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May 31, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON MAY REVENUE
"Mississippi's preliminary revenue for May fell 0.52 percent, or $1.8 million, below the estimate. While this is a small shortfall, it is consistent with a slowdown in economic growth that is being seen around the country. As economic growth has begun to lag, we are blessed that year-to-date revenue is about $38 million above the revised estimate."

May 27, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR CALLS FOR PRAYERS, REMEMBRANCE ON MEMORIAL DAY
Gov. Haley Barbour today announced the state flag will fly at half staff alongside the U.S. flag in honor of Memorial Day.

May 27, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR SETS SPECIAL ELECTION FOR NOV. 8
Gov. Haley Barbour today set a Nov. 8 special election to fill the unexpired term of the state Senate seat held by the late Sen. Jack Gordon.

May 26, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR
Commenting on the release of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion in staying the execution of Robert Simon: "The only injustice here is to the family of the innocents who were murdered."

May 18, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES RECEIVE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today that 36 counties affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes April 15-April 28 are now eligible for public assistance reimbursement through FEMA.

May 16, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR BARBOUR ON RODNEY GRAY

Gov. Haley Barbour’s letter denying Rodney Gray’s petition for clemency.

May 13, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR APPOINTS RUSSELL TO MISSISSIPPI COURT OF APPEALS
Gov. Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of former Hinds County Circuit Judge Ermea Russell to the Mississippi Court of Appeals effective May 23.

May 12, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF KiOR'S RENEWABLE FUEL FACILITY IN COLUMBUS
Gov. Haley Barbour joined executives from KiOR and state and local officials today for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of KiOR's first commercial biofuel production facility in Columbus. The company announced in August 2010 it would locate five biofuel production facilities throughout Mississippi, a company investment of $500 million that will create at least 1,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state.

May 11, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR CELEBRATES TWIN CREEKS TECHNOLOGIES' START OF PRODUCTION IN SENATOBIA
Renewable energy facility adds highly-skilled jobs with revolutionary technology Gov. Haley Barbour celebrated today the opening of Twin Creeks Technologies Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar panels, committed to changing the economics of solar-generated electricity.

May 10, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR BARBOUR ON BENNY JOE STEVENS

Gov. Haley Barbour's letter denying Benny Joe Stevens's petition for clemency.

May 9, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES MISSISSIPPI RECEIVES FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today that residents in 18 counties affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes April 15-April 28 are now eligible for federal disaster assistance.

May 9, 2011
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ORDERS FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF STAFF IN HONOR OF MISSISSIPPI SENATOR
Gov. Haley Barbour today ordered State Flags at all state buildings to be flown at half staff in remembrance of long-time Mississippi public servant, State Senator Jack Gordon.

May 6, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR REQUESTS EXPEDITED FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR 14 COUNTIES

Gov. Haley Barbour today requested President Obama declare 14 counties in the Mississippi Delta as disaster areas as a result of ongoing and expected major flooding. The counties requested include Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Jefferson, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties.

May 5, 2011
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION GRANTED FOR SEVERAL COUNTIES ALONG MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Gov. Haley Barbour today announced 11 counties along the Mississippi River have been declared federal disaster areas in anticipation of major flooding.

May 3, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES TOWNHOUSE HOME FURNISHINGS TO RELOCATE TO ITAWAMBA COUNTY
Gov. Haley Barbour today announced Townhouse Home Furnishings, a stationary furniture manufacturing business, will relocate its Smithville, Miss., operations to a publicly-owned building in Mantachie, Miss., in Itawamba County. The company’s facilities in Smithville were heavily damaged during the April 27, 2011, storms that caused extensive damage in Monroe County.

May 3, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR SEVERAL COUNTIES ALONG MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Gov. Haley Barbour today requested President Obama declare 11 counties along the Mississippi River as disaster areas in anticipation of major flooding.

May 3, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR TRANSFERS STATE LAND TO MARION COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
s Gov. Haley Barbour announces the transfer of approximately 370 acres of the Columbia Training School property to the Marion County Economic Development District. The land is located south of Highway 44 and will house the Marion County Industrial Park.

May 2, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES MOBILE RECOVERY CENTER OPEN IN SMITHVILLE
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today storm survivors in the community of Smithville can now apply in person for federal assistance at a mobile Disaster Recovery Center.

May 1, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES FOUR MORE MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES RECEIVE FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today residents and business owners in four additional counties can access federal emergency assistance programs after President Obama approved and expanded Mississippi’s federal disaster declaration for severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that affected the state. The additional counties are: Chickasaw, Choctaw, Neshoba and Webster.