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Tupelo newspaper revs up new multi-million-dollar press

The Monday edition of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal was the first to come off a new printing press. Clay Foster, chairman/CEO of Journal Inc. and publisher of the Daily Journal, says the paper worked for months to prepare the new multimillion-dollar, 160-feet-long printing press for its first full run on Sunday night. Foster says more photos in the paper ...

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"Zero Dark Thirty" tops box office with stealth brilliance

Box office receipts have given Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial film “Zero Dark Thirty” the coveted opening weekend lead, an indication that regular Americans don’t care about the critics’ assertions that the motion picture is nothing more than a snuff film or a civil libertarian’s nightmare. For most Americans, the movie theater is the closest we will ever get to witnessing the ...

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Wang elected president

Mississippi Valley State University’s director of the Automated Identification Technology program, Dr. Lidong Wang, has been elected president of the Electricity, Electronics & Computer Technology Division of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering in the United States. Wang attended last year’s ATMAE Conference in Nashville, Tenn., and brought valuable information to enhance MVSU’s AIT program. Wang interacted with ...

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ERDC staffers named Leaders

The Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Lockheed Martin Corporation and US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine have selected Dr. Elaine Hulitt and Wayne Hodo as Modern-Day Technology Leaders for 2012. Employed at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Hodo is a research civil engineer and Hulitt is a computer scientist. ...

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Williams comes to Coast

Raycom Media has appointed Rick Williams as vice president and general manager of WLOX-TV in Biloxi. Williams has served as news director at WALB-TV in Albany, Ga., for more than two decades. He succeeds David Vincent, who will retire this month after 35 years with WLOX-TV. Williams is no stranger to the Gulf Coast. After Hurricane Katrina, he was one ...

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FNC index shows continuing rise in U.S. home prices

OXFORD — The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows that the recovery of U.S. property values has continued through November — the ninth consecutive month of price gains driven largely by rising homes sales and moderate economic growth. An imbalance between rising demand and limited supply continues to be an important factor for sustained price momentum. While signs of ...

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Hartlein earns award

John Hartlein of Jackson was recently recognized by the Home Builders Association of Mississippi as the winner of a Best in Mississippi Award for a home he built in Starkville. The Chaney Paschal Residence in the Maison de Ville Garden Homes community was selected as the “Best Single Family New Construction Spec Home Less than 1,800 Square Feet.” A native ...

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Ideal chooses Beaugez

Ideal Software Systems Inc. of Meridian has added Jim Beaugez, APR, to its growing staff as the marketing and communications manager for its family entertainment and financial software divisions. Beaugez previously held various positions over 10 years at Peavey Electronics Corporation, including public relations manager and communications manager, during which time he handled media relations, corporate and marketing communications, media ...

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Windham named partner

Balch & Bingham, LLP has named Donald Alan Windham Jr. of the firm’s Jackson office as partner. Windham represents clients both in trial and on appeal in the state and federal courts of both Mississippi and Alabama. His practice includes real estate litigation, commercial litigation, healthcare litigation and products liability and casualty litigation. Windham represents title insurers, title agents, insured ...

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Association honors Koerber

The National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts has named James A. Koerber, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFE, CFF, shareholder of The Koerber Company, P.A., as an Outstanding Member for the fourth quarter 2012. Koerber attended Mississippi State University (banking and finance) and Louisiana State University (accounting) and has been either working for a CPA firm or in the industry since 1976. ...

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