Archive | April 4th, 2012

Rick Cleveland takes reins at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

April 4, 2012

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Long-time, award winning sports journalist Rick Cleveland was named today as the new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, 59, succeeds the late Michael Rubenstein, the museum’s only previous director. “We think Rick is the perfect fit,” said Oscar Miskelly, chairman of the museum’s board of directors. “Nobody has […]

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Regions puts $3.5 billion TARP debt behind it

April 4, 2012

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Just days after closing its sale of investment brokerage Morgan Keegan & Co. to Raymond James, Regions Financial Corp. has paid its $3.5 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, debt. Regions, Mississippi’s market leader in retail banking, said in a press statement Wednesday that it repurchased $3.5 billion of Series A Preferred Stock issued […]

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How social media has shaped the case of Trayvon Martin

April 4, 2012

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In the killing of Trayvon Martin, the angel and the devil of social media have discovered the perfect battlefield. Without social media, the Feb. 26 killing of Martin, an unarmed, black 17-year-old in Sanford, Fla., probably would have remained forever a four-paragraph news brief in the local newspaper. On that rainy night, Martin was walking […]

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