Posts Tagged ‘book’

BOOK BIZ — Stegner makes us pause and ponder friendships

by Lynn Lofton Published: March 21,2014

Tags: book, Business, Mississippi

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 […] [...]

Former bookstore owner makes donation in honor of new DSU president

CLEVELAND — A former owner of an iconic bookstore in Greenville has donated his extensive collection to the Roberts-LaForge Library at Delta State University. The library holds special meaning to current DSU president William N. LaForge, as it is partly named in honor of his father, Dr. William F. LaForge, who served 35 years at […] [...]

Former corrections commissioner Cabana dies at 67

HATTIESBURG — Donald A. Cabana, who ran the state penitentiary at Parchman and wrote about his experiences with death row inmates, has died. He was 67. Mississippi corrections officials say Cabana died yesterday at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg after a long illness. Funeral services are pending. Cabana spent 40 years in corrections including stints […] [...]

Auditor says schools breaking law with textbook policy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi school systems are routinely violating a state law that says they have to issue a textbook to every student to take home, the state auditor says. Stacey Pickering said that many districts are only buying enough books for a set to keep in each classroom, which may mean a student can’t […] [...]

Faulkner heirs’ lawsuit against Sony dismissed

OXFORD — A federal judge in Mississippi has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Woody Allen’s 2011 film “Midnight in Paris” improperly used one of William Faulkner’s most famous lines. Faulkner Literary Rights, LLC sued Sony Pictures Classics Inc. in October in U.S. District Court in Oxford Faulkner’s hometown. The lawsuit said a character in the […] [...]

Appeal of lawsuit against ‘King of Torts’ authors reinstated

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2013

Tags: agenct, appeal, author, bench, blog, book, case, court, judicial, judoiciary, justice, law, law enforcement, lawsuit, legal, media, prosecutor, tort, trial

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has reinstated the appeal of a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger over a book they co-wrote about the judicial corruption case involving former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. In 2011, FBI agent Hal Neilson sued authors Tom Dawson and Alan Lange and a publishing company. […] [...]

Consumers could be in line for e-books settlement

by Associated Press Published: October 18,2012

Tags: book, COST, e-books, law, legal, price, publication, publisher, settlement

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Officials say they’re sending out notices to Mississippi residents who might have overpaid for e-books and are eligible for a share of a nationwide settlement. Attorney General Jim Hood says the state is getting $407,823 of the $69 million settlement with publishers Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Shuster. Officials say the money […] [...]

New book highlights work of Prime Time Agency

by MBJ Staff Published: September 12,2011

Tags: book, graphic design, marketing, public relations

GULFPORT — The Prime Time Agency has been honored by having five graphic identities included in the new David E. Carter book, “Trademarks 1 – Bright Ideas in Logo Design from Around the World.” The logos appearing in the book are for clients Digital Engineering, designed by John Seymour; the State of Mississippi, designed by […] [...]

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