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BILL CRAWFORD — White space the solution for rural broadband?

White space surrounding rural folks across Mississippi may be the solution to closing our digital divide.   Huh?   Well, “white space refers to the unused broadcasting frequencies in the wireless spectrum,” according to techrepublic.com.   Huh?   Okay, it’s basically unused TV channels. Turns out TV channel frequencies below 700 Mhz function sort of like 4G so they can be ...

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Offshore revenue-sharing: $188M to 4 states, coast counties

Four Gulf of Mexico states and their coastal counties are getting nearly $188 million in revenue-sharing funds as the offshore leasing area s involved expand. The money must be used for coastal conservation, restoration and hurricane protection. An Interior Department news release Thursday says Louisiana is getting a total of about $82 million, with more than $50 million going to Texas, nearly $28 million to Mississippi ...

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Complaint prompts investigation of $50M Tupelo project

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is investigating a $50 million project in Tupelo after receiving a complaint about its environmental impact. American Legion Post 49 Commander Mike Pettigrew says he filed the complaint out of concern for Legion Lake, which his post stewards. He tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a runoff control measure wasn’t ready before construction began and ...

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MIKE ESPY — Ag tariffs: We should be careful what we ask for

Military wars are dangerous, expensive, and as we have seen in the decades old conflict in Afghanistan- can be quite lengthy, but in the end America will win. However, when the conflict concerns international trade, the same cannot be said, because in trade wars the outcome cannot be confidently predicted. As a unified nation, the force of our military, more ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — A LIBOR Update: Here comes SOFR!

  Following the sounding of LIBOR’s death knell last summer, a flurry of governmental and industry activity culminated in the selection of SOFR as a replacement index rate for commercial loans.  Accordingly, a sequel of our August 2017 column “The Passing of LIBOR” is in order. London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) Recall on July 27, 2017, the Brits prospectively announced ...

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Finkelberg ranked among top advisors by Barron’s and Forbes

Arty Finkelberg, CFA, CFP®, Senior Vice President – Investments at Raymond James & Associates, has been recognized by two national financial publications. Finkelberg was named to the Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors. The 2018 list draws from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. It is the largest, most comprehensive annual advisor list circulated by Barron’s. ...

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Sorrells joins Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis

Sharon “Sheri” D. Sorrells, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis. Sorrells provides care for patients with stage 5 kidney disease at the department’s various satellite units throughout the region. Sorrells received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark., and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. ...

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McIntyre joins Renasant’s marketing team

Liz Lancaster McIntyre has joined Renasant Bank’s Corporate Marketing Department as Social Media Manager. McIntyre will be responsible for managing, improving, monitoring, and maintaining the marketing, messaging and branding experience for all of Renasant Bank’s social media channels. McIntyre is a 2011 graduate of Millsaps College with a B.A. in Communications. Prior to joining Renasant, McIntyre was Marketing Manager for ...

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Sigma Lambda Chi recognizes MCEF’s Barkett for exemplary leadership

Mike Barkett, president of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation, is being honored for his outstanding contributions in construction education by Sigma Lambda Chi – the only internationally recognized honor society for the construction industry. A proponent of career and technical education, Barkett has influenced thousands of students seeking careers in Mississippi’s growing construction industry. Barkett, a Rankin County resident who ...

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