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Protests build against decision to fire Ole Miss chancellor

March 23, 2015

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No contract renewal for UM Chancellor Dan Jones.

JACKSON — Supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones continue to push for the College Board to reverse itself and extend Jones’ contract. The moves come as the board plans a 4 p.m. meeting Monday in Jackson. Prominent Ole Miss names including former chancellor Robert Khayat and former star quarterback and major donor Archie […]

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(VIDEO) MONICA LEWINSKY — The price of shame

March 23, 2015

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In this Ted Talk, Monica Lewinsky addresses her scandal of 1998 and how she “was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Surely Republicans will pass some tax cut

March 22, 2015

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As every legislator knows, no bill is really dead until the Legislature leaves town … especially if the governor wants it to live. But as this column was written late last week, major tax cut bills were all but dead.   The House voted 67 to 52 along party lines for the $555 million compromise […]

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Rules for fracking on federal lands issued

March 20, 2015

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Staff and wire reports The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, a drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in natural gas production across the country. A rule to take effect in June also […]

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Funds to support STEM programs at schools

March 20, 2015

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CANTON — Nissan is donating $250,000 to supporting science, math and engineering programs at six Mississippi historical black colleges. The announcement came Friday at the Nissan plant in Canton. The funds will go to Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College with resources to […]

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Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick make record-breaking donation

March 20, 2015

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Principals of Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick (left to right), Bill McPherson, Tom Gresham and Walton Gresham, recently supported Delta State University and the Delta State University with record-breaking scholarships to the Delta State University College of Business.

It was an easy call for the Indianola-based sister companies Gresham Petroleum and Double Quick. Now, Delta State University and the Delta State University Foundation are pleased to announce the groundbreaking Gresham-McPherson Endowed Scholarships in the College of Business. This Gresham Petroleum/Double Quick gift is the largest unrestricted scholarship gift in the history of Delta State […]

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Rotate Black rotates back with ‘perfect size casino’ plan

March 19, 2015

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GULFPORT — The rocky start for the proposed Hemingway Resort and Casino at the Gulfport Harbor is all in the past, said company CEO John Paulsen. Paulsen said the project is alive and progressing. Since missing the April 1 deadline to show it had the financial backing to build the casino resort, Paulsen tells The […]

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Lawmakers again seek role in choice of standardized tests

March 19, 2015

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JACKSON — Lawmakers are seeking to revive efforts to force the state Board of Education to consider using standardized tests written by the ACT organization. The move comes as state Superintendent Carey Wright defends the process by which the state Department of Education sought proposals for a contract to administer tests in grades 3-8 and […]

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Mississippi vehicle inspection stickers could be eliminated

March 19, 2015

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JACKSON — Mississippi could be poised to eliminate its $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker. The House voted 112-7 Thursday to approve the final version of a bill to wipe out the sticker. It was not immediately clear whether Republican Gov. Phil Bryant would sign House Bill 982. If he does, the sticker requirement would end […]

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Board of Trustees extends contract for Delta State’s president, Bill LaForge

March 19, 2015

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The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning voted recently to extend the contract of Delta State University President William N. LaForge following a careful review of the university under his leadership. According to board minutes, members granted the extensions in a closed meeting on Feb. 17 to Jackson State University’s Carolyn Meyers, […]

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