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Rothenberg to address Delta 1000 during Delta Council event

May 21, 2014

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The Mississippi Delta’s lead economic development organization is bringing in a noted political pundit to address members during its annual meeting. Stu Rothenberg, widely recognized political analyst, will address Delta 1000 members at the May 30 Delta Council Annual Meeting in Cleveland. “Stu Rothenberg has become a staple at Delta Council meetings because his many […]

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Southwest flight has close call as it lands at wrong airport with short runway

January 13, 2014

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Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet escaped a near disaster Sunday night when their plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport that had only half as much runway. he Boeing 737-700 was scheduled to land at Branson Airport — just north of the Arkansas border — but touched down at Taney County Airport about seven […]

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Newt Gingrich to deliver keynote address at Governor’s Energy Summit in Jackson

November 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 2012 presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the Gov. Phil Bryant’s Energy Summit Dec. 5 at the Jackson Convention Center. The summit is presented by the Mississippi Energy Institute, a non-profit policy group that seeks to diversify and […]

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Where are we on this list? CNN stiffs Mississippi

August 12, 2013

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According to CNN Money, America’s top 50 small towns are not only thriving economically, they’ve also got all you could want in a place to raise a family: plenty of green space, good schools, and a strong sense of community. … Unfortunately, there are no towns from Mississippi on this list. » Read complete story here […]

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In reversal on marijuana cigarettes, CNN’s Gupta says smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

August 8, 2013

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Before he started working on his documentary called “Weed,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta thought the research backing medical marijuana was unimpressive. “I’m here to apologize,” he says. In a first-person article he wrote in advance of “Weed,” Gupta says he had not looked hard enough at the issue, until now. I didn’t look far enough,” says […]

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OP-ED — Emmerich: Google is full of bovine manure

March 27, 2013

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Google has started a big “Go Paperless in 2013” campaign. Paper, they say, is bad for the environment. It’s high time someone called bovine manure on this. Trees are organic. Trees are renewable. Tree farms reduce CO2. There are more forests in Mississippi than there were at the turn of the century. Sixty-five percent of […]

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Dr. Gene Wiggins, USM Professor Emeritus of Mass Communication and Journalism, dies at 69

February 22, 2013

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Dr. Gene Wiggins, a professor emeritus in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, died Thursday, Feb. 21 at his home in Hattiesburg. He was 69. Funeral and memorial arrangements for Dr. Wiggins will be announced later. Dr. Wiggins joined the Southern Miss faculty in 1973. He earned his bachelor’s and […]

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Mississippi motorists wincing at pump as gas prices climb

February 18, 2013

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Gasoline prices nationally have climbed 42 cents in the last 30 days, with much of that coming in the past few days. At the same time, Jackson prices are heading to $3.60 a gallon and beyond, making those $3.10 and $3.15 a gallon prices of mid January a fond but distant memory. The Biloxi Sun-Herald, […]

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Award for worst national news flub of year goes to…

December 13, 2012

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Remember the morning of the “Individual Mandate” fiasco back in July? News producers at CNN and Fox News certainly do. Now it’s time for them to wince anew. The Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank and training center, has given the two news networks “error of the year” distinction for reports that the U.S. Supreme […]

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Rick Cleveland takes reins at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

April 4, 2012

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Long-time, award winning sports journalist Rick Cleveland was named today as the new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, 59, succeeds the late Michael Rubenstein, the museum’s only previous director. “We think Rick is the perfect fit,” said Oscar Miskelly, chairman of the museum’s board of directors. “Nobody has […]

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