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Mississippi’s Abney elected as Chairman of the Board at UPS

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UPS has elected Mississippi native David P. Abney, UPS Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Abney succeeds Scott Davis as Chairman, who will retire from his position on the UPS Board effective as of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. Additionally, the Board of Directors created a new Lead Independent Director position, and today the independent directors ...

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Planters Bank hires Strawbridge

Ryan Strawbridge has joined Planters Bank as Vice President for Planters Bank in Greenwood. He received his undergraduate and his MBA from Delta State University and a graduate of the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit. He joins Planters Bank with 11 years of banking experience. Strawbridge was recently appointed to serve on the Mississippi Bankers Association’s lending committee. He is ...

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Total enrollment rises at Mississippi public universities

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Enrollment at Mississippi’s eight public universities has gone up this fall by the largest percentage since 2011, driven by growth at three of the system’s four largest universities. Total enrollment hit an all-time high of 81,132, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the College Board. Students flocked to Mississippi’s universities during the recession, trying to improve their job credentials. ...

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Opening of Grammy Museum delayed till after first of year

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MBJ staff/wire The planned Nov. 14-15 opening of Grammy Museum Mississippi has been delayed till after the first of the year. Lucy Janoush, president of the museum’s board of directors, said Thursday that the complexity of the highly sophisticated museum on the Delta State University campus forced the decision. “The exhibits are not going to be ready,” Janoush said. All ...

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Grammy Museum receives $100,000 from Entergy

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The Mississippi Grammy Museum has received a $100,000 gift from Entergy Mississippi to support the museum’s operations, education outreach and public programs, according to a news release. The Museum expects to see 15,000 to 20,000 students per year and 80 percent of its focus will be on education, according to Jane Marie Dawkins, manager of education and public programs for ...

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Court dismisses suit against DSU president

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CLEVELAND — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a faculty member at Delta State University. William “Bill” Hays sued the school in 2014 after his contract was not renewed as chairman of the Division of Languages and Literature. He now teaches English at Delta State. Hays argued he was removed from the chairmanship in violation of ...

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Fall exhibit of Marie Hull art is must-see

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The artists of Mississippi are real treasures, and none shines brighter than Marie Atkinson Hull. She is beloved by collectors, art students and Mississippians who enjoy her work. A major retrospective exhibition and a new book will honor Hull’s legacy. Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull will be on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art from Sept. 26 ...

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Sen. Wicker to keynote Delta Council’s 80th annual meeting

STONEVILLE — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, chair of the Armed Services Committee, will be the keynote speaker for the 80th Annual Meeting of Delta Council on the campus at 10:30 am, Friday, May 29. The gathering will be at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland. Wicker, who has represented Mississippi in the Senate since 2007, has championed issues such ...

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State press association denounces Delta State for eliminating journalism major, shuttering newspaper print product

JACKSON — The state newspaper association is condemning a plan that will eliminate journalism courses at Delta State University and shutter the school’s 83-year-old student newspaper print product. In a cover letter to the Mississippi Press Association says it sent to DSU President William LaForge dated April 13, MPA President Joel McNeece said the cuts are a “terrible and disheartening precedent” to set for ...

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