Supes accused of violating open meetings law

One day after video that supposedly shows Lauderdale County supervisors discussing public business in a closed session disappeared from the county’s website, supervisors are offering slightly different accounts of what happened during that meeting.

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Sun Herald Multimedia recently promoted its classifieds manager, Shannon Oberlies, to advertising manager. Oberlies will oversee the entire advertising division for the company, which produces publications including the Sun Herald, The Journal of South Mississippi Business and beachblvd, as well as an online portfolio that includes SunHerald.com.

NAACP president was Advocate editor

The youngest-ever leader of the organization, Ben Jealous, 37, is steering the NAACP through an era marked by both the election of the first African-American President and rising racial tension, including a spat between the Tea Party movement and Jealous himself.

He’s a former managing editor of The Jackson Advocate.

Texas governor trashes newspapers

Candidates for high political office usually grovel for newspaper endorsements. Not Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Breaking from a decades-old tradition, the governor isn’t even bothering to meet with editorial writers, much less ask for their blessing.

The way Perry sees it, newspapers are old news and have lost much of their influence. In a rapidly changing media climate, Perry said he decided before the March primaries that seeking their endorsements was a waste of time. After winning by 20 percentage points, the governor said he sees no reason to switch strategies in his race against Democrat Bill White.