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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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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
MS Ethics board: Text messages are public records
The commission's first opinion on the matter was unanimous, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
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)
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Abner's chain files Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Court documents show the company owes fewer than 20 creditors. A briefing for creditors has been scheduled in Oxford next month.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
The ASU Herald
Students take notes during Memoir Writing with Janis Kearney during the Delta Symposium conference that took place April 2- April 5. The conference offered students the opportunity to engage creatively as well as learn about the south's history.