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Miss. newsman Jack Elliott retiring after 31 years with AP

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  JACKSON — Longtime Mississippi journalist Jack Elliott Jr. is retiring after more than three decades at The Associated Press. The 66-year-old Elliott has covered politics, court cases, executions, natural disasters and a wide variety of other news stories. His final day at the AP is Monday. “Jack has been a strong, guiding hand in the Jackson bureau and served ...

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Bruce publisher elected president of Mississippi Press Association

BILOXI – The publisher of The Calhoun County Journal in Bruce was elected the 142nd president of the Mississippi Press Association during the newspaper trade group’s annual meeting on the gulf coast.  Joel McNeece, 44, will serve as president of MPA and Mississippi Press Services, Inc., an affiliated advertising and marketing service. McNeece and his wife, Lisa, and sister-in-law, Celia ...

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Former editor the Winston County Journal in Louisville, Juanita McCown Hight, dies

Juanita McCown Hight, former editor the Winston County Journal in Louisville, has died. She was born in Winston County near Plattsburg and was a 1934 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor of science in home economics. Hight began her career as a teacher. The Hight family formerly owned the Winston County Journal. She joined its staff ...

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ABC news anchor Byron Pitts, Nielsen VP to deliver JSU commencement addresses

A national news anchor and a vice president for a global provider of consumer information will address Jackson State University graduates during commencement exercises scheduled May 2-3. ABC News Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts will address undergraduates during the ceremony on Saturday, May 3. Pitts was named ABC news anchor and chief national correspondent in April 2013. He ...

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Former Winston County Journal editor dies

Juanita McCown Hight, former editor the Winston County Journal in Louisville, died April 16, 2014. She was born in Winston County near Plattsburg and was a 1934 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor of science in Home Economics. Hight began her career as a teacher. She married William H. Hight in 1940. The Hight family formerly ...

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35 years and still printing — Mississippi Business Journal working on fourth decade in business

In August 1979, a new business-focused, statewide newspaper hit the newsstand for the first time. Dubbed the Mississippi Business Journal, that first issue dealt with transportation issues, oil and gas exploration and the upcoming gubernatorial election as well as offering people in the news, business briefs, editorials and more. The frequency of the publication would evolve from monthly to weekly, ...

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Restoration of one of USM's original facilities almost complete

HATTIESBURG — Work to restore one of the original structures on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus to its former glory is in the final stages. College Hall, built in 1912, will re-open during the spring 2013 semester and serve as home to its new occupant, the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Campus radio station WUSM-FM and The ...

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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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