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15 hrs ago |

Report: 'Suspicious package' delivered to Ole Miss chancellor's suite in Lyceum

OXFORD — The Lyceum building on the University of Mississippi's campus was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a "suspicious package" was delivered to a chancellor's suite, the Daily Mississippian tweeted.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Government

21 hrs ago | Live Science

'LIGO: A Passion for Understanding' - The Minds Behind the Film

Kai Staats is an entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker and now student at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cosmology Research Group, Cape Town, South Africa where he is working to earn his masters degree in applied mathematics.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Mathematics, Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Physics, Louisiana State University

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Miss. native Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer

It was apparent in her short time at Ole Miss that Greenwood native Donna Tartt was an immense literary talent.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books, Mississippi, Bennington College

BlueCross Names Smith Associate Chief Medical Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Dr. Barbara Easterling Smith as associate chief medical officer for all its lines of business.


Related Topix: Family Practice, Medicine, Tougaloo College

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bellingham Herald

MS Ethics board: Text messages are public records

The commission's first opinion on the matter was unanimous, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.


Mass Transit

MS: Oxford City Planner Akers to Retire

April 14--OXFORD -- The man largely credited with Oxford-University Transit, the expansion of Oxford's historic preservation efforts and the preservation of its tree canopy will retire April 30. Tim Akers, who became city planner in December 2005, credits Oxford's officials, staff and residents with the quality of life that continually garners ... (more)


Related Topix: Oxford, MS

The Smithfield Herald

Clayton lawyer David Ford vies for Johnston County clerk of court

On an office door at 442-B E. Main St. in Clayton, white letters spell "The Ford Firm, PLLC." That's where attorney David Ford handles dozens of cases each month in real estate, election law and small- business matters.


Related Topix: Clayton, NC, Johnston County, NC, University of Memphis, Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC

Rethinking Mass Incarceration

Mississippians interested in learning how the criminal justice system works - and doesn't work - are invited to the first University of Mississippi Conference on Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center.


Related Topix: Prison, Noxubee County, MS, Mississippi College

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Education notebook for South Mississippi

The Jackson County Young Lawyers Division is hosting a scholarship essay contest inspired by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Bullyproof Program.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Gulfport, MS

EXCLUSIVE: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah awarded doctorate degree by American University

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has been handed a honorary doctorate degree by the Day Spring Christian University of Mississippi, can exclusively reveal.


Related Topix: Ghana, Africa, World News, American University

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Friends of the Library host Randy Pierce at book signing

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host MS Supreme Court Justice and author Randy Pierce for a book signing and discussion on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 10 a.m. Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce has drawn from a rich pantry of ingredients Mississippi political lore, partisan animosities, childlike innocence, ... (more)


Related Topix: Lucedale, MS, George County, MS, Greene County, MS, University of Southern Mississippi

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Daily Texan

In speech, George W. Bush says education is today's most important civil rights issue

In his speech Thursday night at the Civil Rights Summit, former President George W. Bush led with a joke that was, in the Johnsonian tradition, somewhat off-color.


Related Topix: George Bush, W., Mississippi, Immigration Reform, US News

Statesboro Herald

Deal backs medical marijuana trials

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Nathan Deal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Williamson Herald

Williamson College announces additions to board

Williamson College, a nonprofit, Christian liberal arts college located in Cool Springs, has added four new members to its board of trustees.


Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Daily Camera

CWA panel: Regional weather, geography affect ways of life in U.S.

A lake person himself, Minnesota-raised monologist and playwright Kevin Kling said that, unsurprisingly, he has met a lot of mountain people in Boulder since arriving here Monday.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Boulder, CO

Wed Apr 09, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

There's no faking it-your sexual partner knows if you're really satisfied

There is no point faking it in bed because chances are your sexual partner will be able to tell.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science

Commercial Dispatch

Ocean Springs principal will lead SHS

Starkville School District Board of Trustees unanimously hired Ocean Springs High School Principal David Baggett as Starkville High School's next top administrator.


Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Education Etc., Mississippi State University, Oktibbeha County, MS

April 16: Taste of Vietnam Pho Night

On Wednesday, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Vietnamese Students Association at the University of Mississippi will be hosting its 4th Annual Taste of Vietnam at the Jackson Avenue Center at 1111 Jackson Ave. West.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Vietnamese Cuisine, Life, Food


News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

The House Finance Committee approved the measure on a voice vote Tuesday night. The Senate is hoping to also take up the legislation this week.


Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Little Rock, AR, Blytheville, AR, Mississippi County, AR

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Washington Square News

Racism taints Mississippi's push for progress

Mississippi held a groundbreaking ceremony for the United States' first state-funded civil rights museum last October.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News