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Lewis named one of Mississippi’s most influential African Americans

Carla Lewis, chief technology officer for C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has been named one of the Magnolia State’s most influential African Americans by the Our Mississippi Honors organization. Lewis was honored Aug. 23 along with 24 other African American business, education, government and community leaders, including Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, U.S. District Court Judge ...

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C Spire fellowship program at iconic Nokia Bell Labs enters third year

Two C Spire employees will be leaving in September for a three-month rotational assignment at Nokia Bell Labs, the world-renowned research organization in information technology and communications, as part of a joint fellowship program between the companies and two of Mississippi’s leading universities. The C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship Program, now in its third year, offers college students majoring in ...

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Hunting deer? There's an app for that

STARKVILLE — Deer hunters can take wildlife biologists’ expertise with them to the woods this season by downloading free apps from Mississippi State University. Three smartphone apps were developed by experts with the MSU Deer Lab, a collaborative effort of the MSU Extension Service and MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center. “We tried to address a variety of deer-related issues ...

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Bi-Lo now supporting Apple Pay option at all Southeastern stores

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Jacksonville, Florida-based Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is now suporting Apple Pay across its entire southeastern footprint. “Customers want a shopping experience that is convenient, easy and secure, which is why we’re so pleased to announce support for Apple Pay,” said Bert DuMars, vice president, digital marketing at Bi-Lo Holdings. “Bi-Lo ...

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Ihrig elevated to VP of corporate communications at Southern Co.

ATLANTA — Southern Company has made two changes to the company’s executive management team. Bryan D. Anderson, vice president of governmental affairs for Southern Company, has been elevated to senior vice president of governmental affairs. In this role, Anderson will continue managing Southern Company’s Washington, D.C., office and directing the company’s political, policy and regulatory activities. His new role takes effect ...

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Fourth neighborhood in Starkville qualifies for C Spire's 1 Gdps service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fourth area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital HD TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Hiwassee fiberhood, which extends from the city center to the northern edge, reached its ...

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C Spire wins national award, cash prize for marketing analytics

RIDGELAND — C Spire has won a national award and a $50,000 cash prize for marketing analytics leadership from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The Ridgeland-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company was selected for the award by a seven-member panel of judges over two California-based finalists — business communications service provider Citrix and Intel, a global semiconductor manufacturer. ...

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C Spire completes acquisition of MegaGate Broadband

RIDGELAND — C Spire says it has completed the acquisition of MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of phone and Internet services to businesses. Terms were not disclosed. Based in Hattiesburg, MegaGate, founded in 1990, serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider. As part of the merger announced in June, ...

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C Spire completes acquisition of MegaGate Broadband

RIDGELAND — C Spire announced today that it has completed the acquisition of MegaGate Broadband, a regional provider of phone and Internet services to businesses. Based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, MegaGate, founded in 1990, serves most Mississippi business markets as a competitive local exchange telecommunications provider and as an Internet service provider. As part of the merger announced in June, MegaGate customers ...

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C Spire now offering new Blast Motion technology for athletes

RIDGELAND — C Spire and Blast Motion are offering a new motion detection and smart video capture technology for athletes at all levels to track vital sports metrics, harness their power and improve performance through motion sensor and user-friendly fitness apps on smartphones and tablets. C Spire reports it is the first company globally to offer these Blast Motion athletic ...

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