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August 29, 2009
GOVERNOR BARBOUR DEMONSTRATES NEW EMERGENCY RADIO SYSTEM FOR FIRST TIME
Governor Haley Barbour today conducted the first public demonstration of a new wireless emergency communications network designed to allow officials and first responders to communicate quickly and effectively in times of crisis.

August 28, 2009
GOVERNOR BARBOUR RELEASES PROGRESS REPORT ON HURRICANE KATRINA RECOVERY
As the Mississippi Gulf Coast continues its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, the pace of construction has grown while the need for temporary housing subsided, according to "Katrina: Four Years After," an annual progress report released by Governor Haley Barbour today.

August 27, 2009
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ASKS STATE SUPREME COURT TO RECONSIDER DECISION
Governor Haley Barbour today joined the state's leading medical associations in asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to reconsider a decision, which could reverse the progress made by tort reform.

August 26, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR BARBOUR ON SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY'S PASSING
"Senator Ted Kennedy's death leaves a hole in the American political firmament. Whether one agreed with his policy positions or not, Senator Kennedy was an extremely effective legislator who made a huge impact on federal policy.

August 20, 2009
SMARTSYNCH AWARDED STATE ENERGY PROGRAM GRANT
SmartSynch, a Jackson, Miss.-based smart grid infrastructure company, has been awarded a $3.75 million grant to help manage energy consumption and cost at public facilities around the state, Governor Haley Barbour announced today.

August 17, 2009
MISSISSIPPI HOUSING RECOVERY STUDY RECEIVES NATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD
Governor Haley Barbour announced today the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District received a 2009 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the Mississippi Housing Recovery Data Project.

August 12, 2009 
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ANNOUNCES 128 NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS OFFICIALLY OPEN THURSDAY 
An additional 128 affordable housing units officially open this week in D'Iberville, the latest in a series of such projects helping South Mississippi families recover from Hurricane Katrina. Governor Haley Barbour said the Estates at Juan de Cuevas Apartment Homes is the latest project partly funded through Mississippi's $5.4 federally-sourced Katrina recovery package, secured by Governor Barbour and administered through the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Disaster Recovery Division. 

August 10, 2009
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING
Governor Haley Barbour announces that elementary school teachers Amy Ellis, of the Starkville School District, and Jeanette Simmons, of the Pontotoc County School District, have been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

August 3, 2009

GOVERNOR BARBOUR CALLS FOR CAUTIOUS SPENDING AS REVENUE COLLECTIONS FALL SHORT OF ESTIMATE
Governor Haley Barbour urged state agencies to closely monitor expenditures as general fund collections fell $26.2 million, or 11.27 percent, below expectations for July 2009.