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Belhaven University Online returns to U.S. News’ Top 100 ranking

JACKSON, Mississippi — For the second consecutive year, Belhaven University Online won a ranking among the “Best Online Education Program” by U.S. News & World Report. Belhaven ranked 74th for its bachelor degree program among all national colleges and universities both public and private. Belhaven is tied with the University of Nebraska and is within the top 100 spots with ...

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Magazine honors Bomgar for education products

JACKSON — Bomgar has been selected as a University Business Readers’ Choice Top Product for 2014. Its second consecutive year to receive this recognition, the Bomgar solution is deployed by more than 675 colleges and universities around the globe. The annual University Business Readers’ Choice Top Products award recognizes the most innovative products in higher education. This prestigious list informs ...

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MEC launches 'tech master' program to honor students

JACKSON — Mississippi business leaders will start honoring graduating high school students choosing technical careers. The Mississippi Economic Council announced it would sponsor a new “tech master” program that would recognize graduating high school seniors who meet certain standards in a technical curriculum. The program will run in parallel with the existing Mississippi Scholars program, in which MEC recognizes high ...

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Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs acquires firm; grows to 200 attorneys

JACKSON — Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP has acquired Barfield & Associates, a full-service Jackson-based law firm, in a move that creates one of the largest law firms in the Jackson area and more than 200 attorneys in four states. Joining Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution service team are: David A. Barfield, who concentrates his practice in ...

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Callon calls Lone Star's actions 'ill-advised and self-serving'

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company has issued the following statement concerning recent demands made by Lone Star Value Management, LLC (“Lone Star”): “Lone Star’s demands appear both ill-advised and self-serving. By advocating for a sale now, Lone Star seems to be focused on realizing a quick trading profit, which would be contrary to the interests of the Company’s longer-term investors. In addition, ...

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Cochran 'encouraged' by effort to stop flood insurance reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says he is encouraged by the growing momentum for the Senate to consider bipartisan legislation he helped write to stop flood insurance reforms that are having unintended and harmful economic consequences throughout Mississippi and other states. Cochran met with dozens of local officials and business leaders in Gulfport last Saturday to discuss ...

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Symposium to give forecast for the economy in 2014

What does the economy hold for 2014? An event in South Mississippi will look to answer that question. The Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi will present the Economic Outlook 2014 symposium Jan. 23 at the Thad Cochran Center. Hosted by the Southern Miss College of Business and the Trent Lott National Center, the event will run from ...

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Ex-Vicksburg mayor reports to federal prison in Florida

VICKSBURG — Former Vicksburg mayor Paul Winfield has reported to a federal prison to begin serving about two years in a federal bribery case. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says the 40-year-old Winfield arrived Monday at a minimum security prison in Pensacola, Fla. Winfield, a Democrat, was arrested by the FBI at his house on Feb. 20 in ...

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Delta mayor indicted for false pretense, wire fraud

ROLLING FORK — The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to his construction company’s invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses, according to court records. A Sharkey County grand jury charged Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge “Butch” Walker in two separate indictments Monday, each containing one count of ...

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TVA sees second-highest winter peak power demand

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority power system passed a critical demand period early yesterday from the bitter cold wave and electricity use is coming down. TVA’s power system reached a preliminary peak power demand of 32,460 megawatts at 9 a.m. EST yesterday with the Valley’s average temperature at 4 degrees. This is the second-highest winter peak in TVA ...

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