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DAVID DALLAS — Investing in our football future

Before this column goes to print, Mississippi State and Ole Miss will both have played in major bowls – the Orange and the Peach. State and Ole Miss fans are counting on this season’s success leading to greater opportunities in the coming years: SEC Titles, College Football Playoffs and National Championships. In their delirium, the Rebel Nation has already signed ...

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MSU's Keenum chosen for SEC commissioner search committee

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has been named to a committee that will search for a new commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Commissioner Mike Slive announced last week he will retire from the post next July, after 13 years in that position. Others on the search committee are David Gearhart, chancellor of the University of Arkansas; Judith ...

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Ashley N. Wicks named commissioner

Butler Snow attorney Ashley N. Wicks has been named the minority-at-large member of the board of commissioners of The Mississippi Bar. Wicks is a member of Butler Snow’s business services group and the public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group. She focuses her practice on public finance, state and local taxation and tax and estates. Wicks earned a bachelor’s ...

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Firm welcomes Shepherd

C. Gavin Shepherd has joined Rushing & Guice, PLLC as an associate. Shepherd is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law where he served as a staff member on the Tennessee Law Review and was a certificate of academic excellence recipient. Prior to law school, he was employed as a contract specialist for the United States Defense ...

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Bama's Saban has 'tremendous respect' for radio host Finebaum

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban has had his moments of frustration with the media over the years, but during Wednesday’s weekly SEC conference call, he opened up about his relationship with radio host Paul Finebaum. “I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for Paul … I think he’ll do a fantastic job for the network,” Saban said ...

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State submits proposal for drone-testing site

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where drones would be tested. If approved, the facility could become one of only a half-dozen sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for research involving unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones, the news site Al.com reported. Alabama and ...

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Delta Leadership Institute graduates new Executive Academy class

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Seven community leaders from Mississippi have successfully completed the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a leadership development program for regional leaders sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority and administered by The University of Alabama. •           Abe Hudson – Delta State University – Cleveland, MS •           Angela Hutchins – Adams County Board of Supervisors – Natchez, MS ...

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#NCAA bans Twitter hashtags on the field

The NCAA has apparently weighed in on the use of Twitter hashtags on college athletic fields. The organization’s decision to ban the use of hashtags (ie: #NCAA) is a strike against social media, school pride and athletic departments everywhere from the University of Alabama to Southern Maine Community College (#SeaWolves). MBJ looked at this phenomenon last October in the middle of Mississippi ...

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Veteran journalist Frank Brown joins staff of MBJ

Frank Brown started at the Mississippi Business Journal Oct. 2, coming from the Huntsville Times in Alabama, where he had served an online editor and page designer since 2005. Before that, Brown served as the executive editor of the Delta Democrat Times in Greenville. He spent 20 years at the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson before his time at the DDT. Brown ...

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