To Mississippi’s state and congressional leaders for working together to stave off, at least for now, military base closures and reductions in the state. The state has spent nearly $21 million since 2005 on the effort with local communities matching state spending 20 percent.
To the appointment by Gov. Phil Bryant of south Mississippi Chancery Judge Dawn Beam to the state Supreme Court. Beam has been a powerful advocate for abused and neglected children in her district.