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SUMESH ARORA: Innovation in Mississippi must be inclusive

I n my last column I talked about the culture of giving in Mississippi, which we know cuts across race and religion. Our citizens are among the most charitable in the country.  Similarly, we need to work on embedding a culture of innovation in all citizens of Mississippi regardless of age, race, religion and economic status.  There is strong research-based ...

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Canton drugstore — the state’s oldest — is pioneer in walk-in video health care clinics

Mississippi’s oldest drug store is the launching pad for one of the state’s newest healthcare endeavors. Mosby’s Drug Store, founded in Canton by three Mosby brothers in 1843, is the first in a string of walk-in telehealth clinics that telehealthONE will put in rural parts of Mississippi in the coming months and years. It’s a new avenue for Mississippi-based telehealthONE ...

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Bryant announces broadband investment of $15M

GULFPORT — Gov. Phil Bryant is pledging $15 million for development of a broadband corridor along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Multiple news sources report Bryant made the announcement this week at a meeting of business and community leaders in Gulfport. Bryant says the money will come from BP and other companies responsible for 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Officials say ...

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Venture Technologies on elite list

Venture Technologies has been named to The Channel Company’s CRN Tech Elite 250, which recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors. In compiling the list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors collaborated to assess the most customer-beneficial technical ...

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SPACE LAW — Ole Miss national champion Moot Court team to compete for internatonal title

By LYNN LOFTON  When Dean Stephen Gorove began the space law program 45 years ago at the University of Mississippi School of Law, he took a bold, forward-thinking step into an emerging field of study. The program has grown and evolved, and the Moot Court team recently won the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court championship at Georgetown University Law ...

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Power companies urged to consider cell tower idea

MBJ staff Brandon Presley, commissioner for the Northern District of the Mississippi Public Service Commission has instructed electric utilities in the state to investigate and develop policies to allow new cell phone towers to be placed on electric transmission towers. Presley said in  news release on Tuesday that such an arrangement could greatly improve cellular coverage in Mississippi while at the ...

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Engineering educator Keith officially named dean of MSU’s Bagley College

STARKVILLE. – A nationally recognized leader in engineering education, research and service will lead the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. Jason M. Keith, who has served as interim leader and Earnest W. and Mary Ann Deavenport Jr. chair since March 2014, will assume the duties of dean June 1. Keith was chosen after an extensive national search ...

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Southern Miss, Boeing strengthen partnership with new master agreement

The University of Southern Mississippi has fortified its long-term relationship with The Boeing Company by signing a new master agreement to serve as the technology incubator of next generation composite material systems. U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran joined Gov. Phil Bryant in making the announcement that Southern Miss and Mississippi State University had been selected by Boeing to ...

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