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Engineer has enjoyed varied test career at Stennis Space Center

Skip Roberts has worked as an engineer at Stennis Space Center for 20 years, which means he has been involved with numerous propulsion test projects. That makes it understandably hard for him to point to a particular project or achievement as his proudest. “Each program comes with its own unique challenges to overcome,” said Roberts, a native of Thomasville, Georgia, ...

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Immigrant-turned-citizen has found her place at Stennis Space Center

Linh Lam understands firsthand how it feels to be in a minority and need to work to find a place to belong. Her life has been an ongoing story of facing – and overcoming – obstacles to find a place with NASA at Stennis Space Center. Lam considers Chauvin, Louisiana, her hometown. However, she only reached the Bayou State after ...

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C Spire announces store changes, due to COVID-19 concerns

C Spire announced on Tuesday the closing of some of its locations and changes to some of its store hours, due to concerns of COVID-19 coronavirus. These locations are closed until further notice: Bay St. Louis Brandon Byram Charleston Clarksdale Columbia Columbus Jackson (Deville) Greenwood Grenada Indianola Louisville Magee McComb Meadville Mobile – Airport Natchez Ocean Springs Oxford Pascagoula Philadelphia ...

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C Spire offering free wireless data for schools

C Spire is working with Mississippi schools to offer free wireless data for approved learning sites for K-12 students as they prep for school from home during this time, it was announced Monday. “During health emergencies, hurricanes, power outages and daily life, people depend on our wireless services,” said Brian Caraway, general manager of C Spire’s wireless division.  “We have ...

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Computer science education bill gains momentum, passes committee hurdle

A bill championed by C Spire that would give all 463,000 elementary, middle and high school students in Mississippi access to computer science curriculum passed a key legislative hurdle Tuesday with House Education Committee approval of HB 1165. The bill by Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, to bring computer science education to the state’s 884 public and charter K-12 schools ...

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Innovate Mississippi looks to expand regional alliances

» New year will bring creation of new seed fund for Innovate Mississippi By TED CARTER If the “Next Big Thing” is out there, it’s unlikely to be overlooked in a Mississippi that spent the last decade building ways to get good ideas to market. Mississippi enterprises focused on commercializing knowledge and innovation are venturing into a new decade with ...

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New creative, digital talent join Mad Genius

Award-winning agency Mad Genius has added new team members to the company’s growing creative and strategic arsenal. California copywriter and veteran ad man James Ninness has joined the firm and will serve as associate creative director. Nick Stafford, who brings nearly a decade of experience in sales, marketing analysis, and strategic promotions, is Mad Genius’ new digital marketing director. With ...

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AGJ recognized on CRN’s 2020 MSP500 list 

AGJ Systems & Networks announced recently that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named AGJ to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on investments for their customers. AGJ uses technologies that ...

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Mississippi attorney general to lead cybersecurity panel

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch says she will work to strengthen the security of computers and other electronic devices used by state government employees. Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday that he is appointing Fitch to lead a cybersecurity task force. Fitch said that systems are threatened not only by other countries but also by “dangerous pranksters.” Fitch and Reeves are ...

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Gulf Coast transplant finds ‘dream’ work at Stennis Space Center

Dorothy Brown readily acknowledges that she loves a challenge. The fact that she is continuing to build on a two-decade career of work at Stennis Space Center is clear evidence of her determination to overcome. Twenty years ago, Brown was married and newly arrived to the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, looking for a place to work. She was quickly told ...

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