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Tupelo-based Hyperion Technology expanding into AI

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Sensor and signal processing company Hyperion Technology Group has expanded into artificial intelligence and machine learning research and applications with a new division. According to Hyperion Technology Group CEO Geoff Carter, the new division’s focus on elite AI research and development creates new possibilities for the company’s customers’ missions. “Recent advances in AI and ...

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Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison

Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his first State of the State address. At least 12 inmates have died in Mississippi prisons since late December — most of them at ...

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New hotel set for February opening in D’Iberville

The new Hampton Inn & Suites in D’Iberville has a target opening date of Feb. 20, when it will unveil the newest design of the popular Hilton brand to the city. The four story, 89 room property in the Promenade Shopping Center is steps away from another Hilton hotel, the Home 2 Suites, which has been open for seven years. ...

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Tate’s State of the State will be his first

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is giving his first State of the State address on Monday, less than two weeks after he was inaugurated. Governors generally use the State of the State to discuss the economy and to outline goals for the legislative session. The speech is set for 5 p.m. Monday at the state Capitol, and it will be carried ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — How to keep your meetings flowing

Dear Phil: Your column about the role of business elicited quite a bit of commentary in our organization. Would you be kind enough to expound a little further and perhaps suggest a format for discussing the issue, especially at a staff meeting? Bob M., Ridgeland Dear Phil: Do you have any suggestions about productive staff meetings? We don’t want to ...

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ANALYSIS: Leadership team will shape the lawmaking process

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has completed one of his most consequential tasks of the four-year legislative term — choosing House committee members and leaders. The assignments were announced Thursday. They are crucial because committees get the first shot at deciding which policy proposals live or die. A chairman can quietly kill a bill by deciding not to bring it ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Will there really be a “coming together” in Jackson this year?

In his inauguration speech new Gov. Tate Reeves promised, “This will be an administration for all Mississippi,” as reported by the Clarion-Ledger. “Governing is about coming together,” he said and proclaimed a new motto for his first term, “For. All. Mississippi.“ Faced with his first crisis as governor – prison rioting, deaths, and deplorable conditions – Reeves appeared to be ...

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UPDATE: Sun-n-Sand motel gets ‘stay’ of demolition

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Heritage Trust says it has gotten a “stay” of demolition of the Sun-n-Sand Motel in downtown Jackson. The historic structure was bought in early 2019 by the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, which has plans to raze the building and increase parking space for government workers. But the Heritage Trust rallied support for saving ...

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Lewis named Waste Pro 40 Under 40 honoree

Waste Pro’s Jackson Division Manager, Stormy Lewis, has received a prestigious Waste360 40 Under 40 Award, a national award that honors the next generation of leaders in the waste and recycling industry. Lewis joined Waste Pro’s Hattiesburg Division as a customer service representative in 2013 while earning her degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Upon graduating, she transitioned into ...

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Tucker joins UMMC as Obstetrics-Gynecology chair

Dr. J. Martin Tucker, a University of Mississippi Medical Center community and affiliate faculty member for nearly 30 years, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Tucker, formerly a partner at Jackson Healthcare for Women, is board-certified in both obstetrics-gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. He has been active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, serving ...

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