Alex McDaniel, Author at Magnolia State Live


Why Brexit bankroller Arron Banks launched a data firm in Oxford, Mississippi

Brexit bankroller Arron Banks’ ties to the University of Mississippi were called into question this week regarding whether university data scientists worked with Banks’ firm, ... Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:48 am

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Mississippi man confesses to burning down his house because he was ‘fed up’ with his spouse, sheriff says

A Neshoba County man arrested this week after allegedly burning down his own house said he did it because he was "fed up with his ... Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:53 pm


Here are Mississippi’s busiest structurally deficient bridges

Mississippi's busiest structurally deficient bridges can be found all around the state.  Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:35 am


More than 2000 bridges in Mississippi are in need of repair and Gov. Phil Bryant just closed 83 of them

One out of every 10 bridges in Mississippi is structurally deficient, according to a 2018 report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:30 am

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Why is Mississippi one of the worst states for millennials?

A new WalletHub analysis ranks Mississippi as one of the worst states in the nation for millennials based on several key metrics: affordability, quality of ... Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:50 am

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Mississippi women lose $7 billion a year due to the gender wage gap—the ninth-largest in the U.S.

A woman with a full-time, year-round job in Mississippi makes 75 cents to every man's dollar, adding up to a $7 billion annual loss attributed ... Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Monday, April 9, 2018 2:38 pm

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Ole Miss Concert Singers perform for passengers on Southwest flight on their way to Carnegie Hall

The Ole Miss Concert Singers entertained a full Southwest flight en route to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Monday, April 9, 2018 11:43 am

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How the Alcorn State Golden Girls put a 40-year-old Fleetwood Mac song back on the charts

The Alcorn State University Golden Girls are getting the credit they deserve for their role in a viral meme that dubbed Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" over ... Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:27 am

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How Mississippi newspapers covered Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated fifty years ago today on April 4, 1968 while standing outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, ... Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 8:05 am


What happened when I started drinking 120 ounces of water a day

I finally started drinking water and what I discovered is mental clarity, sustained energy and a much healthier addiction. Read more

by Alex McDaniel, Monday, April 2, 2018 12:34 pm

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