Former Gov. Haley Barbour to receive visionary award

Former Gov. Haley Barbour is being honored by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance.

Barbour will receive the MGA Geographic Visionary Award at a ceremony Sept. 7 at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.

The award honors a Mississippi business or civic leader who recognizes the importance of global understanding and awareness for Mississippians or promotes understanding about the state in other parts of the world.