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#justsayin takes a look at Amazon

This week, Ford Williams highlights the short-lived and one day reign of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, as the richest man in the world. Ford’s cartoon series, #justsayin, is in its second year of publication.  The irregular and slightly irreverent cartoon series reflects the world views of a Generation Z cartoonist.  In the series, Ford has caricatured Obama, Hillary, Trump, ...

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Analysis: Stump speaking not as zippy in political off-year

The Neshoba County Fair can be one of the best places to see old-fashioned political stump speaking in Mississippi. But with no statewide or federal elections in 2017, this was a lackluster year for speeches. The only zingers were delivered in back-to-back appearances last week by two men who might be the top contenders for governor in 2019, should they ...

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TRENT KELLY: Good customer service is important

Good customer service and the federal government are rarely phrases that are used together. Navigating the bureaucracy of the federal government can be difficult and even frustrating. Our team located across five offices in Northeast Mississippi – Columbus, Eupora, Farmington, Hernando, and Tupelo – are here to assist you. Our constituent services are as varied as the people who make ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: Escape rooms are sweeping the nation

  Kimberly wasn’t so sure she wanted to participate in the so-called Collaborate Problem Solving Activity that was on the agenda at the conference she was attending. “I hear they lock you in a room with other people and the group has to solve some kind of puzzle to get out.” “Oh, don’t worry,” someone said. “It’s a lot of ...

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JACK WEATHERLY: Encyclopedia of Mississippi: it’s about all of us

Before the Internet, I was notorious at my house for interrupting a family discussion at the dinner table to check something in the encyclopedia. Our kids would groan: “Oh no, not the encyclopedia.” It was an occupational hazard from working for years on news desks. No longer. We’ve got the World Wide Web. But not everything is on the web. ...

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TODD SMITH: The state of local TV news continues to diminish

Local television news has shed audience over the past decade, including this past year in most timeslots according to a new Pew Research Center study. Even with these viewership losses, local TV news still garners more viewers on average than cable and network news programs. However, for election news in particular – a big part of last year’s news agenda ...

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#justisayin takes a look at Freeze and Ole Miss

This week, Ford Williams highlights the unexpected resignation of Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze. Ford’s cartoon series, #justsayin, is in its second year of publication.  The irregular and slightly irreverent cartoon series reflects the world views of a Generation Z cartoonist.  In the series, Ford has caricatured Obama, Hillary, Trump, Dak, Lil’ Wayne, Samsung, Gov. Bryant, HB 1523, Ole ...

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Analysis: Agency trying to clip its own bureaucratic backlog

A Mississippi agency that many people describe as a bureaucratic nightmare is getting a long-needed makeover. The state Board of Cosmetology recently hired a new executive director who is working to clear up a backlog of licensing problems. Technology workers have also finished the agency’s conversion to a new computer system to handle licensing applications for people who earn a ...

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