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Cochran deemed most vulnerable among Senate incumbents in GOP primaries

Mississippi’s Thad Cochran the most likely among Senate GOP incumbents to fall to a Tea Party candidate this cycle? Yep, according to an assessment by political writer Ben Domenech at The Federalist Cochran’s refusal to drink the tea makes him susceptible to a one-way ticket back to Mississippi. The pork takeout stand Cochran has been running for six Senate terms ...

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Hosemann reviews Hattiesburg mayoral election

HATTIESBURG — The Secretary of State’s Office has performed a review of all absentee ballot envelopes and applications in the Sept. 24, 2013, special election for Hattiesburg mayor. “This election was conducted on the municipal level and not by the Secretary of State’s Office,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Following the election, our agency went through each absentee ballot ...

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Ag Museum introduces new branding effort

JACKSON — The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum has unveiled a new branding strategy, which includes a new logo and updated website as well as promotional materials and design templates for way-finding signage. “The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is made up of many facets from the exhibit gallery to Small Town and rental facilities. This ‘new look’ will help ...

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Wiggins named polymer science head at USM

Dr. Jeffrey Wiggins, the new director of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, took advantage of spring break to work in his office. He is focused on hiring new faculty members along with overseeing diverse research, running a new degree program and promoting community outreach efforts, among other duties. The school is ...

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JEFF SEABOLD: Less archispeak, more performance

I like my job a lot. I have the incredible opportunity to learn something new each day, and the chance to get to teach something new to someone also. It is an incredible feeling getting to create and watch your creations come to life in the world. But my friends have recently bombarded me with some wise, but mostly funny ...

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SoilTech samples soil before projects begin

SoilTech Consultants is a geotechnical engineering firm based in Ridgeland that does soil sampling and analysis and provides foundation and pavement recommendations for various types of projects for architects, civil engineering firms, commercial developers, departments of transportation, utility and telecommunication companies, county board of supervisors, municipalities and other clients before they begin work on any project. In addition to geotechnical ...

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BOOK BIZ — Stegner makes us pause and ponder friendships

I received this book last Christmas and must confess I was not familiar with this author. How could I have been unaware of Wallace Stegner? In 1972 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for Angle of Repose, and in 1977 he won the National Book Award for Spectator Bird. He was often called “The Dean of Wester Writers,” and ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Ronnie Agnew uses journalism background to lead MPB

O ne of the key attributes of great leaders is the ability to speak the truth. Pioneering broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow once said, “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.” Murrow, known for his integrity and willingness to tackle controversial topics, understood that the foundation ...

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