Area News

All-freshman team wins Boss Challenge competition

 Kelvin Woodruff, Kayleigh Kupietz, Jason Jones, Ella Bailey and Keariel Bracey are all students at Sumner Hill Junior High School, all taking Bradley Pope’s Personal Finance class, and all winners of the Boss Challenge. The Boss Challenge is a business simulation competition where students are put in charge of running their own company for eight…

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Both Costs and Coverage Matter When Choosing Insurance

It’s open enrollment time for medical insurance, and for people having to shop in the individual insurance market; the choices are as confusing as ever. Television ads splashed over the airwaves as the midterm electioneering came to a close didn’t help much. By the end of the campaign it was hard to find any candidate…

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A Deep Dive Into the U.S. and Global Metals Market

Across the construction sector, metals are not only important, they are crucial. The four most common metals used throughout the construction industry are carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper. Carbon Steel: is a steel with carbon content up to 2.1% by weight. Steel is considered to be carbon steel when no minimum contact is…

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Are Your Company’s Meetings Terrible? Here’s How to Fix Them

According to recent data, anywhere from 36 million to 55 million meetings take place on a daily basis in the United States. Research published in the Harvard Business Review reveals that meetings have increased in both frequency and length over the last 50 years — a fact that many employees have probably suspected but can…

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MDE to Prepare Educators for Underserved Students through Teacher-Residency and Performance-Based Licensure Pilot Programs

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is launching an initiative to increase the number of qualified teachers entering and remaining in the profession through teacher-residency and performance-based licensure programs. The project is funded by a $4.1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to address the achievement gaps in high poverty, high minority schools and schools…

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How Can You Stay Healthy This Fall Season?

Cold and flu season is upon us and it’s important to stay as healthy as possible. It’s no fun being sick and missing out on all of your favorite fall activities. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can keep your body strong and healthy this fall. So let’s take a look at a few…

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What Every Parent Should Know About School Bus Safety

  Parents are more diligent than ever when it comes to the welfare of their children. As one of the most informed generations in history, today’s moms and dads make more well-researched decisions than ever before. So when it comes to keeping children safe, they’re usually the best advocates for garnering support. That’s why the…

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