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State OK clears way for opening of Belhaven University nursing school

June 19, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Belhaven University says it plans an August start for enrolling students in its new School of Nursing after having received approval Thursday from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for its bachelor of science in nursing degree program. University President Roger Parrott said the effort to launch the nursing school has […]

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Neshoba Democrat spotlights McDaniel’s bush league Senate record

June 18, 2014

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The weekly Neshoba Democrat has put forth some strong reporting in compiling information on why state Sen. Chris McDaniel is an inferior choice for the U.S. Senate. In short, the Democrat says, McDaniel’s Senate work over his six years in the body is that of a lightweight whose legislative efforts consisted mainly of trying in […]

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Mississippi State Fair gets new executive director

June 16, 2014

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Veteran venue manager Rick Reno has been named to replace Billy Orr as executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission.   Reno is currently executive director of VenuWorks in Dodge City, Kan. The Louisiana native has more than 40 years in facilities management and is a certified facilities executive recognized by the International Association of […]

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UPDATED: U.S. Chamber boosting Cochran with $308,000 in new ad spending

June 13, 2014

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is about to re-enter the Mississippi Senate race, laying down TV reservations for the last week of the runoff campaign between Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and his challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Politico reports. Politico said two sources closely monitoring the state say that the Chamber will start a fresh […]

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DeSoto jury convicts former Southaven mayor on defrauding, embezzlement counts

June 11, 2014

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SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi – Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis faces a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced July 10 for defrauding his city government and embezzling money from it. A DeSoto County jury convicted Davis Wednesday afternoon on one count of making false representations to defraud the government and one count of embezzlement.   A […]

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C Spire in deal to acquire regional telecom MegaGate

June 11, 2014

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In a move to continue expanding services and diversifying its core telecommunications and technology services holdings,  C Spire says it will acquire Hattiesburg’s MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of IP voice, data, and business telecommunications solutions. MegaGate serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider.  […]

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Politico: National Democrats giving to Travis Childers’ Senate bid

June 5, 2014

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By Alexander Burns June 5, 2014 12:30 PM EDT National Democrats have already spent tens of thousands of dollars aiding underdog Senate candidate Travis Childers, the moderate former congressman who hopes to make the Mississippi race competitive in the event that Republicans nominate insurgent conservative Chris McDaniel. Childers has raised only a small sum of […]

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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Bryant calls him ‘best for Mississippi’

May 31, 2014

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By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll […]

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Big win for Miss. tourism with hosting ‘SEC Championship of Barrel Races’

May 28, 2014

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — The eyes of the barrel-racing nation will turn to the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville on Oct. 17.   A barrel racing qualifying event for The American, a major national rodeo, comes to Starkville Oct. 17. The Mississippi State University facility will host a qualifying event for The American, a major national […]

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C Spire draws new Ridgeland ‘fiberhood’ maps for 1 Gbps Fiber to Home service

May 23, 2014

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RIDGELAND, Mississippi  – C Spire says more areas in Ridgeland are poised to qualify for the company’s 100 times faster consumer broadband Internet service now that new “fiberhood” maps have been published on C Spire’s company’s fiber to the home website. The new maps, which debuted Friday, reduce the size of several fiberhoods and the […]

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