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BILL CRAWFORD — Pathways for unmotivated people become useless pathways

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Pathways” is the popular word today for fixing broken, adolescent, and unsuccessful people.    Here are a few examples. At the federal level there are the Pathways out of Poverty Act, the National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention program, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Pathways courses. At the state level there are Governor Phil Bryant’s Mississippi Works Smart Start Career Pathway, the Mississippi ...

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JOSH MABUS — Swipe right or keep scrolling!? OMG! IDK!

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Think about the time in high school you had a crush on two people and couldn’t decide whom to ask to the prom. No? Maybe you were more like me. You couldn’t get up the nerve to ask someone out because you had to (gasp!) speak to him/her. Now imagine someone handing you an app and saying, “Here millions of ...

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JOSH MABUS — If you aren’t online, you don’t exist

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Have you ever had a friend tell you a story so outlandish you made them show you a picture before you would believe them? If you hunt or fish, you know exactly what I’m talking about. “You’ll never believe the size of this fish I caught!” “It was a 10 point, looking right at me.” You’re right, I won’t, so ...

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Cyberattack disrupts instruction at Oxford School District

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OXFORD — A cyberattack by an unknown hacker has forced a school district to shut down all of its servers. Multiple news outlets report the Oxford School District was the victim of a crypto-ransomware attack, which began early Sunday morning. The school district said in a news release that ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer and ...

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Gulf Coast reaching for fiber optic ring

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By LISA MONTI State and local officials are working to improve access to ultra-high-speed Internet service to residents, businesses and educational institutions along the Coast. Backers say a redundant and public fiber optic ring will help the coastal cities and counties  catch up with other cities and regions of the country and be more competitive in education, healthcare public safety and ...

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Windstream expands broadband in Mississippi

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JACKSON — Windstream Communications Inc. is getting $917,403 to expand and support broadband to about 5,520 of its rural customers in Mississippi. The money from the Connect America Fund will allow Windstream to deliver broadband at speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps uploads to 2,760 rural homes and businesses in Mississippi where the cost of ...

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Ultra-speed Internet could fast-track South Miss. economy

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BILOXI — The idea of ultra-fast broadband Internet service as an economic driver started with Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and is rapidly spreading across South Mississippi. Biloxi City Attorney Gerald Blessey said Tuesday that Coast mayors will meet soon to discuss the idea of creating a Mississippi Gulf Coast Fiber Ring that would provide Internet access to every home, ...

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Jackson qualifies two more areas for C Spire’s Home Internet technology initiative

JACKSON – Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in two more areas of Mississippi’s largest city this week – helping Jackson expand eligibility for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home Internet service and related SuperTM HD TV and home phone services. Jackson’s Highlands East-Meadowbrook Highlands-Fontaine and Country Club fiberhoods reached their pre-registration targets this week and ...

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JOSH MABUS: You are not too small to invest in the world wide web

The internet was a small niche of business management during its first few years of existence, especially in a place like Mississippi. It’s an everyday reality now. When web began to make its way into Mississippi businesses, I often heard things like, “What use does a feed store have for a website.” Those were the days when a phone book ...

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