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DAVID DALLAS: There goes the neighborhood school

Back in 1965, plaintiffs sued the Bolivar County school system, including what is now the Cleveland School District, to end white-only and black-only schools. Unlike other Mississippi Delta school districts at that time, the leadership in Cleveland looked for ways to keep both its white and black community-based schools open for business. How they did […] [...]

Watch out for wildlife while driving on roads, highways

By Jessica Tegt  Wildlife on roadways can be as hazardous to motorists as texting or reckless drivers. State Farm Insurance reported Mississippi ranks sixth in the nation for wildlife-vehicle related accidents. More than one third of Mississippi’s 70,000 auto crashes are due to collisions with wildlife, specifically with white-tailed deer. One in 84 people statewide […] [...]

MSU-CVM professor leads major reference publication

A comprehensive reference book on all aspects of bovine reproduction was recently published under the leadership of a Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine professor. Dr. Richard Hopper, professor in the MSU-CVM Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine, is lead author and editor-in-chief of “Bovine Reproduction.” Hopper is section leader for the CVM Theriogenology, […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Roger Wicker: Profile in discouragement

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker has become a voice in the Wilderness, a Lone Voice in the Wilderness. Last week the United States Senate voted 98-1, declaring, “It is the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” Most folks have a hard time reading the words “Sense” and “Senate” together […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — The Top 5 content marketing trends to watch in 2015

Whether we’re talking photo or video, editorial or blog, content’s kingdom has been expanding: fewer journalists, more user-generated tomes and a plethora of forums for any brand to find a consumer. This is the world in which we live – instant, immediate, and all within reach. Just because the platforms are there does not mean […] [...]

LOUANN LOFTON: A funny, fictional look at the Great Recession

by Published: January 22,2015

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The Financial Lives of the Poets is the first work of fiction I’ve read that’s focused on the time period leading up to and during the 2008/2009 financial crisis. The book was written and published quickly, coming out in 2009, as the economy was continuing its downward spiral. Typically, you’d think that literature reacting to […] [...]

(VIDEO) DON GLIDEWELL — The threat of cyber crime to businesses is real

  If you think that cyber crime isn’t a threat to your business, think again.  The topic came into the mainstream during the holidays with the cyber attack on Sony Pictures.  If you are a business owner or someone who is responsible for data security at your company, it would be wise to take note […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: 3.5 BIG Questions and 3.5 BIGGER Answers

by Published: January 22,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, gitomer, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

1. How come people don’t call me back? People not calling you back is not a problem, it’s a symptom. Here are some of the real reasons people don’t call you back: 1. Boring message. 2. Insincere message. 3. Sales message not a value message. 4. Self-serving message. 5. No humor employed. 6. Non-compelling message. […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Truth, well told — Honesty in Mississippi tourism is key

Tourism may be a relative newcomer to the usual suspects of economic development, but it is a lucrative driver for our state. Mississippi’s cultural heritage, while not as sexy as a professional football team or as easy to sell as Disney World, is our ultimate renewable resource. Cities large and small, from the coast to […] [...]

ANITA MODAK-TRURAN — Mississippi’s motion picture renaissance

by Published: January 22,2015

Tags: accounting, Anita Modak-Truran, Business, Butler Snow, law, Mississippi, NEWS

SCENE 1 — Thalia Mara Hall, located in downtown Jackson, transformed into a Paris theatre for Get On Up, a foot-stomping biopic based on music legend James Brown. Hundreds of extras from the community filled the theater and participated in the “magic” of moviemaking. The film’s producer Mick Jagger and director Tate Taylor could be […] [...]

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