Barbours moving out of Miss. Governor's Mansion

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Moving vans at the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion are taking away personal belongings of two-term Gov. Haley Barbour and his wife Marsha.

Spokeswoman Laura Hipp says the Barbours have been moving gradually during the past month, including some work Tuesday. Their possessions are being taken to either their home in Yazoo City or their lake house near the town.

Mick Bullock, a spokesman for incoming Gov. Phil Bryant, says there was no word yet on when Bryant and his wife, Deborah, will move into the mansion in the center of downtown Jackson.

Bryant has lived in Rankin County during his terms as auditor and lieutenant governor.

The mansion was built in 1842 and is the second-oldest continuously occupied governor’s home in the United States.

Barbour and Bryant are both Republicans.