Posts Tagged ‘media’

Travel writers, photographers to crisscross Mississippi’s Gulf Coast

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, media, Mississippi, tourism

Tourism officials on the Mississippi Coast have spent the last year preparing to host the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers annual conference Oct. 20-25 in Biloxi. Now they’re in the final stages of fine tuning a complex schedule of events to showcase everything the area has to offer its visitors. More than 300 travel […] [...]

Brittany Bell joins WAPT-16 weather team

16 WAPT has added meteorologist Brittany Bell as the station’s weekend evening weather expert. Bell, a Mississippi State University alumna who graduated in three years with a 4.0 GPA, joins 16 WAPT from sister station KHBS/KHOG in Ft. Smith/Rogers, Ark.   [...]

Bomgar makes ‘Software 500′ for fourth consecutive year

JACKSON — Bomgar has again earned a No. 362 ranking in Software Magazine’s 2013 Software 500. The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and service suppliers, targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Bomgar was also recognized for […] [...]

After 150-plus years, newspaper ceasing publication with merger

SARDIS — After more than 150 years in business, The Southern Reporter will cease publication at the end of September. The Sardis-based newspaper will put out a final edition on Sept. 26 and merge with The Panolian. “This was a difficult decision, we appreciate all of our loyal subscribers and advertisers during the last 15 years,” […] [...]

Coast newspaper sues DMR, Pickering over records request

GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast newspaper has sued the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and state Auditor Stacey Pickering to get access to more records from an audit of the agency. The Sun Herald reports that it filed suit yesterday in Harrison County Chancery Court, seeking to require the MDMR and Pickering to make the […] [...]

PBS: Acting like a network as well as service

by Published: July 29,2013

Tags: media, Mississippi, NEWS, PBA, television

NEW YORK — Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars and pickers. People at public television may not want to watch you, but they are happy to see you. When Discovery, The Learning Channel, History, […] [...]

MGCCC makes top 100 nationally in degree-granting

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has again been named among the top associate degree producers in the nation, with more than 1,795 students receiving degrees in 2012. This is the 10th year since 2002 that MGCCC has been named in the top 100, and it is the only community college in the states […] [...]

Founder of iconic restaurant to be honored by Marty Stuart

PHILADELPHIA — The founder of a popular Neshoba County restaurant is about to be honored by a well-known country musician. WTOK in Meridian reports Peggy Webb, founder of Peggy’s restaurant in Philadelphia, will be recognized during Marty Stuart’s performance at the Ellis Theater in Philadelphia on Friday night. Webb opened Peggy’s in 1961 and stayed […] [...]

State gets ‘Silver Shovel’ for economic development efforts

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Area Development, a publication covering site selection and facility planning, has named its 2013 Gold & Silver Shovel Award winners. For the Silver Shovel Awards, the states are compared only to other states in their population tier. This year, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania are receiving Silver Shovels in the 10+ million population […] [...]

Magazine ranks state in top 10 for trophy whitetail deer

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Outdoor Life’s June/July issue names Mississippi as one of its top 10 states to hunt whitetail trophy. After tallying the scores, Mississippi ranked seventh with an abundance of game to hunt, relatively low cost for guided hunts and hunter-friendly laws and regulations. The magazine uses real-world considerations to assess the top ten […] [...]

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