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THE SPIN CYCLE: How Facebook’s new publishing deal with major media could impact public relations

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Last week, we discussed how the new Facebook deal allowing major national media to publish directly to the news feed is impacting the news biz? if you’re a fan of the New York Times, National Geographic, Buzzfeed and NBC News, among others, you will be able to read your favorite articles without leaving Facebook. Welcome, Instant Articles. In the past, ...

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JOSH MABUS: I’d rather be a follower than a coward

Books, blogs, speakers, preachers and everyone else with a platform have spent the better part of the last decade comparing leaders to followers. Has this trope gotten old yet? The message is clear: if you’re not leading, you’re following. If you’re following, you’re losing. We’ve demonized the role of the follower and created a mad rush toward lead-ership roles. Just ...

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BOOKBIZ: Do we contain the seeds of morality at birth?

» Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil    
By Paul Bloom 
Published by Broadway Books    
$15.00 softback

Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? Do we develop our morality from our specific culture or religious teachings, or are there some universal facets to it that all of us, as humans, possess? And what do we even mean by the word “morality?” How can we define it in way that everyone can relate to when ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 5: Following the Trail to Madison County

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Monday, March 2 Jackson, Mississippi Jack Boulder took the Canton exit off Interstate 55 and drove toward the travel center where Bobby Gates said he delivered the package during the dark ...

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Mississippi Secretary of State fines Oxford House

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JACKSON — The secretary of state’s office has ordered a Maryland-based organization that finds homes for recovering alcoholics and former drug addicts to stop soliciting donations in Mississippi. Oxford House Inc. is based in a Silver Spring, Maryland. It operates about 15 group homes in Mississippi. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the secretary of state’s office levied a $1,000 fine to ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MDOC’s recommended award for new inmate health services contract not a money-saver

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  An April 27, 2015 article in the online version of the Mississippi Business Journal announced the Mississippi Department of Correction’s (“DOC’s”) selection of Centurion of Mississippi, LLC as its new inmate health care vendor. The new contract combines State-operated and privately run prisons under a single contract starting July 1. The article went on to state that Mississippi could ...

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Emerald Home Furnishings plans furniture plant in New Albany

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NEW ALBANY — Emerald Home Furnishings announced Wednesday that it will open an upholstered furniture factory in New Albany, investing more than $2 million and hiring 150 workers. The company, based in Seattle, Washington, will move into a building formerly occupied by furniture component manufacturer Hickory Springs, which closed its New Albany plant in June 2012. Federal, state and local ...

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Inequality in cost of attendance has some worried in SEC

FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban discusses the NCAA college football team's spring practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The increase in the value of a scholarship to cover cost of attendance varies from school to school. That worries some coaches who believe it could be used as a recruiting advantage and football coaches in the Southeastern Conference have been particularly vocal about their concerns.  (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt, File)

DESTIN, Fla. — The cost of attendance boost to an athletic scholarship is about to become a reality and some coaches are uncomfortable with the new economic reality of college sports: Athletes will be able to get more at some schools than at others. In the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee and Auburn will be giving their athletes about $5,500 more on ...

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State trade mission to Central Europe

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JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Central Europe on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. MDA officials say in a news release that the trip will include visits with business leaders from Poland and the Czech Republic. Talks will be with prospects in information technology, electrical power systems, ...

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