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JRA agrees to let Journeyman Austin vie for convention hotel deal

It’s game-on for two hotel development companies bidding to build a convention center hotel in Jackson. The unsolicited proposal Journeyman Austin submitted to Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s office shortly after 5 p.m. Monday is now in the hands of the Jackson Redevelopment Authority, where officials say it will get consideration from the JRA’s Board of Trustees. Journeyman Austin’s proposal must play ...

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Michael Patterson earns orthopaedic recertification

  Dr. Michael Patterson of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). Patterson, board certified fellowship trained spine surgeon, completed his fellowship in spinal surgery at the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed training in ...

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Perry Sansing moves to Ole Miss

Perry Sansing, former assistant to the president and university counsel at Mississippi University for Women, is the new associate general counsel at the University of Mississippi. He also will serve as the chancellor’s special assistant for governmental affairs. David Sansing, UM professor emeritus of history and author of a book chronicling the history of Ole Miss, is Sansing’s father. Before ...

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Phosphate Holdings CEO Robert Jones retires

Phosphate Holdings Inc.’s CEO Robert E. Jones, a veteran of nearly 40 years in the chemical and fertilizer industry, has retired as CEO of Mississippi Phosphates Corporation and Phosphate Holdings Inc. The board of directors named board member James L. Sherbert as interim CEO.

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Biloxi baseball project still alive but may be held for 2015

When the Southern League baseball season begins next April, there probably will not be a team in Biloxi as was originally proposed. Instead, it probably will be in town by April 2015 – but there’s an outside chance it could be on the coast as early as next summer. “We’re close to closing the window on the 2014 season,” said ...

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Ian Munn made MSU associate dean

  Ian Munn, a forest resource economist and professor at Mississippi State University, is the new associate dean in the College of Forest Resources. Munn has a distinguished career at MSU and has served as a forestry professor for more than 20 years. His course on professional practices is considered the capstone class of the forestry curriculum. Over time he ...

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MSU researchers publish flu vaccine study

Henry Wan, associate professor at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and his colleagues recently published a study in mBio, an American Society of Microbiology publication, which outlines a possibly more efficient and cost-effective way to develop flu vaccines. The study “Using Sequencing Data to Infer the Antigenicity of Influenza Virus” outlines the use of a computerized system to ...

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BOOK BIZ: New book tells how to beat the sugar habit

A new title in the popular Dummies series was released last month and it really rings a lot of bells. As all of us of all ages — especially families with young children ±— are wrestling with making healthy food choices, we must face our bad eating habits. Surely our love of sugar is at the top of the list. ...

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Delta State's Jan Haynes takes apparel design award

Delta State University faculty member Dr. Jan Haynes recently won Best of Show in the Juried Apparel Design Competition at the 104th Annual Conference and Expo of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Houston, Texas. Haynes is chair of the Division of Family of Consumer Sciences and professor of fashion merchandising in the College of Education and ...

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Delta State’s Jan Haynes takes apparel design award

Delta State University faculty member Dr. Jan Haynes recently won Best of Show in the Juried Apparel Design Competition at the 104th Annual Conference and Expo of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in Houston, Texas. Haynes is chair of the Division of Family of Consumer Sciences and professor of fashion merchandising in the College of Education and ...

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