Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves paid a visit to Mississippi’s fastest-growing county Wednesday and touted economic growth as well as workforce development and a rising national image as the state celebrates its 200th anniversary next month.
“2017 is Mississippi’s Bicentennial,” Reeves said. “We have been a state for 200 years. While we have a complicated history, we need to spend a lot less time apologizing and start bragging about the good things going on in our state.”
Among the positive developments occurring in the Magnolia State during the past decade is the graduation rate among high school students, which has risen 12 points to 82 percent during that time period.