Terry Brown, a Columbus native whose hearty and affable laugh echoed off state capitol walls in Jackson for nearly three decades, has died.
He was 64.
When Terry Brown was first diagnosed with cancer last year, our sadness was tempered by the hope he would ultimately win this fight and that it would soon be just another colorful story added to his repertoire.
After all, the question, “Do you feel like talking?” was the ultimate silly question when posed to Brown, who has served his native Lowndes County in state government since 1988, most recently as Senate Pro Tempore.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is seeking 45 percent more money from the state general fund for the coming year, a far-larger increase than any other agency has requested during this week’s state budget hearings.
The Mississippi Senate adopted a resolution Friday to support Israel, but first engaged in nearly an hour-long debate about the nation’s borders.
Columbus native Terry Brown, the Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate, has served in the state legislature since 1988 — a part-time job requiring full-time energy, as he describes it. Before heading back to Jackson, where he will serve a key role as the state puts together its budget, Brown took some time to meet with Dispatch reporter Jeff Clark for a wide-ranging conversation.
The Golden Triangle sits in a strategic political position these days, with locals filling the upper ranks of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
When Calisolar announced its intention to open a plant in Columbus, people from across the state might have thought: what, them again? Envy is one of the byproducts of success, and when it comes to big industrial projects no other part of the state has been more successful in recent years than Lowndes County.
JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers convened their 2012 session Tuesday with a history-making Republican majority, as the House elected Philip Gunn of Clinton as its new presiding officer.
Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, had high praise for Lowndes County’s latest economic development projects, telling members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus Wednesday afternoon that the county is “the envy of the state of Mississippi.”
State Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, was elected secretary of the Mississippi Legislative Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review.