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Furloughs, cuts part of budget OKd by Jackson council


JACKSON — Jackson’s City Council has approved a budget that includes furloughs for most city employees. WAPT-TV reports that the vote Thursday was 5-2 in favor of the $381.6 million budget. The revised budget from Mayor Tony Yarber also included departmental cuts, a spending moratorium and hiring freezes, which he said were necessary to make up a $15 million deficit. ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Apple Core, Baltimore

Protesters chant in front of police Monday, May 4, 2015, in Baltimore. Lt. Col. Melvin Russell said police pursued a man who was spotted on surveillance cameras and appeared to be armed with a handgun. Police said the man was taken into custody after a brief chase, during which a gunshot was heard. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Baltimore has always been a favorite city of mine. When I was working and living in D.C., Baltimore was always a nice getaway. I spent some great summer weekends at old Memorial Stadium before it closed and Camden Yards right when it opened. I hung out in great little neighborhoods and wonderful, tiny, family-run restaurants. I had friends who were ...

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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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WAPT welcomes Aaron Vogel

Aaron Vogel has been named assistant news director at 16 WAPT-TV. Vogel comes to Jackson from Knoxville, Tenn., where he was executive producer at CBS Affiliate WVLT. Before that, he was in news management in Savannah, Ga., and worked as a news producer in Jackson, Tenn. In 2010, Vogel’s team won an Emmy for “Best Newscast” in the same category ...

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WAPT-TV wins Best Newscast for second consecutive year

JACKSON, Mississippi — WAPT-TV was awarded a regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It’s the second year in a row 16 WAPT News has won the Emmy for Best Newscast, and the fourth Emmy Award ever won by 16 WAPT News, capping off a big year of awards for the station. ...

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Miscommunication costly

One of the often overlooked critical success factors in a business is good communication. Management guru Peter Drucker noted, “Management is about human beings. Every enterprise is composed of people with different skills and knowledge doing many kinds of different work. It must be built on communication and on individual responsibility.” Given the growing complexity of work environments, it is ...

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The end of free television?

Local news stations aren’t concerned When Comcast, the largest cable television company in the U.S., bought a controlling stake in NBC Universal in December, the industry was set abuzz by speculation that the cable giant would eventually move to replace the traditional free network model with a paid model used by cable channels. Such a move would essentially put an ...

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