Yearly Archives: 2015

Residents Reminded of Restrictions Due to High Mississippi River Water Levels

Water levels in the Mississippi River have increased above 12 feet at the Carrollton gauge located in New Orleans. Although forecasters predict the Mississippi River Levels to decrease over the next few days, St. John Parish and the Pontchartrain Levee District want to remind the public of restrictions regarding the levees in St. John and high water conditions

Rural Water Bill Signed Into Law

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and U.S. Representative Gregg Harper, R-Miss., today announced that their bipartisan legislation to help rural and small communities comply with federal “safe drinking water” regulations has been signed into law by President Obama

Gov. Bryant Announces RESTORE Projects for Mississippi

Gov. Phil Bryant addressed the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) at its meeting today in Biloxi and announced several projects for the State of Mississippi designed to help restore and protect the environment and economy of the state following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill


U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), today praised passage of S. 611, the “Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act,” by the House of Representatives. The bill –would help small and rural communities comply with “safe drinking water” regulations. Rep. Harper and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced companion legislation to Senator Roger Wicker’s S. 611 earlier this year.

Miss. Senators Introduce Medgar Evers Home Legislation

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today introduced legislation to explore whether the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers should be designated a National Park Service unit.


U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today introduced legislation to explore whether the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers should be designated a National Park Service unit

Three Jackson Nonprofits Awarded $32K in Grants to Support Housing and Business Development

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and BankPlus, an FHLB Dallas member institution, on Wednesday presented Partnership Grant Program (PGP) awards to the Central Mississippi Housing and Development Corporation (CMHDC), the Mississippi Minority Business Alliance (MMBA), and the Zoo Area Progressive Partnership (ZAPP). These PGP awards mark the second grant in recent years to each organization from FHLB Dallas

New Home Construction to Begin in Blighted Area of Jackson

Greenview Drive in Jackson, Mississippi, currently is a half-mile long ​Greenviewstretch where blight and decay have taken up unwelcomed residence. The road to a brighter future began yesterday with a blessing of the street and phase one of the development by local religious leaders, who were joined by banking and community representatives.


U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced that the City of Tupelo and the Louisville Municipal School District, two areas devastated by tornadoes in 2014, will receive more than $3.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund construction of three community safe rooms

EPA Awards Green Infrastructure Grant of $20,000 to Mississippi State University

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $20,000 grant to Mississippi State University to carry out a green infrastructure demonstration and training project

SNAP Grant Funds Mississippi Resident’s Home Repairs

The floors in Fay Johnson's Waveland, Mississippi, home were buckling. The electrical system had problems, and the bathroom sink and toilet needed replacing. But living on disability, the 50-year old retired prep cook for Holiday Inn could not afford repairs

More than $159 million Obligated for Safe Rooms from Katrina

In the last 10 years, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has obligated more than $159 million from Hurricane Katrina recovery to build community safe rooms throughout Mississippi to protect people during storms. HMGP provides grants to state, local and tribal governments to implement long-term mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property from a disaster

Mississippi Phosphates Corp. Pleads Guilty to Clean Water Act Violation and Agrees to Transfer...

Mississippi Phosphates Corp. (MPC), a Mississippi corporation which owned and operated a fertilizer manufacturing facility located on Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today to a felony information charging the company with a criminal violation of the Clean Water Act, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sam Hirsch of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Wicker, Cochran Announce $4.8 Million in Grants for Miss. Airports

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced that more than $4.8 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants will be split between three Mississippi airports

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination in Housing by the City of Petal,...

The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the city of Petal, Mississippi, to resolve allegations of discrimination against persons with intellectual disabilities who sought to live in supported housing in one of the city’s residential neighborhoods.



The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.


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