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September 19th Digital Edition

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Tate goes to USM-Gulf Park

Jenny Tate has been selected as the campus communication officer for the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus. Tate, currently the chief of marketing and development for the Mississippi Museum of Art, replaces Shelia White. Tate holds a master of science in communication studies from the University of Southern Mississippi and a bachelor of […] [...]

Leadership class graduates

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce recently graduated 25 emerging community leaders from its 26th annual Leadership Lafayette Program at a graduation ceremony held at the Oxford Conference Center. The 2014 class includes: Maranda Anderson, FNB Oxford; Steven Ash, Newk’s Eatery; Allissa Barkett, Volt; Angela Barlow Brown, University of Mississippi; Joe Bishop, Oxford Police Department; […] [...]

Kopetz succeeds Brown

Barry E. Kopetz, an experienced Ohio conductor and educator, is the new head of Mississippi State University’s music department. Kopetz formerly was a music professor at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Prior to joining CU in 2001, he served for 10 years as a music professor at the University of Utah […] [...]

Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: Business, film, Mississippi, NEWS, technology

RIDGELAND — Mad Genius Inc. and Eyevox Entertainment, LLC owner Rick Moore has acquired Mississippi Film Studios in Canton. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move promises to continue the momentum Mississippi has made toward becoming a national player in the film industry. “This is the most significant announcement for the film industry […] [...]

C Spire, Blast Motion partner to offer motion-technology products

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: athletics, Business, entertainment, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers, sports, technology

C Spire and Blast Motion are offering a pioneering new motion detection and smart video capture technology for athletes at all levels to track vital sports metrics, harness their power and improve performance through motion sensor and user-friendly fitness apps on smartphones and tablets. C Spire is the first company globally to offer these Blast […] [...]

SouthGroup Insurance named to ‘Best Practices’ study

RIDGELAND — SouthGroup Insurance Services is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) “Best Practices” Study Group. Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies […] [...]

Sanderson Farms offering increased regular dividend and special payment

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc.’s board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a new annual dividend rate of $0.88 per share. The board has also authorized a special cash dividend payment of $0.50 per share. Both the regular quarterly cash dividend and the special cash dividend are […] [...]

Once the bane of only Southerners, kudzu is migrating north and west

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a warning — kudzu, sometimes referred to as the “Vine That Ate the South,” is on the move. Kudzu, which has been a problem in the South for decades is spreading west and north, even as far as Canada, the USDA reports. Dr. Lewis Ziska of the USDA […] [...]

Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting efforts that they say will ensure that U.S. steel producers in Mississippi and other states are protected from imported steel reinforcing bar, or “rebar.” Cochran and Wicker are encouraging Meredith Broadbent, chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), to protect […] [...]

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