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15 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

Travis Childers hits Thad Cochran on women's pay legislation,...

Democratic nominee for Senate, former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, says Mississippi voters should get to make a side-by-side comparison of him and six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and challenged him to a series of debates before the Nov. 4 election, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, while standing outside Mississippi College School of Law.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Mississippi College

23 hrs ago |

Opportunities await area National Merit scholars

Tupelo High School senior Nick Kaltchenko has received many congratulatory messages since officially being named a National Merit Semifinalist last week. Kaltchenko was among 12 Northeast Mississippi students to earn the prestigious honor from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Saltillo, MS, Dennis, MS, Education Etc., Amory, MS

Mon Sep 15, 2014

News Max

Bloodletting Could Be Next for Miss. Drivers at DUI Checkpoints

Vampire movies, books, and TV series are all of the rage these days. Guess the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol wanted to get in on the act.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Wake Forest University

Scientific Blogging

Human Moon Colony: Boldly Grow Where No Man Has Grown Before

Setting up lunar or Martian colonies will require that explorers raise their own food. New research finds that simulated Martian soil supported plant life better than both simulated moon soil and low-quality soil from Earth.


Related Topix: Plant Biology, Biology, Science, Netherlands, World News, Agriculture, Life, Food, Vegetables

Greenwich Citizen

Blount to become Miss. archives director in Feb.

In that role, she will oversee completion of the Mississippi history and civil rights museums that have been under construction since last year in downtown Jackson. The two museums under one roof are scheduled to open during the state's bicentennial year of 2017.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi

Our Opinion: Cochran-Childers race needs sharper focus

It's been close to three months since Chris McDaniel lost the Republican U.S. Senate runoff to Thad Cochran, and he still hasn't given up. It's the longest non-concession stretch of any statewide election loser in Mississippi history.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Booneville, MS, Mississippi College, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Everything And Nothing

Jesmyn Ward to read at Millsaps

Jesmyn Ward , whose novel Salvage the Bones won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction, is scheduled to read from her works at 4 p.m.Thursday in room 215 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College. The reading is free and open to the public.


Related Topix: Millsaps College, Tulane University

Commercial Dispatch

Watercolorist to exhibit at Macon Welcome Center

Main Street Macon presents an exhibit of paintings and prints by Martha Stennis at the Macon Welcome Center, 401 Jefferson St., from Sept. 23 through Oct. 27. The public is invited to an opening reception Sept.


Related Topix: Macon, MS, Mississippi, Fine Arts, Arts, Home, Home Decorating, Clarke County, MS

Hattiesburg American

Engagement: Ashley Sasser & Thomas Gray

Debbie Burdette Gray, of Columbia. Ashley is also the daughter of the late Mr. Timothy Sasser of Summit.


Related Topix: Summit, MS, Columbia, MS, McComb, MS, Bogue Chitto, MS, Oxford, MS

Digging through time: Ole Miss students get hands dirty in Rome

In May and June, a team of classics students from the University of Mississippi spent five weeks in Rome on the front lines of archaeology. "Rome is a very, very old city," said Andersen Marx, a 22-year-old from Buckhead, Ga.


Related Topix: Rome, MS, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Tupelo, MS, University of Arizona

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Browning named Dispatch managing editor

Browning has served as interim managing editor since August and previously as news editor. He joined the staff of The Dispatch in July 2013.


Related Topix: Mississippi

Alabama Live

Southern college towns add excitement to retirement: guest opinion

While financial security is a priority for most people when planning for retirement, where you live when retired can have a significant impact on finances, and equally important, quality of life. Regions with a lower cost of living - such as the Southeastern U.S. - put less strain on a fixed income, while the region's mild climate makes winters more agreeable and less hazardous.


Related Topix: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, University of Kentucky, University of South Alabama, Opinion

African art exhibit visits Joyner Elementary

Buy at First-graders, including Rachel Humphrey, 6, center, laugh as their classmates try on various masks during a traveling trunk lesson about African art on Thursday afternoon in Laura Russell's classroom at Joyner Elementary School. The masks were provided by the University of Mississippi Museum.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

Our Opinion: Higher ed enrollment may grow more slowly in U.S.

Mississippi's public universities and community colleges, whose enrollments grew at a brisk pace for several years after the turn of the millennium, have slowed in gaining additional students, and community colleges statewide actually have lost enrollment for four consecutive years. Those eight taxpayer-supported universities have a total of 79,909 students, an increase of 871 students, or 1.1 percent.


Related Topix: Mississippi State, MS, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS, Booneville, MS, Opinion

New Albany Gazette

Moving on from TV

This week saw a change in the local journalism community that we don't think should pass without a comment. Robert Byers resigned from his job anchoring the morning news team at WTVA-TV in Tupelo to take a communications position with the Lee County Schools.


Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Myrtle, MS, Union County, MS

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Griffon News

Western welcomes new art and music husband and wife team

New to the departments of music and art, Elise and Mathew Hepworth join Missouri Western for their first semester teaching at the university. "I'm from Hamilton, and graduated from Penny High School," Hepworth said.


Related Topix: University of Kansas, Savannah College of Art & Design

TownePlace Suites opens in Oxford

A new hotel has opened in Oxford, just in time for the first University of Mississippi home football game of 2014. Chan Patel, director of operations for the family-owned company, said the last-minute rush of details before the first guests arrived was characteristically chaotic, but no major hitches materialized.


Related Topix: Mississippi

Mississippi Business Journal

UM's Patterson School of Accounting makes top 20 for graduate program

OXFORD - Accounting Degree Review has released its 2014 ranking of the top 50 graduate schools for accounting.


Bill Minor: Loyalty oaths remain suspect

Chris McDaniel sent a troop of amateur sleuths around the state to dig up evidence that "illegal and fraudulent" ballots for Sen. Thad Cochran in the June 24 Republican primary had stolen the U.S. Senate seat for Cochran. Special judge Hollis McGehee, named by the state Supreme Court, decided otherwise, rejecting McDaniel's lengthy complaint that cites voting irregularities in 22 counties.


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

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.


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