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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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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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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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TODD SMITH — Jif or Gif, how do you pronounce it?

Call it the great Jif jaffe – or Gif gaffe! Go ahead, pronounce “GIF.”  OK, now pronounce “Jif.” If you used a “soft G” like in “jelly” to pronounce the popular peanut butter brand, you got it right. And if you went with a hard “G” like in “graphic” for those frequently shared looping videos, you got that right, too.   ...

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C SPIRE: Mississippi must require computer science classes

A telecommunications company is pushing Mississippi lawmakers to require schools to teach computer science classes. C Spire ran a TV ad during the Super Bowl with actors portraying economic development officials in other states thanking Mississippi for not requiring computer science. The ad says Mississippi is losing high-paying tech jobs to Georgia and other places. C Spire spokesman Dave Miller ...

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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 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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State’s 2019 top economic projects bring jobs, investments

As 2019 comes to a close, a look back reveals the state’s top economic development projects that are bringing jobs and investments to several counties. Among the top eight projects listed by the Mississippi Development Authority, 2,205 new jobs were created with an investment of $469.5 million. Locations in the state receiving these boosts include the counties of DeSoto, Lee, ...

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