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Sept. 28, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR PRESENTS MEDAL OF SERVICE TO 11 MISSISSIPPIANS
Gov. Haley Barbour today honored 11 Mississippians with the Mississippi Medal of Service for their significant contributions to improve their communities and state. The Mississippi Medal of Service was given to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy, former Mississippi Court of Appeals Justice Mary Libby Payne, former Mississippi Supreme Court Justices Reuben Anderson and Ed Pittman, University of Southern Mississippi President Emeritus Dr. Aubrey Lucas, University of Mississippi Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat, former Mississippi Board of Education Chairwoman Lucimarian Roberts, Jackson businessmen Jim Barksdale and Cornelius Turner, and blues legend B.B. King.

Sept. 28, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON REQUEST FOR U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR OBAMACARE CHALLENGE Gov. Haley Barbour said today the state of Mississippi has joined 25 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Sept. 28, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR ANNOUNCES MSU TO BEGIN DIGITAL LITERACY INITIATIVE
Gov. Haley Barbour announced today the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Southern Rural Development Center will begin a digital literacy program to increase broadband adoption across the state. This effort will be based on the forthcoming statewide broadband plan under development by the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition.

Sept. 16, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR CELEBRATES STION’S GRAND OPENING IN HATTIESBURG
Gov. Barbour joined officials from Stion, a venture-backed manufacturer of high-efficiency, low-cost thin-film solar panels, and local officials today for the company’s grand opening ceremony at its Hattiesburg production facility.

Sept. 9, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR ORDERS STATE FLAG LOWERED SUNDAY FOR PATRIOT DAY
Gov. Haley Barbour ordered the state flag to be lowered in observance of Patriot Day from sunrise to sunset on Sunday to remember the victims of these horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the brave first responders who sacrificed their lives to save others.

Sept. 7, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR'S PERS STUDY COMMISSION TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
Mississippi citizens and interest groups will have the opportunity to speak to members of the Governor's Public Employees' Retirement System Study Commission, Chairman George Schloegel announced today. The opportunity for public comment will be from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the New State Capitol, Room 216.

Sept. 2, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR ALERTS MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS TO TROPICAL WEATHER THREAT
Gov. Haley Barbour called more than 120,000 residents in seven Mississippi counties about the growing threat of tropical weather from Tropical Storm Lee.

Sept. 2, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR ON SPECIAL SESSION
"We appreciate the strong, early support of the Senate and the ultimate overwhelming decision of the House to approve these large economic development and job creation projects. They are additional examples of the attractiveness of our state and our workforce to high-tech companies involved in advanced manufacturing with advanced materials."

Sept. 2, 2011
GOV. BARBOUR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Gov. Haley Barbour today declared a State of Emergency in several Mississippi counties that will be impacted by severe tropical weather in the Gulf of Mexico.