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MSU ranks fourth in U.S. academia for supercomputing power 

Mississippi State University is again among the nation’s elite in supercomputing power. MSU’s Orion supercomputer is the fourth most powerful academic data center in the U.S., according to rankings released this week by Top500.org. Orion is ranked at No. 68 on Top500’s list of the world’s most powerful computing systems. Managed by MSU’s High Performance Computing Collaboratory, Orion was installed on ...

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Mississippi surrenders Confederate symbol from state flag

Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. A broad coalition of lawmakers — Black and white, Democrat and Republican — voted Sunday for change as the state faced increasing pressure amid nationwide ...

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Vicksburg District announces annual Engineer’s Day Awards, honors exceptional personnel service

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 25. Employees were recognized with a variety of honorary individual and team awards, and the ceremony was broadcast to the district’s teleworking personnel via YouTube Live in order to maintain safe social distancing measures. “Engineer’s ...

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David Abney joins Northrop Grumman Board of Directors

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced it has elected David Abney to its board of directors. Abney, a Delta State University graduate, is the executive chairman of the UPS board of directors, and served as the chief executive officer of UPS from 2014 until May 2020. “David is an accomplished and respected business leader and is a great addition to ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Mandate masks to avoid another lock-down and school closures

Back in the day you could tell the bad guys by the masks they wore. How ironic that these days it seems to be the other way around. Those not wearing masks are becoming the bad guys. Back then the masked guys were outlaws. Maybe it’s time for today’s unmasked to be called outlaws too.  Time and again Gov. Tate ...

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US consumer spending up 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

American consumers increased their spending by a record 8.2% in May, partly erasing huge plunges the previous two months, against the backdrop of an economy that’s likely shrinking by its steepest pace on record this quarter. Last month’s rebound in consumer spending followed record spending drops of 6.6% in March and 12.6% in April, when the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, ...

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FRIDAY: Total cases now more than 25,000 as 550 new are reported with 6 new deaths

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 25,066 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 550 newly identified cases on Friday. This week’s daily average so far is nearly double the previous high for a one-week daily average. It is the 80th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with ...

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Sycamore Bank names Michael Webb President and Chief Operating Officer

The Board of Directors of Sycamore Bank in Senatobia has announced the addition of Mike Webb as President and Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors Member. Mike Webb joins Sycamore Bank with more than 33 years of banking experience. He was recognized as Mississippi’s youngest bank CEO in 2000, and most recently as CEO of North Community Bank of ...

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THURSDAY: Coronavirus cases surge to single-day record 1,092 as 5 more deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 24,516 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a single day high of 1,092 newly identified cases on Thursday. This week’s daily average so far is nearly double the previous high for a one-week daily average. It is the 79th consecutive day that the single-day total has been ...

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