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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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ALAN TURNER — Mississippi newspapers are a vital part of our state and its communities

To paraphrase what Mark Twain once famously said upon reading the news of his demise: the news of newspapers’ death has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, Mississippi’s newspapers are generally doing quite well, thank you.  Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with several folks who are in the know about Mississippi newspapers.  Layne Bruce is the executive director of ...

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 25 awards in MPA newspaper contest; 5 more at APME

The Mississippi Business Journal won 25 awards, including seven first place awards and finished first in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in New Orleans at the Loew’s Hotel as part of the joint convention with the Louisiana Press Association. The MBJ won five more awards, including three first place at the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Awards earlier in the day. ...

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Bill would make only 1 hospital follow open-meetings act

JACKSON — Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill that passed a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 2407 was prompted by massive problems with the employee pension plan at Singing River Hospital in Jackson County, and that’s the only hospital remaining ...

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MBJ wins 14 awards in MPA newspaper contest

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including eight first place awards and finished second in General Excellence Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest at the IP Biloxi Resort and Casino. The MBJ competed in the Weekly Division B category along with other mid-size weeklies. Contest entries were from newspapers in Mississippi for work published in 2013. Staff writer ...

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Bryant signs new public records legislation

JACKSON — A new Mississippi law could decrease the amount of money people pay to obtain public records. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 928 yesterday, and it becomes law July 1. It says that when a person requests government records, a board or agency can only require reimbursement of costs incurred by the lowest-level employee competent to fulfill the ...

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Hood, groups petitioning for change in open records law enforcement

GREENWOOD — Mississippi Ethics Commission director Tom Hood and good government groups are asking the Legislature to give the agency more authority to enforce the state’s Public Records Act. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Hood told a local civic club that while his agency can encourage public bodies to follow the law when it comes to providing records, it can ...

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Neshoba Democrat publisher Jim Prince makes history

The Neshoba Democrat publisher James. E. “Jim” Prince III was recently re-elected president of the Mississippi Press Association. Prince will serve a second one-year term as president of the state newspaper association and its advertising services subsidiary. He becomes the first publisher to serve back-to-back terms in 23 years. Prince is president of Prince Newspaper Holdings Inc., which also publishes ...

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 total awards at MPA newspaper convention

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including the General Excellence award during the weekend in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Award convention at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi. It was the second time in three years the MBJ has won the General Excellence award. Staff writer Ted Carter won a first place in the  prized Investigative Journalism category for his ...

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MBJ wins General Excellence, 14 awards at MPA newspaper convention

The Mississippi Business Journal won 14 awards, including the General Excellence award during the weekend in the Mississippi Press Association Better Newspaper Award convention at The Beau Rivage in Biloxi. It was the second time in three years the MBJ has won the General Excellence award. Staff writer Ted Carter won a first place in the  prized Investigative Journalism category for his ...

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