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Strategic Financial Partners opens new office

OXFORD — Memphis-based Strategic Financial Partners is pleased has opened a new office location in Oxford. The new office is located on the Square in Oxford at 103 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 202. The local Oxford office will be anchored by financial advisor W. Joel Bell, CFP. Strategic Financial Partners offers a broad array of financial products and services that ...

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State's oldest art gallery going out of business

JACKSON — Bryant Galleries, Mississippi’s oldest commercial art gallery, will be closing its doors after 46 years in the art business and a final weekend “legacy sale.” “It’s just kind of time for me to quit,” said Doris Allen, whose late husband, Bryant Allen, opened the gallery in Jackson in 1965, and, the following year, one in New Orleans. Bryant ...

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Economy Watch now offering online economic analyses

STARKVILLE — A new interactive tool available through Mississippi State University’s Economy Watch is giving students, business owners, economic developers and others easy access to a variety of economic analyses. Available at mississippi.reaproject.org, the Mississippi Regional Economic Analysis Project provides users the opportunity to, among other things, assess changing economic conditions in a specific county or region, make comparisons between ...

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Senators raising dust over proposed EPA regulations

WASHINGTON — The prospect of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moving forward on stricter regulations intended to control dust generated through farming has prompted U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to caution the agency against any dramatic federal action. Cochran and Wicker are among a bipartisan group of 33 senators who recently wrote EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to ...

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Miracle-Gro plant getting official welcome to Pearl

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. will mark the official opening of its $17 million manufacturing plant in Pearl at 1 p.m. Friday with a ribbon cutting and remarks from a line up of local dignitaries. The plant, in a nearly 300,000 square-foot facility formerly occupied by the Clorox Co., sits on 64 acres at 550 Gulf Line Road. Operations started in January ...

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Business Woman of the Year announced

Rosi Johnson, chief executive officer of Mississippi Music and the Mississippi Music Acceptance Corporation, was named the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year 2011, today at a luncheon at the Jackson Hilton. More than 450 people attended. Johnson was chosen from among her peers in the 2010 Class of 50 Leading Business Women. Prior to being named CEO ...

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Chiropractor gets two years' house arrest for fraud

COLUMBUS — A Columbus chiropractor has been sentenced to serve two years house arrest for insurance fraud. The state Attorney General’s Office says 63-year-old Dr. James Donovan, owner of the Donovan Chiropractic Clinic, was sentenced Tuesday to three years with one year suspended and two to serve on house arrest in a plea agreement. Lowndes County Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens ...

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Utility district wants city's annexation plan tossed

GULFPORT — A utility district contends in a court motion that the City of Gulfport has failed to follow state law in its attempt to annex 2.5 square miles around Mississippi 605. The Sun Herald reports the Northeast Harrison County Water and Sewer District wants the annexation case dismissed. Attorney Tim Holleman filed the motion Wednesday. Holleman says the utility ...

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Barbour appoints King to state Supreme Court

GREENVILLE — Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Judge Leslie D. King to the Mississippi Supreme Court. King serves as Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. King replaces Justice James Graves, who was sworn in as a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week. King will serve the remainder of the term through Dec. 2012. The ...

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Senate passes its own civil rights museum bill

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has passed its own bond bill to partially fund two museums — one focusing on all types of history and one focusing specifically on civil rights. The bill passed 36-10 yesterday. It would provide $30 million for the first phase of the museums. The House earlier passed its own separate bill for the projects, providing ...

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