October 10, 2016 Rotogram: 12

October 10, 2016

World War II: Taking Life and Death as They Come September 26— At the age of 16, John Fraiser left Greenwood for Mississippi State College. At 17, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. At 18, he was a staff sergeant, turret gunner, and armorer aboard a B-24 Liberator flying out of San Giovanni, Italy. […]

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September 26, 2016 Rotogram: 11

September 28, 2016

Mississippi State Confronts Major Societal Issues September 19— The world is hungry and a key to dealing with the crisis is increased knowledge. Noting that Mississippi State University is a Top-10 agricultural research institution, Mark Keenum, university president, stressed that better education is necessary for the state and world to cope. The former USDA under-secretary […]

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September 19, 2016 Rotogram: 10

September 21, 2016

Photographic Journeys: Capturing and Sharing Images September 12— Joe Bumgardner explained that a compelling image consists of six points: proper exposure, sharp focus of the subject, interesting composition, lack of excessive contrast, lack of excessive noise and proper white balance. Illustrating his advice with images from the U.S. West Coast to the Emerald Isles of […]

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September 12, 2016 Rotogram: 9

September 14, 2016

MSU Women’s Basketball Sets Records August 29— Vic Schaefer, MSU women’s basketball coach, proudly touts a record run over his four-year tenure. “We had a really special year last season — 28-8, hosting part of the NCAA Tournament and making the Sweet 16 for only the second time,” he said. “It was a really special […]

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August 29, 2016, Rotogram: 8

August 29, 2016

Confessions of an Undercover Agent August 22—Danger. Courage. Dedication. Charlie Spillers, a former narcotics agent and retired assistant U.S. attorney, used those words often as he reviewed his book, Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life. Published by the University Press of Mississippi this year, the work […]

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August 22, 2016, Rotogram: 7

August 22, 2016

Mississippi’s Agriculture Advocate Pulls No Punches August 15—Overseeing the regulation of one of Mississippi’s largest industrial sectors is not for the faint of heart. Cindy Hyde-Smith, in her second term as the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, is a fiery advocate for Mississippi’s $7.4 billion agriculture industry. Illustrating the necessity for toughness, the Brookhaven beef […]

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