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BEN WILLIAMS — Justice Scalia’s last stop in Mississippi

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia, a sedulous conservative jurist, passed away on February 13, 2016.  As a recipient of appointments from Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, he served as a federal employee for 40 years, the last 10,732 days on the nation’s top court. While Scalia’s easily cartoon-caricatured physique bolstered his notoriety, it was the life-tenured Article ...

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UM’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship declared nation’s Best Emerging Program

By TED CARTER Ole Miss football isn’t the university’s only up-and-comer on the national stage. While Hugh Freeze and his coaching crew have instilled the kind of excellence that gave the football team victories in consecutive years over the likes of the Alabama Crimson Tide, mentors at the University of Mississippi Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship have excelled at helping students ...

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Telehealth network’s Southeastern expansion means more jobs, services

By BECKY GILLETTE The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Center for Telehealth and Intel-GE Care Innovations has had such success providing the Diabetes Health Telehealth Network that it is being expanded to serve those with other chronic diseases and those underserved across the Southeast. “UMMC’s Center for Telehealth has a history of creating sustainable telehealth models by providing high quality health ...

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Jeb Bush to tailgate at Egg Bowl

STARKVILLE — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to socialize with college football fans in Mississippi this weekend. The Bush campaign says the former Florida governor on Saturday will be in the tailgating area on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville. He plans to meet people before the Egg Bowl, Mississippi State’s big rivalry game with the University of ...

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Co-working ‘community’ concept coming to Fondren’s Duling Hall

By TED CARTER One really can be the loneliest number if you’re starting a business, especially an innovative one that can succeed only by making inroads into unexplored technological applications. That is an assumption Jackson attorney and entrepreneur Christopher Lomax is making with his Mantle Co-Working, a refuge in Fondren for start-up and established small business owners who can benefit from ...

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Ole Miss grad making the grade with portable dog kennel

By TED CARTER Sometimes your best business idea is sitting right behind you. Addison Edmonds discovered that as he drove his pickup truck with his British chocolate lab Gunner in the back. Was Gunner really safe back there in the truck bed, enclosed in a flimsy portable kennel he’d bought for him? Hardly, decided Edmonds, a 2005 University of Mississippi business ...

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Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi quietly removed the state flag with its Confederate battle emblem from its place of honor on campus Monday morning after students and faculty called it a divisive symbol that undermines efforts to promote diversity, tolerance and respect. Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks waited until after the brief ceremony was over to announce that he had ordered ...

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Ole Miss chancellor candidate points to planning as strength

OXFORD — Jeffrey Vitter, named as trustees’ top pick to become the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi, says the problem solving of computer science informs his approach as a university administrator. As provost at the University of Kansas, Vitter says his top achievement is a strategic plan that brought a core curriculum to the university and advanced scientific ...

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