Archive | May 1st, 2013

#NCAA bans Twitter hashtags on the field

May 1, 2013

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The NCAA has apparently weighed in on the use of Twitter hashtags on college athletic fields. The organization’s decision to ban the use of hashtags (ie: #NCAA) is a strike against social media, school pride and athletic departments everywhere from the University of Alabama to Southern Maine Community College (#SeaWolves). MBJ looked at this phenomenon last October […]

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MC opens medical sciences building, largest academic building in 50 years

May 1, 2013

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Mississippi College and Clinton leaders formally celebrated the grand opening Tuesday of the university’s medical sciences building, the largest academic structure on campus in a half-century. President Lee Royce, School of Science & Mathematics Dean Stan Baldwin and Mayor Rosemary Aultman were among the officials taking part in ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the 22,000-square-foot building on […]

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Delegation praises $487 million Pascagoula contract to build Coast Guard cutter

May 1, 2013

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Thad Cochran, Sen. Roger Wicker and Rep. Steven Palazzo are praising the award of a $487 million contract that will allow shipyard workers in Mississippi to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with its sixth National Security Cutter (NSC). The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded the “fixed-price incentive firm target contract” to Huntington […]

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Grisham sequel to ‘A Time to Kill’ to be published

May 1, 2013

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NEW YORK — The defense attorney in John Grisham’s first novel, “A Time to Kill,” is returning to the courtroom. Grisham’s new book, “Sycamore Row,” will be published Oct. 22, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Wednesday. Like “A Time to Kill,” it will feature Jake Brigance as a lawyer in a small Mississippi town. […]

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RJ Young opens office in Meridian

May 1, 2013

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RJ Young, a leading provider of office equipment and business solutions, is pleased to announce they have a new location in Meridian, Mississippi. RJ Young has been servicing the Meridian area since they acquired Ricoh Business Solutions accounts in several locations last spring, but until today have not had an official location for the local […]

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