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Symposium to give forecast for the economy in 2014

January 8, 2014

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What does the economy hold for 2014? An event in South Mississippi will look to answer that question. The Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi will present the Economic Outlook 2014 symposium Jan. 23 at the Thad Cochran Center. Hosted by the Southern Miss College of Business and the Trent Lott National Center, […]

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Mississippi flag causes flap in S. California

January 2, 2014

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Some Southern California attorneys want the Mississippi state flag, the last in the nation to include the Confederate stars and bars, removed from a display at Santa Ana’s civic center. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/KmrADY) Thursday that the Orange County Bar Association said the emblem symbolizes hatred and racism. The […]

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OIG audit questions use of Katrina money in Mississippi

January 2, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — A new federal report says Mississippi officials accepted unsupported population growth estimates in developing a plan to use $653 million in federal Hurricane Katrina recovery money for water and wastewater facilities, including some that may not be needed. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General also questioned appraisals […]

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Brister leaving Polymer Institute; Thompson filling in

December 23, 2013

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The Mississippi Polymer Institute is in a transition phase with the departure of director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI operations leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director. Brister came to MPI in 2010 as director and during […]

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Department name-change reflects new movement in forestry

December 17, 2013

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A department at Mississippi State University is changes its name as it changes with the times. MSU says its Department of Forest Products is now the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts. Department head Rubin Shmulsky said over the last few decades, the forestry industry has evolved to include both wood and other bioproducts, including agricultural residues, […]

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Bryant takes his stand against education system

December 16, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant takes his stand against the federal government and education in his stand against the Common Core curriculum …   Below is his press release …   JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant today issued an Executive Order affirming Mississippi’s right and responsibility to define and implement its own public school standards and curricula. […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Earlier MAEP funding promises haven’t been kept

December 5, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison  In 2006, a number of Republican legislators crammed into then-Gov. Haley Barbour’s state Capitol office for the signing of a bill to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The only Democrat in the group was then-House Committee Chair Cecil Brown of Jackson. Brown waited with the group for the governor for […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: 2015 Legislature could face a teacher pay controversy

November 27, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The rapidly approaching 2014 legislative session – not 2015 – will be the time to take up any controversial proposals. The 2015 session will be in an election year. In election years, legislators and the governor only want to deal with feel-good issues – the type of proposals that guarantee votes. For instance, […]

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School officials welcome insurance-less Santa

November 21, 2013

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It is not an easy job being Santa Claus. It’s full of risks, and the Jolly Old Elf is sometimes faced with having to carry insurance. But St. Nick is getting a break this year — at least when he visits schoolchildren in one North Mississippi county. For this holiday season, DeSoto County school officials […]

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Out with the old (hospital), in with the new (school)

November 7, 2013

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A site that once offered health care to the needy is soon to be home to new facilities that will train future health care professionals. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has approved a request to tear down the old Matty Hersee Charity Hospital building in Meridian, which closed in 1999. Meridian Community College […]

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