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2 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Appeals court to convene on college campuses

The Mississippi Court of Appeals will begin its fall schedule of college campus visits Sept. 24 at the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College.

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Related Topix: Poplarville, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, University of Southern Mississippi

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Bolivar Commercial

24th annual rice luncheon to be Friday

The 24th annual rice luncheon is slated for Sept. 19 at the Walter Sillers Colliseum on Delta State's campus.

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Related Topix: Bolivar County, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

Statea s corn crop could set new yield record

Ample rains helped bring the yield for dryland corn close that for irrigated land, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting record yield of 180 bushels per acre, Mississippi State University analysts said.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

The Times

Slain Shreveport officer spurs stop-the-bleedinga

Slain Shreveport officer spurs stop-the-bleeding effort Charity that aims to keep hurt officers from bleeding to death began with Haughton student. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/14/slain-shreveport-officer-spurs-stop-bleeding-effort/15620167/ A charity that provides medical kits to help prevent injured police officers from bleeding to death began with a high school English project that was sparked by the fatal shooting of a Shreveport policeman in 2010.

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Related Topix: Shreveport, LA, Haughton, LA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Euripedes' ancient play still holds true

From left, Mississippi State University students Marshall Downing, Alec Mau, Shelby Newton, Penelope Dao, Sean McCarthy and Kellie Mitchell run through a scene during Tuesday's rehearsal for "Medea." Photo by: Zach Odom/Dispatch Staff With no other lighting than the sun, Shackouls Honors College students will recreate a classic Greek tragedy the way it was originally performed -- outside.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

WALA

Parking for USA game not user-friendly?

Due to a sell-out game at Ladd Peebles Stadium Saturday afternoon, for the University of South Alabama versus Mississippi State University football game, thousands of folks parked at the Bel Air Mall instead of at the stadium. The Wave Transit System, the public transportation provider for the City of Mobile, partnered with South Alabama to provide a game day shuttle service from Bel Air Mall to Ladd Peebles.

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Related Topix: University of South Alabama

The Mississippi Press

Record yield expected for Mississippi corn, Missisippi State analysts say

Mississippi State University analysts say ample rains helped bring the yield for dryland corn close that for irrigated land, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting record yield of 180 bushels per acre. Extension Service agricultural economist Brian Williams says that's four bushels higher than last year and two bushels above last month's estimate.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Greenville, MS

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Officer's death inspired stop-the-bleeding project

A high-school English project sparked by a Louisiana policeman's fatal shooting has grown from helping his department to a multistate charity to keep officers from bleeding to death. Mississippi State University sophomore Kellie Abbott's nonprofit, Blue Forever, has given law enforcement agencies in Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania hundreds of kits designed to stop hemorrhaging.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi State University hosts 9/11 survivor, guide dog on Thursday

Michael Hingson will soon visit Mississippi State University to explain how the human-animal bond saved his life during the terrorist attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Related Topix: Starkville, MS

Newms360.com

VIDEO: Tupelo, MSU alum proposes to girlfriend in Saban's office

Clayton, a Tupelo High School and Mississippi State University graduate, hid in the bathroom of Alabama's football coach before popping the question to Kayla Posey. A story by Alex McDaniel of AL.com details Clayton's creative proposal.

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The Daily Sentinel Star

Jim Haffey new president of Holmes CC

The Holmes Community College Board of Trustees has named Holmes County native Dr. Jim Haffey as the ninth president of Holmes Community College. Dr. Haffey, 37, who grew up in Ebenezer, was one of four interviewed.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Cleanfax

Hurricane prediction improvement with robots

Mississippi State University and the National Oceanic and atmospheric Administration currently are working with Liquid Robotics, a California robotics company, to use robotic "Wave Gliders" to better understand the inner workings of hurricanes and how to better predict them, according to an article from CBS News . These Wave Gliders, which will be stationed in the Gulf of Mexico for the next three months and deployed off Florida's west Coast, in the Florida Keys and near Louisiana's coast, are solar powered and can be navigated from afar.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Enrollment up at Mississippi universities, down at community colleges

Enrollment rose slightly for the fall semester at Mississippi's eight public universities, but fell for the fourth straight year at the state's 15 community colleges. Preliminary counts released Wednesday show the number of students rose 1.1 percent at universities to 79,909 overall and fell 1.8 percent at the community colleges to 76,266.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Valley State University, Alcorn State University, Itta Bena, MS, University of Mississippi

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Landrum: "Pickering has no business making false allegations about me"

The Lexington County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina held a press conference on Wednesday regarding the case of Timothy Jones, Jr. who is accused of killing his 5 children. On Tuesday, Jones led law The Sheriff of Smith County in Mississippi, where Jones is in custody, told our reporters that Jones actually attended Mississippi State University in Starkville.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Smith County, MS, Starkville, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

Foundation's grant to MSU to fund free health/fitness program

STARKVILLE - With a second-year grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Mississippi State University is providing a free comprehensive health and fitness program for the entire campus community and beyond.

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Related Topix: Starkville, MS

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Newms360.com

Our Opinion: Cristil's professionalism shaped his lasting mark

Jack Cristil's rich, distinctive voice and precise descriptives helped create a vast radio audience for Mississippi State football and basketball for 58 years until his doctor-ordered retirement in 2011, and during his storied tenure at the mic he became the most ardent of Maroon and White supporters. His identity with Mississippi State University was at least as strong as any of the other long-term and much-heard collegiate announcers in U.S. history.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State, MS, Tupelo, MS, Clarksdale, MS, Opinion

Mississippi Business Journal

Musgrove: About 30 more school districts might join lawsuit

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said yesterday that about 30 more school districts are considering whether to join an education-funding lawsuit he filed against the state.

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Related Topix: Greenville, MS, Hattiesburg, MS

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Reuters

City to become first in Mississippi to grant same-sex spouse benefits: report

The Mississippi city of Starkville will become the first in the right-leaning state to extend benefits to same-sex partners of its employees, according to local media reports. Starkville, a city of 24,000 residents that is home to Mississippi State University, in January became the first Mississippi city to adopt a resolution affirming the value of all citizens, in response to a state religious freedom bill - now a law - that critics say legalizes discrimination against gays and others.

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Related Topix: January, Gay/Lesbian

Rankin Ledger

Austin Robinson joins Beard + Riser Architects as intern

Beard + Riser Architects, PLLC, is pleased to announce the addition of a new intern architect, Austin Robinson, who will join the firm for a year-long paid internship. Robinson is on track to complete his architecture degree at Mississippi State University in Spring 2015.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX

Mississippi Business Journal

Lauren English joins Hattiesburg Clinic Connections

Lauren M. English , PA-C, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Connections as a physician assistant.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Mississippi College

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