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Judge mulling newspaper's public records lawsuit involving MDMR

BILOXI — A Harrison County judge is reviewing legal arguments and will rule later on a Gulf Coast newspaper’s lawsuit to get access to more records from an audit of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The Sun Herald reports the MDMR and the state auditor’s office went before Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel for a hearing Wednesday. The Sun Herald ...

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Newspaper headed to court over opening of MDMR records

BILOXI — A Gulf Coast newspaper will be in court Wednesday for a hearing on its request to get access to more records from an audit of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The Sun Herald sued the agency and State Auditor Stacey Pickering in January seeking MDMR spending records. The Sun Herald requested records of the MDMR’s Katrina relief ...

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Journal Inc. buys New Albany Gazette for undisclosed sum

NEW ALBANY — The Associated Press reports that Journal Inc., owner of The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has bought the twice-weekly New Albany Gazette in Union County. The sale closed this past week. It was announced in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Journal. The Gazette had been owned for 34 years by Landmark Community Newspapers, based in Shelbyville, Ky. Tupelo-based ...

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Travel writers, photographers to crisscross Mississippi's Gulf Coast

Tourism officials on the Mississippi Coast have spent the last year preparing to host the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers annual conference Oct. 20-25 in Biloxi. Now they’re in the final stages of fine tuning a complex schedule of events to showcase everything the area has to offer its visitors. More than 300 travel writers and photographers will take ...

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State's longest-running TV news program gets new time slots

An iconic local television news program that is still airing after five decades is moving to a new time. Farmweek, the state’s oldest and only locally produced agricultural television news show, has moved to Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Mondays at 6 a.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. The show also can be seen on the nationwide satellite and cable TV ...

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Brittany Bell joins WAPT-16 weather team

16 WAPT has added meteorologist Brittany Bell as the station’s weekend evening weather expert. Bell, a Mississippi State University alumna who graduated in three years with a 4.0 GPA, joins 16 WAPT from sister station KHBS/KHOG in Ft. Smith/Rogers, Ark.  

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Bomgar makes 'Software 500' for fourth consecutive year

JACKSON — Bomgar has again earned a No. 362 ranking in Software Magazine’s 2013 Software 500. The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and service suppliers, targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Bomgar was also recognized for the largest percentage revenue growth ...

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After 150-plus years, newspaper ceasing publication with merger

SARDIS — After more than 150 years in business, The Southern Reporter will cease publication at the end of September. The Sardis-based newspaper will put out a final edition on Sept. 26 and merge with The Panolian. “This was a difficult decision, we appreciate all of our loyal subscribers and advertisers during the last 15 years,” Reporter editor David Howell said ...

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Coast newspaper sues DMR, Pickering over records request

GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast newspaper has sued the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and state Auditor Stacey Pickering to get access to more records from an audit of the agency. The Sun Herald reports that it filed suit yesterday in Harrison County Chancery Court, seeking to require the MDMR and Pickering to make the records available for review and ...

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PBS: Acting like a network as well as service

NEW YORK — Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars and pickers. People at public television may not want to watch you, but they are happy to see you. When Discovery, The Learning Channel, History, Bravo, A&E and similar networks ...

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