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Mississippi could get piece of $20B rural broadband fund

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Some 231,000 rural locations Mississippi could dip into a $20 billion pot for broadband access. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced this week initial estimates of how many homes and businesses in each state could benefit from Phase I of the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. A total of about 6 million ...

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New Tenax Aerospace president impressed with Mississippi

By SUSAN MARQUEZ In the heart of Madison, there is a company that takes great pride in designing and executing cost-effective, customize special mission aviation programs that are unmatched in their quality, performance and scale. Tenax Aerospace works with government agencies and the private sector to procure, modify, maintain and manage aircraft. “We don’t fly people,” says Jason Dean, Tenax ...

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Mississippi Coding Academies producing graduates whose talents are in big demand

By BECKY GILLETTE Far too many Americans end up with staggering amounts of college debt for a degree that might not allow them to find a good job. One in four Americans has student loan debt owing an average of $37,172. An alternative path is the Mississippi Coding Academies, a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2017 that provides a free 11-month ...

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Moon river: Rocket part ferried on the mighty Mississippi

With a brass band playing and a parade of workers sporting Mardi Gras beads, a huge component of a new rocket system was wheeled slowly from a New Orleans spacecraft factory on Wednesday to a barge that will float it up the Mississippi River for testing. The recently completed “core stage” of NASA’s Space Launch System, which dwarfed the hundreds ...

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LEC names Walker director of sales

LEC has announced that Scott Walker will serve as the Company’s new Director of Sales. Walker brings 20-plus years of sales, marketing and business development experience to LEC, where he will be responsible for managing day-to-day sales endeavors and ensuring success with LEC’s Channel Partner Network. Prior to joining LEC, Walker served as VP of Business Development for a technology ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Can civic education save democracy from social media?

As two of the three branches of government become more and more politicized, the posture of the third will play a crucial role in how our federal government works. The two politicized branches, of course, are the executive and legislative. The third, and supposed to always rise above politics, is the judicial branch. Last week, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice ...

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Touco Direct announces new software platform, WPClover

Touco Direct announced WPClover, a new software platform designed to disrupt WordPress development agencies. WPClover is an all-in-one bundled service that offers development, hosting, and maintenance for WordPress website users and gives them access to expert software developers for an affordable monthly fee. WordPress users can realize design and development without high upfront software development costs. “Business owners shouldn’t have ...

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At Stennis Space Center, Angelica Baker has one of the coolest jobs in NASA

When Angelica Baker was young, her mother took her to a local library for preschool storytime. On that day, the library was hosting a NASA astronaut, who spoke to the children about space and even helped them try on a space suit. “I’ve wanted to be an astronaut ever since,” said Baker, who hails from Canton, Georgia. Now a resident ...

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Juan Rodriguez inspired to be part of NASA greatness

Juan E. Rodriguez is easily moved by events and situations. He feels chills every time singers hit the high notes of the national anthem. So, it is natural that his earliest space-related memory, the space shuttle Challenger tragedy in 1986, would make an impression on a young Rodriguez. “I recognized the impact that space and space travel had on the ...

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