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Startup Weekend Jackson 2014 focuses on health care

March 28, 2014

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Startup Weekend Jackson is focusing this year’s Jackson competition on the medical and mobile health industry by seeking innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs in the health care field.  Startup Weekend Jackson will take place May 16-18 at the Leggett Center at Millsaps College. While the focus will primarily be health care technologies and will feature mentors, […]

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DAVID HAMPTON: Looking back at the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

March 27, 2014

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By David Hampton The memories are vivid. The events of the civil rights struggles 50 years ago are not fading recollections to those who were there — those who personally endured the acts of racial hatred and bear the wounds of those turbulent times. I listened to many of the veterans of the civil rights […]

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Unpublished Tennessee Williams Story to Appear

March 25, 2014

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Tennessee Williams is known to have had only a few romantic relationships with women in his life. But one of those women, a college sweetheart fleetingly described in his memoirs as “a charming girl called Anna Jean,” seems to have become the inspiration for a previously unpublished story about campus lust and disappointment that has […]

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Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet to present The Little Mermaid

March 25, 2014

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The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the artistic direction of JenniferBeasley, will present a brand new full-length ballet based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid.” Performances will take place April 5 and 6 at 2 pm at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center on Ridgewood Road in Jackson. Choreographed and conceived by […]

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Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

March 25, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove has been appointed to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today. The Democratic leader joins former Wyoming Gov. James Geringer, a Republican, as an appointee to the Governing Board. Their terms will end on September 30, 2017 The Governing Board […]

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NRA endorses Thad Cochran

March 25, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has announced that he has been endorsed for reelection by the National Rifle Association (NRA). “The Second Amendment is a pillar of freedom upon which our great nation was built,” Senator Cochran said. “My pledge to the people of Mississippi is to continue supporting our gun rights, and […]

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Treasurer Fitch: Today’s pepaid college program restart will help erase shortfall

March 24, 2014

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By Lynn Fitch The Board of Directors for the College Savings Plans of Mississippi voted Monday to reopen Mississippi’s Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program (MPACT) for new enrollees beginning in fall 2014. The decision to reopen MPACT brings full circle a process the Board and the State Treasurer’s Office began 18 months ago. In 2012, […]

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3-peat for Kings of Moot Court: Ole Miss law students roll up another national title

March 24, 2014

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OXFORD, Mississippi – The University of Mississippi School of Law made history this weekend by grabbing its third moot court national championship this year, the first time the law school has achieved such a milestone. Second-year students David Fletcher of Jackson and Brett Grantham of Corinth, along with third-year Will Widman of Birmingham, won the National Professional Responsibility […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Teacher pay raise politics gets complicated for House

March 19, 2014

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House Speaker Philip Gunn’s decision unexpectedly to jump out front in support of a teacher pay raise this past December was arguably both good policy and good politics It appeared to be a proposal that was nothing but a win-win for Gunn and the House leadership. After all, Mississippi is beginning, again, to fall further […]

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New day, new week, new era to begin at ASU

March 14, 2014

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For one of Mississippi public university, Monday will not just be the start of a new week, but also a new era when Alfred Rankins Jr. takes over as the next president of Alcorn State University. A formal investiture is expected to be held later. The state College Board chose Rankins in February following an […]

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