Archive | September 12th, 2013

Pickering: Union County deaths went uninvestigated while coroner hauled in huge sums

September 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – State Auditor Stacy Pickering has ordered former Union County coroner Mark Golding to pay the state $398,418 for work he never performed. Pickering says $278,591 of the total is in false claims Golding submitted to Union County supervisors for deaths he did not investigate. The Auditor’s Office says it began an investigation […]

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Fox News Channel ending Ole Miss alum Shepard Smith’s nightly newscast

September 12, 2013

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NEW YORK — Fox News Channel is eliminating one of Shepard Smith’s two daily newscasts and putting him in charge of a breaking news team where he will travel more to stories and break into other Fox shows with special reports. His 7 p.m. Eastern newscast will end this fall, but Smith will continue anchoring […]

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Voyager 1 leaves solar system, NASA confirms

September 12, 2013

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Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday. Thirty-six years after it was launched from Earth on a tour of the outer planets, the plutonium-powered probe is more than 11 1/2 billion miles from the sun, cruising through what scientists call interstellar space […]

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More people now exercise while they work

September 12, 2013

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Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise. A growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations. Others are forgoing chairs in favor of giant exercise balls […]

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C Spire lands InformationWeek ranking through innovative customer rewards program

September 12, 2013

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi – C Spire has returned for a second consecutive year on InformationWeek 500’s list of the nation’s top technology innovators. InformationWeek lauded C Spire’s Information Technology for its work on PERCS, a consumer engagement-based rewards and loyalty program. In last year’s listing, InformationWeek recognized the Ridgeland-based wireless provider for development of a web-based […]

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