by severe weather earlier this month that killed six people, including an Abbeville woman.
A Disaster Recovery Center will be open at 8 a.m., Monday at Abbeville Baptist Church for residents to register for federal assistance.
“They need to come by and register and then they can find out what type of assistance they may be eligible for,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator David Shaw.
Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday the declaration gives residents access to federal government assistance programs in Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomingo counties. (May 14, 2010)