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USM President named chairman of Conference USA Board of Directors

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett has been named chairman of the Conference USA Board of Directors. Bennett, who will serve a two-year term, was elected by his peers from among the league’s university presidents at the June board meeting. Bennett indicated that possible areas of focus may include cost of attendance for student-athletes, academic standards and quality, ...

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PSC starts clock ticking on resolution of Mississippi Power case

  By JACK WEATHERLY The latest chapter in the saga of Mississippi Power Co.’s troubled 582-megawatt “clean coal” power plant in Kemper County started Thursday. “The clock starts ticking today,” Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley said of the order laying out what the PSC says are Mississippi Power’s options. The plant, construction of which began in 2010, was initially ...

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Jones returns to USM, helps students get on track in job search

Paige Jones, a 2014 University of Southern Mississippi graduate and former track star, recently joined Southern Miss Career Services as its job location and development coordinator. Her responsibilities include helping students find off-campus part-time jobs, assisting with resumes/cover letters, budget management and planning part-time jobs fairs, among other duties. The Pass Christian native worked with AmeriCorps for two years in ...

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Children’s advocate to revisit poverty in Mississippi Delta

The founder of a children’s advocacy group returns to Mississippi next week to examine how poverty affects people’s lives, much like Sen. Robert F. Kennedy did 50 years ago. Marian Wright was a civil rights attorney working in Mississippi in 1967 when she recommended that U.S. senators travel to the state to see for themselves the living conditions of some ...

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Mississippi demands $6.4M back from electric car maker, CEO

Mississippi’s state auditor on Wednesday demanded that a troubled electric car maker or its leader repay $4.9 million in state and local aid the company received, plus $1.5 million of interest. Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the demand to GreenTech Automotive and its CEO, Charles Wang, saying the company has failed to live up to pledges to invest $60 million and ...

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Camgian honored with IoT award

Camgian has been recognized as “IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Enterprise Market” in the fifth annual Compass Intelligence Awards. Other firms recognized competition included national names like Bosch, Tesla, Amazon, Digi, AT&T and Honeywell. Compass Intelligence is recognizes the top innovators, technologies, best-in-class solutions and products, and leaders in the mobile, IoT, and emerging technology industries.

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Parr joins School of Kinesiology faculty

Dr. Jeffrey Parr, who was a visiting instructor during the 2016-17 academic year, has joined the faculty as interim program director of athletic training at the School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi. Parr earned a bachelor’s degree in movement studies and exercise science with an athletic training emphasis from East Stroudsburg University in 1999, a master’s degree ...

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Adkerson School of Accountancy earns national reaccreditation

Mississippi State University’s Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy has been reaccredited for another five years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). MSU is among 186 institutions around the world that hold accreditation for both its accounting program and business school. AASCB accreditation is the highest marker of excellence in business education. The accreditation standards require ...

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Pickering Firm, Inc. has added Metro to its Biloxi office.

Jared Metro recently joined the Pickering Firm as a Construction Inspector in the Biloxi office. Metro has an Associate in Construction Engineering degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and 10 years of experience. Pickering is headquartered in Memphis with offices in Hernando, Flowood, Jackson, Pearl, and Biloxi, and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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Medley & Brown named to 2017 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

Medley & Brown has been named to the 2017 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. This is the fourth annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the ...

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