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NEWS- DECEMBER 2008

 

December 30, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS ED MORGAN TO LEAD STATE TAX COMMISSION
Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of former State Senator J. Ed Morgan as Commissioner of Revenue and Chairman of the State Tax Commission, effective January 1, 2009.

 

December 23, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES $85 MILLION IN HANCOCK COUNTY ‘GROUND ZERO’ PROJECTS
Governor Haley Barbour said today more than $85 million has been awarded for Hurricane Katrina recovery projects in Hancock County.

 

December 15, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ON TOYOTA ANNOUNCEMENT
"We in Mississippi are deeply disappointed about the decision; however, Toyota emphasized the Prius plant in Blue Springs will go forward, that this is simply a delay. Toyota recognizes this delay creates extra costs for the state and local governments, and has told us they will work with us to mitigate these extra costs."

 

December 15, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE HOUSING ASSISTANCE
As a Harrison County Sheriff ’s Department patrol sergeant, Craig Necaise is one of the many law enforcement employees who dedicates his career to protecting the residents, and their homes, in South Mississippi. However, purchasing a home for his family of four has long been a dream he thought he could never achieve, until today.

 

December 12, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR SETS SPECIAL ELECTION FOR COAHOMA COUNTY SHERIFF ON JANUARY 27
Governor Haley Barbour has called a special election for January 27, 2009, to select the Coahoma County Sheriff. If a run-off election should be required, it will be held on February 17, 2009. The Governor set the date after the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that a single special election must be held.

 

December 8, 2008

GOVERNOR BARBOUR NAMES DAN TURNER AS PRESS SECRETARY

Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Dan Turner, a native Mississippian, veteran journalist and congressional staff member, as his new press secretary.

 

December 5, 2008
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ORDERS LOWERING OF FLAGS ON NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
Governor Haley Barbour today ordered State flags lowered to half-staff Sunday in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

 

December 4, 2008
REMARKS OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ON BEING NAMED AN HONORARY PATRON OF TRINITY COLLEGE'S UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN DUBLIN, IRELAND
It is not my purpose today to try to make you an expert on American politics. That's beyond my capacity, besides I expect this college would like to charge you tuition to take a course on the subject. I will try to give a brief overview of my country's political history, or at least of the last few decades.

 

December 1, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR’S JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEARCHING TO FILL VACANCIES
Governor Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to fill the vacancies of two court positions.