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Ole Miss defense faces vaunted TCU offense in Peach Bowl

No. 6 TCU (11-1) vs. No. 9 OLE MISS (9-3), 11:30 a.m. CST (ESPN) Line: TCU by 3½ Payout: $3,967,500 (ACC) $2,932,500 (SEC) Series Record: Ole Miss leads 5-1 WHAT’S AT STAKE TCU will look for its fifth win against a ranked opponent, including its third against a top 10 team. The Horned Frogs want to make a point after getting left ...

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Mississippi State gears up for Ramblin' Wreck in Orange Bowl

No. 10 Georgia Tech (10-3, 6-2 ACC) vs. No. 8 Mississippi State (10-2, 6-2 SEC), Wednesday 7 p.m. CST (ESPN) Line: Mississippi State by 7 Payout: $18 million Series Record: Georgia Tech leads 4-0 WHAT’S AT STAKE Mississippi State is looking for the first 11-win season in school history, a major rallying cry for the team that spent much of the ...

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Presley running again for Miss. utility commission

JACKSON — Democrat Brandon Presley says he’s seeking a third term on the Mississippi Public Service Commission. The 37-year-old says people from across the political spectrum encouraged him to run for governor or other offices in 2015. But he says he wants to serve another four years as the northern district member of the utility regulation board. Presley was elected ...

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Posey not running for re-election to Miss. PSC

JACKSON — Lynn Posey said Tuesday that he won’t seek a third term as the central district member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Posey, of Union Church, was elected to the three-person utility regulation board in 2007 and 2011. He served 20 years in the state Senate, chairing the Wildlife Committee 16 years. He switched from Democrat to Republican ...

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First NBC Bank buying State-Investors Bank for about $51M

NEW ORLEANS — First NBC Bank Holding Co. says it’s buying State-Investors Bank and expects to pay about $51 million to stockholders of State Investors Bancorp Inc. A news release says First NBC expects to pay about $49 million for 2.3 million shares of stock and about $2 million for 221,600 stock options outstanding as of Tuesday. Both boards have ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE: The 14 biggest #PRFails of 2014

As we launch a new year – and new beginnings in brand building in an evolving era of digital communications, The Spin Cycle is in a reflective mood, contemplating on the PR, marketing, advertising and branding initiatives in 2014. There were plenty of banner positive brand moments in the past year, but there were also some epic PR fails. PR ...

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Millsaps dean’s lessons reach beyond classroom

Dr. Kimberly G. Burke, dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College and professor of accounting, said she was “surprised and delighted” by being receiving the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award from the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. “This was a completely unexpected honor,” Burke said. But it came as no surprise to colleagues and those who have ...

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MDA’s Christensen forecasts economic growth momentum continuing in 2015

Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen foresees 2015 being a year when the state builds upon the strengthening economic activity of both the state and the nation in the past year. “As the national economy continues to rebound and strengthen, that momentum will continue to carry over,” Christensen said. “Companies are increasingly seeking new locations to expand as a ...

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