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REILY: Finely textured beef the fault of the media? MSU researcher cannot be serious

A story released by Mississippi State University blames the media for the shadow cast over lean, finely textured beef, which has been more commonly referred to as pink slime. An MSU meat scientist, Byron Williams, describes recent media reports as “irresponsible journalism that casts a shadow over established practices that he contends make certain ground beef products healthier and safer.” ...

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C Spire opens prototype facility in Starkville; Clinton is next

C Spire today announced the grand opening of its new 3,000 square foot prototype retail store in Starkville. The new store, located at 337 Highway 12 West in Starkville, features C Spire’s latest open floor plan design, wireless devices, feature and smart phones and accessories, as well as the company’s industry-leading personalization program, which gives customers apps and content that ...

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NASA administrator: Stennis to play 'key role' in future space programs

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has expressed his readiness to work with his Senate colleagues and NASA officials to advance the new Space Launch System and the heavy-lift rocket engine tests the program will require. At a hearing this week to review the FY2013 budget request for NASA, Cochran encouraged NASA administrator Charles Bolden to provide Congress with ...

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Minority Business Expo at Stennis Space Center is March 29

The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) will host a Minority Business Expo at Stennis Space Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29. Organizers are looking for companies to exhibit at the expo. Table-top stations will be provided for those wishing to display their products and informational materials on their services. Space is limited and will be assigned on ...

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WILLOUGHBY: C Spire's Hankins adapts style to business

Leadership theories tend to come and go like fads. However, one of the most enduring leadership concepts has been situational leadership. The Situational Leadership Theory was created in 1969 by Dr. Paul Hersey, the author of “The Situational Leader” and Ken Blanchard, the author of the international best seller “The One Minute Manager.” The theory was first published in Management ...

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Saving on travel expenses via technology — Solutions better, easier, cheaper

What does Iran have to do with Mississippi? Controversy over the country’s nuclear program has caused oil prices to rise again. When oil prices spike, gasoline prices do, too, and that means higher travel expenses for businesses nationwide. Mississippi businesses are increasingly saving on travel costs by embracing web and video conferencing technologies. They are also saving hours that would ...

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Two return to Megagate

Megagate Broadband recently expanded its regional sales team with the addition of Diana Myrick of Gulfport as account executive for the Gulf Coast Region. Myrick previously worked at Megagate Broadband, formerly known as Cellular One, as a sales executive for five years. She left Cellular One in 2003 to open Pasta’s Restaurant in Laurel with her husband, David Myrick. They ...

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PSC reaches 'No-Call' settlement; fines other telemarketers

JACKSON — Chairman of the Public Service Commission Leonard Bentz reports the Public Service Commission has reached a settlement with two companies for alleged violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law, issued more fines for No-Call violations for another company and issued other fines for yet another company for failures. Bentz issued fines totaling $100,000 for BLC Management, LLC (a/k/a Angles ...

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PSC commissioners voice strong opposition to 'AT&T Bill'

JACKSON — Public Service Commission chairman Leonard Bentz and Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley have voiced opposition to House Bill 825, which they say would remove all oversight the Mississippi Public Service Commission has over AT&T. “This bill is a corporate wish list that gives AT&T the permission to run over and take advantage of every single customer ...

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C Spire promotes three

C Spire Wireless recently announced promotions of three directors. Eric Hollingsworth, senior manager of network operations, has been appointed director of network operations. Hollingsworth is responsible for maintaining all C Spire cell sites and managing major technical projects. Ben Moncrief, public policy manager, has been appointed director of government relations. Moncrief will be responsible for managing all of the company’s ...

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