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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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Organization promoting women in agriculture still growing

February 27, 2014

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The lead organization promoting women in agriculture in Mississippi continues to grow. Dozens of women came together for a late February conference at Mississippi State University. The 75-member Mississippi Women for Agriculture organization meets to discuss important agricultural developments and to draw encouragement from shared experiences. Mary Jane Coign, who owns a cow and calf […]

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Event looks to put businesses in vacant downtown buildings

October 10, 2013

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Two economic development organizations and a public university have teamed up for an event aimed at matching businesses with available sites in Natchez. On Nov. 9, “Possibilities Tour: Turning Deserted Spaces into Dynamic Places” will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Natchez, and will showcase 12 vacant buildings on Main and Franklin streets […]

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(VIDEO) Myrlie Evers marks 50th anniversary of husband Medgar Evers murder

June 11, 2013

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On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, his widow Myrlie Evers-Williams talks with the Associated Press about her memories of his death, her missed opportunity to speak at the famous Martin Luther King Jr. March On Washington and her invitation in January to offer the invocation at President Barack […]

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Openings remain for Entrepreneur Academy in Natchez

March 28, 2013

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For anyone who has the dream of opening their own business, or wants to improve their current small business, a few openings are still available for the upcoming Entrepreneur Academy in Natchez. The Entrepreneur Academy is a combined effort among Alcorn State University, Natchez, Inc., and the Mississippi Development Authority. The three-month program begins April […]

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Universities fail to spend millions in Ayers money

September 11, 2011

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Miss. universities fail to spend millions from Ayers settlement; funds set to decrease next year Public record shows Mississippi’s three historically black universities in recent years have failed to spend all the funds awarded to them through the Ayers desegregation settlement. The College Board said its intent is that unused funds will carry over for […]

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