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February 2021
Minnie Anderson
County Office

Minnie's twenty-seven years of dedication speaks for itself. She exemplifies the model of being committed to service. She takes pride and value in the type of service given by her clerks daily. Minnie deserves this because she has gone above and beyond even before this pandemic. She shows heart, dedication, and commitment to her clients and her team as well. Thank you for all that you do!

Angela Smith
State Office

Angela demonstrates the MDHS mission and values by supporting the front-line workers and all employees at MDHS by processing FMLA/FFCRA leave requests in Human Resources. Since March, when COVID began, she has processed more than 350 requests for COVID leave. Ensuring the employee's needs are met enables them to provide the best customer service to our clients and ensures that we fulfill the agency mission. We shine a light on you and all of the work you have completed while keeping a smile on your face.

Completion of Clerical Training
Jackson County
From left to right: Nieretta Alexander, Clerk; Sydnee Malone, Clerk; 
Angie Hobby, Region VIII Regional Director, Michelle Bass, Clerk;
and Michelle Price, Clerk
PR chapter honors Madison resident as outstanding...

JACKSON, Miss. - February 16, 2021 - The Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) Central Chapter awarded accolades in a recent chapter meeting to its 2020 Outstanding Professionals and an exceptional volunteer board member. Robyn...

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This Month's Winner
Look who is back!! Mark Williamson just couldn't stay away. He returns as the Deputy Administrator for Economic Programs. In this role, he will oversee the Division of Economic Assistance Eligibility and the Division of Workforce Development and Partnership Management.
Last month's winner, Noxubee County, enjoys a treat from the Executive Director.
Minnie Lockett
42 Years
Willie Outlaw
28 Years
Langell Williams
20 years on 2/1/2021

Nellie Hollis
20 years on 2/7/2021

Casondra Washington
20 years on 2/1/2021

Elizabeth Wells
10 years on 2/1/2021

Nicole McBeath
20 years on 2/20/2021
Senate Committee Approves TANF Increase

The monthly benefit for a family receiving welfare benefits through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program would be increased from $170 per month to $260 for a family of three if legislation approved Wednesday by the Mississippi...

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