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13 min ago | MediaPost

University Ties Beacons to Reward...

The University of Mississippi, colloquially known as Ole Miss, is leveraging Apple's iBeacon technology to enhance the fan experience during sports events and link to a rewards program.

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Related Topix: University of Mississippi, Mississippi

4 hrs ago | Washington Times

Beaten veteran told Miss. eatery a not safe for whites,a witness says

A witness says that the attack on a 32-year-old veteran outside a Mississippi Huddle House may have been racially motivated.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Life, Veteran Affairs

11 hrs ago | Charleston City Paper

Mississippi-based electronic act Zoogma blends hip-hop and grammar

When the guys from Zoogma were asked to play Arkansas' Wakarusa Festival a few years back, they were a pretty unknown bunch.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Miss. ballot set with Cochran as Senate nominee

The approval Tuesday came while Chris McDaniel 's challenge of his Republican primary loss to Cochran is still waiting to go to trial.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Miss. scores on key state test dip in transition to Common Core

Mississippi education officials said student scores on a state test fell in 2013-2014, and they think they know why.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Motorcycle USA

Mississippi's Rattlesnake Bay OHV Reopening

Mississippi off-highway-vehicle riders will have 9.5 miles of additional trails available when the U.S. Forest Service reopens Phase One of the Rattlesnake Bay OHV Trails in DeSoto National Forest on Sept.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Motorcycles

Local TV Station KTVZ

Couple back in Miss. jail after 5 years on the run

A couple accused of leaving their severely injured 2-year-old daughter at a hospital and keeping their other adopted children in putrid conditions is back in Union County after five years on the run.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WWL-TV New Orleans

Fracking boom leaves southwest Miss. with no vacancies for evacuees

The early, uncertain track of what has become Tropical Storm Cristobal opened the eyes of many that peak hurricane season is here.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Mississippi

WTOK-TV Meridian

Advocates for Poor Concerned about New Law

A new law in Mississippi requires TANF , or welfare applicants, to answer a questionnaire that could lead to drug testing.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, ACLU

National Public Radio

Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

Seats assigned to Mississippi are empty at the Democratic Convention on Aug. 24, 1964.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Ruleville, MS

The Miami Herald

QB Wallace ready for final season at Mississippi

Manning is royalty in the Ole Miss football universe, still loved in Oxford for his clean-cut looks, family pedigree and two Super Bowl rings.

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Smithsonian Blog

Let Freedom Ring: Moses Moon's Freedom Summer recordings

Fifty years after Freedom Summer, when students risked their lives to advance the cause of civil rights, intern Sydney Johnson explores audio recordings of the movement.

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Related Topix: Martin Luther King, Jr., Activism, Mississippi, Kids, Family

Sun Aug 24, 2014

One Bronco Nation Under God

If You Were An Ole Miss Fan

The boys over at the Red Cup Rebellion are sure an interesting brood; some quite informative and imaginative and others dull witted and obtuse.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Sports, Boise State University NCAA, NCAA Sports

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The News-Star

Natchez literary seminars examine Miss. authorsNatchez literary...

Natchez literary seminars examine Miss. authors "The Power of Place: The Natchez Impact on Five Extraordinary Authors" begins Sept.

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Related Topix: Natchez, MS, Mississippi, Natchez Burning, Books

Fri Aug 22, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Perspective: How geckos stick and unstick their feet

The Tax Foundation, a think tank that generally has a probusiness leaning, studied how far $100 would go in each state, using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Canada, Opinion

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Abuse expert: Talk to your kids about good vs bad touching

If you are a parent and you haven't talked to your child about the difference between good touching and bad touching, child abuse experts say do it now.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Mississippi

Sierra

David Keeps Winning: Game-Changing Month for Clean Energy

Wow. That's the word I've been repeating over and over this month, as news has rolled in of one clean energy victory after another.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Mississippi, Activism, Wind Power

Greenwich Citizen

Beady new CEO at Miss. Food Network

Beady served for 20 years as president of Piney Woods School, one of the country's only historically black boarding schools.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Trial on Miss. election challenge set for Sept. 15

A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

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

Washington Blade

Lesbian Miss. couple in documentary threatened

A man earlier this month threatened to attack and sexually assault a lesbian Mississippi couple who appear in a Showtime documentary.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mississippi

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