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There’s an app for Sanderson Farms PGA tournament

The Sanderson Farms Championship has released a mobile application, which gives spectators, volunteers and media full access to tournament information on their smart phones. The Sanderson Farms Championship application is available for free download in the Apple Store and Google Play. The 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship is Nov. 3 – 9, at The Country Club […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”

by Published: October 20,2014

Tags: Africa, Barack Obama, Business, ebola, healthcare, Mississippi

No one wants to suggest their neighbors here in Mississippi are guilty of overreacting to the Ebola scare, after all, it doesn’t hurt anyone to be cautious. No one wants to suggest their neighbors might seem even the slightest bit racist in their reaction to the Ebola crisis, not in our current age of super […] [...]

MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image

by Jack Weatherly A Harvard professor said long ago: “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.”That was pretty profound, still is.Here’s something else pretty profound. Mississippi State is No. 1 and Ole Miss is No. 3 in college football. State has never been in that position. Ole Miss has been at the top of the heap a […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — The five most common grammar errors that aren’t in the digital age

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, column, Deane Smith & Partners, Mississippi, NEWS

If you spend anytime in PR, you will encounter the self-proclaimed “Grammar Nazi” who wears the dreaded red Sharpie around his/her neck like a nerdy Flavor Flav. I should know, I’m one of those folks! And despite the mind-numbing changes by the AP Stylebook that sometimes don’t need to be made, it is important to […] [...]

JOHN SCOTT: Carpe Diem — It’s time

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mississippi, NEWS

Seize the day! Carpe diem in Latin. That is what Mississippi’s two SEC schools have done thus far this football season, and it is a terrific story! Regardless of whether you supportState or Ole Miss, it is hard not to be proud of each. Both schools have put on outstanding performances, and both have been […] [...]

Teach your child sound economic principles

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Business, COLUMNS, Millsaps, Mississippi, NEWS

Luckily, there are usually second chances in life. As the leader of the Mississippi Council of Economic Education, I am often asked “what is the most important thing a parent can do as it relates to financial literacy and their children?” My standard response is that you need to teach them the habit of saving […] [...]

BankPlus, FHLB Dallas, Habitat help low-income get home repairs

A collaborative effort among BankPlus, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area means 35 low-income homeowners will get critical repairs to their dilapidated homes. FHLB Dallas and BankPlus — an FHLB Dallas member institution — have awarded HFHMCA a $253,750 Affordable Housing Program grant to help fund its […] [...]

Brandon native Jonathan Randolph to play in Sanderson Farms golf tournament

University of Mississippi graduate and Brandon native Jonathan Randolph, a graduate of the 2014 Web.com Tour has joined the field for the PGA Sanderson Farms Championship scheduled Nov. 6-9 at the Country Club of Jackson. Randolph, a 2011 Ole Miss grad, earned his PGA TOUR card this year with an 18th Place Finish on the […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Understanding and working with five types of PR peeps

In the interest of facilitating a better representation of what PR peeps should – and should not – be, PR Newser and mediabistro.com recently identified personality types of public relations practitioners. Here are the Top 5 types – and best practices – in working with us spin docs to build your brand. 1. The Misplaced. […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Big money, college football and your vote

Apparently there are some kind of national elections coming up in a month. Really. It’s true. They call them the “mid-term” elections. With everything going on at home and abroad, it’s shaping up to be a pretty important one for the future of our state and nation. However, save for a few dedicated souls and […] [...]

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