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1 hr ago | Newms360.com

Our Opinion: Earth Day brought many new attitudes

Across campuses nationwide - including the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University - students and scientists are gearing up this weekend for the 44th annual celebration on April 22 of Earth Day, the iconic American observance marking a milestone in the environmental and sustainability movements, now reaching worldwide.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Mississippi State University, Oxford, MS, Blue Springs, MS, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Hattiesburg American

Business notes

Magnolia State Bank has promoted Kris Mangum to president of the Petal office. Mangum has been with Magnolia State Bank since March 2009, serving as vice president, loan officer and public relations.

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Related Topix: Petal, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Mississippi, Medicine, Nursing

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Nowell named to county judge post

Nowell practices law with Povall & Jeffreys, P.A. in Cleveland, Miss., specializing in real estate, civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, social security and collections.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cleveland, MS, Merigold, MS, Ruleville, MS

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Mississippi Gov. Bryant to give commencement address at Ole Miss

Gov. Phil Bryant will give the commencement address at the University of Mississippi on May 10, the university announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Government, University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi College

KFMB-am

Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Fri Apr 18, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Myths, mysteries and the datil pepper

Long associated with St. Augustine, the datil pepper was brought to the region by indentured workers from Minorca in the late 18th century.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Flagler College, St Johns County, FL, Hastings, FL

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white Southern... Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chelsea (New York, NY), US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

FILE - In this photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office is Cheryl Miller's driver's license that was found in a 1960 Studebaker pulled from a creek near Alcester, S.D. .

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Related Topix: Alcester, SD, Elk Point, SD, Vermillion, SD

The Huffington Post

University Of Mississippi Frat Shut Down After Members Tied Noose To Desegregation Statue

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities

WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi Legalizing Marijuana Extract as Medicine

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Prison, FLDS, Religion, US Military, US Navy

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Police search home of highway shooting suspect

As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Education Etc., Prison, US Military, US Navy

WBAY-TV Green Bay

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Education Etc., Prison, FLDS, Religion

WXOW-TV La Crosse

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Prison, FLDS, Religion

National Public Radio

Fraternity Shuts Ole Miss Branch After Noose Tying

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white Southern college.

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Related Topix: Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities, Richmond, VA

WATE-TV Knoxville

US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white... A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Train Disaster

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Government

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.

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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.

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

Chattanoogan.com

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.

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Related Topix: Family Practice, Medicine, Tougaloo College

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