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Norman to lead MPA

Don Norman, publisher of the Starkville Daily News, was recently elected president of the Mississippi Press Association and Mississippi Press Services during its 150th annual convention. Norman, 69, has been publisher of the newspaper since 2000. He is a native of Natchez. He began his career in advertising at The Natchez Democrat, and later served as general manager and vice ...

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Tougher penalty proposed for Miss. secret meetings

MICHAEL NEWSOM The Sun Herald Several lawmakers are pushing big changes to Mississippi’s open meetings law again this year — legislation a House committee chairman killed with a last-minute maneuver in 2010. Higher fines, as well as proposals to make officials pay instead of taxpayers when there’s a violation, died last year. Opponents said they worried about the financial burdens ...

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USM school names Hall inductees

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) hosted its fourth-annual symposium Nov. 18, which included the induction of 10 distinguished journalists into the Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame. Three prominent Mississippi journalists will be inducted posthumously: Frank Buckley, former chair of the Southern Miss journalism department; Ace Cleveland, longtime university sports information director; ...

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Russ faces uphill challenge in Natchez

With outlook grim, economic development vet comes home to change chemistry Chandler Russ grew up in Natchez, went to the University of Southern Mississippi and has since built an economic development career that has taken him to almost every part of Mississippi and into Arkansas. He’s about to go back home. On Nov. 1, Russ will become the first director ...

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