Trustees approved plans Thursday for the medical center to borrow $90 million and progress with construction plans.
The U.S. Labor Department released figures Friday, adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann visits THS government class, talking about contest to mark Mississippi's bicentennial.
The medical school expanded to 155 first-year students in August and will grow to 165 students in 2018.
Hood expects a decision to be made within the next year. Governor Phil Bryant cannot run for re-election.
A state application says the training could reduce Medicaid expenses by helping people find jobs with health coverage.
Reeves would not rule out a run for governor. The legislative session begins in January.
Rep. Jeramey Anderson of Moss Point said Friday he will seek his party's nomination next year in south Mississippi's 4th Congressional District.
Buys spoke to the students about good health and staying tobacco free.
Mississippi is one of five states assigned a failing grade by the March of Dimes, yet pre-term births also rose nationwide for the second straight year.