CLARION LEDGER – President Trump coming to Mississippi

President Trump plans to have a Make America Great Again rally in Mississippi on Sept. 14 and campaign for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

“We are delighted to announce the next scheduled stop on our national midterm campaign tour with a Make America Great Again rally in Jackson ….,” Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for Donald J. Trump for President Inc., said in a statement. “With only 60 days from now until election day, President Trump looks forward to visiting the great state of Mississippi to urge Mississippians to get out and vote for Cindy Hyde-Smith in November. The president will also update Mississippi patriots on the great success of his tax cuts, immigration enforcement, veterans reforms, and more.”

The event is planned for 6:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Coliseum, with doors opening at 3:30 p.m.

Hyde-Smith’s campaign issued a statement: “We are thrilled that the president will be here to support the senator and her campaign. Cindy Hyde-Smith has supported him 100 percent since she took office and she looks forward to his visit to her home state next week.”

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WJTV – Mississippi gets credit rating boost from S&P

Mississippi taxpayers got some good news today. Standard & Poor Global ratings boosted the state’s debt rating from negative to stable.

That means taxpayers will pay less and save more.

Two weeks ago, the Treasurer’s office, PERS and the Department of Finance met with analysts in New York to present what the state has done to address some of the concern’s the financial sector had concerning the state and Mississippi’s general obligation debt.

“This is great news for Mississippi taxpayers,” said Treasurer Lynn Fitch.  “S&P’s upwards revision is a clear sign to the markets and potential bond buyers that Mississippi is a good place for their investment.  And, as we approach two upcoming bond sales this fall, including one focused exclusively on transportation and infrastructure needs, the timing of this upgrade couldn’t be better.”

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WTOK – New interim president announced at EMCC

The Board of Trustees at East Mississippi Community College has announced the college’s new interim president.

EMCC Director of Athletics Dr. Randall Bradberry has been chosen for the position. He’ll assume the position on Sept. 10.

Bradberry has served as athletic director at EMCC since 2016. He has 11 years experience with the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges. After serving as the commissioner of athletics for the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) as well as executive secretary of the president’s association during his stint in Jackson, Bradberry then became the associate executive director for community college academic programs before retiring in 2008.

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WLOX – Mississippi leaders weigh in on MDOC issues

The top two elected officials in the state are expressing their concerns that something must be done to solve the problems.

Gov. Phil Bryant has dropped a clue regarding the investigation into inmate deaths. “We think there maybe one or two in which a correctional officer didn’t do the right thing,” he said. “Unfortunately, that happens from time to time in life and every profession.”

Bryant, who was on the Coast this week along with other top lawmakers to sign the bill authorizing BP settlement money, agreed with MDOC commissioner Pelicia Hall’s initial assessment.

“I believe that most of these are deaths that occurred in hospitals, they occurred because of cancer,” he said. “Many inmates are not healthy individuals. This is almost on the par with other states in the deaths that occur within their prison population.”