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Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties plan development partnership

When plans for a regional economic development organization in the Golden Triangle were unveiled last month, there was talk that similar set-ups would start to appear in other parts of Mississippi. Since Sept. 14, two have been made public. Chickasaw County officials decided in late September that they would pursue a partnership with Pontotoc and Union counties. Last Monday afternoon, ...

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Analysis: Coffee, tea and punditry from Barbour

In some scenarios, Haley Barbour would have been traveling the United States these days as the Republican nominee for president. Instead, he’s on the sidelines doing what he does best — dispensing political advice for GOP loyalists. Since finishing his second term as Mississippi governor in January, Barbour has been in demand as a talk show pundit, and for the ...

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The presidential debates: Game, set, match?

The suspense is so intense you can cut it with a knife. The atmosphere as we move through the month of presidential debates is more riveting than the Super Bowl, The World Series and the NBA Championship game combined. At least that is the case if you are an even marginally engaged political junkie. What makes these 2012 debates take ...

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Sorrells selected as chief

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District team member Michael Sorrells, a civil engineer with the Engineering and Construction Division, was recently selected as chief of the water control management section. He has served as a team leader in the Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Center with responsibility for leading engineers from five other districts in completing ...

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Commissioners welcome Roberts

The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport announced E.J. Roberts has been appointed by the City of Gulfport to a five-year term on the MSPA board of commissioners. Roberts is the owner of E.J. Roberts State Farm Insurance in Gulfport. He has been a member of the State Farm’s Chairman’s Circle, which honors the top five percent of all agents. ...

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Renick made interim provost

Jackson State University has named James Renick as its new interim provost. Renick most recently served as senior adviser to JSU president Carolyn Meyers. David Hoard, Jackson State’s vice president of institutional advancement, told The Clarion-Ledger the former provost, Mark Hardy, was reassigned as special assistant for the academic fundraising initiative. Renick previously served as senior adviser to the president ...

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Foundation recognizes Payment

Dr. Michael Payment, cardiologist, Memorial Hospital of Gulfport, has been recognized as a Guardian Angel by the Memorial Hospital Foundation. The Memorial Hospital Foundation set up the Guardian Angel program to give grateful patients the opportunity to make a donation to the Foundation in honor of a doctor, nurse, other staff member or volunteer who made a difference in their ...

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Bahadur receives award

Rainna Bahadur, M.D., of Eye Associates in the South has been chosen by patients to receive the Patients Choice award for her quality of care and service. Selections are based on more than 2.4 million votes by patients nationwide. Winners are chosen from 870,000 active U.S. physicians and represent the top 5 percent rated.

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Analysis: Sixth Amendment ruling sets no precedent

In a case from Harrison County, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled on the right of a defendant to confront his accusers — a basic right in the U.S. Constitution. Robert Jenkins wanted to question the analyst who tested the illegal drugs he was accused of possessing. Instead, prosecutors put on the stand a laboratory supervisor who only reviewed and ...

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Kitchens made permanent chief

Susan Denise Kitchens was recently named chief of the Library Science and Knowledge Transfer Branch (LSKT), Software Engineering and Informatics Division of the Information Technology Laboratory located at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Kitchens has been a fixture in the ERDC/Waterways Experiment Station (WES) Library for nearly 30 years, having begun her Army career ...

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