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When former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck shut down her campaign committee in the closing days of 2013, she took a parting gift — the $158,342 remaining in the account. Tuck had already withdrawn more than $103,000 from the account in late 2007 and early 2008, as she was going to work at Mississippi State …

JACKSON — Andrea Mayfield is the new executive director of Mississippi’s Community College Board. The board voted unanimously Friday to hire Mayfield, who had been president of Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, since July 2014. The Alabama Community College System accepted Mayfield’s resignation Thursday. Mayfield worked at East Mississippi Community College from 1996 …

RIDGELAND — Mississippi’s Community College Board is interviewing four candidates for executive director and could choose a new director someone this month. The board conducted interviews in a closed session Wednesday at the Ridgeland campus of Holmes Community College. The names of the candidates were not listed on an agenda published by the board, which …

IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds has accepted the job as president of the University of Nebraska system. Eric Clark, executive director of the Mississippi Community College system, has announced he will retire this year. So both the IHL Board of Trustees and the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) find themselves seeking new leaders.   The IHL …

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board remained at an impasse in its search for a new executive director Friday, amid growing accusations that Gov. Phil Bryant has improperly intervened. Bryant denies any improper action. After failing to choose a candidate following interviews in December, Board Chairman Bruce Martin of Meridian said the board took …

JACKSON — Mississippi tax collections are running $91 million ahead of expectations just over halfway into the fiscal year, a top budget writer said Tuesday. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, said that’s a small portion of the $6 billion budget, but the uptick shows economic conditions are improving. He also said legislators will …

JACKSON — The two systems that run Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state. State agencies are presenting requests to the 14-member Joint Legislative …

JACKSON — Mississippi Community College Board Executive Director Eric Clark will retire at the end of June 2015. Since 2008, Clark has led the board that coordinates the operations of the state’s 15 community colleges, which are governed by local boards. Clark, 63, made the announcement during a state board meeting. He told The Associated …