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Short film made in Jackson

Mississippi filmmakers recently wrapped “Valentine’s Day,” a tragic love story filmed in several Jackson locations with a local cast and crew and a budget under $20,000. Executive producer Robbie Fisher said, “What we tried to do was make this a beautiful, locally produced film to show what we can do.” >>See complete story

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Duvall, Black hired

Kassie Duvall has recently joined Venture Technologies as a sales associate. Duvall received her bachelors in business administration from Mississippi State University. In college, Kassie was an active member of the MSU campus activities board. She also served as head of marketing research in MSU’s EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge. She was a member of the Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Phi ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Washington Square Thrift Store, Greenville

Fine china, home appliances, clothing, books and games are among the items meticulously displayed at the Washington Square Thrift Store in downtown Greenville. “The community has been really good to us,” said Ann Macvaugh, founder and executive director of Washington Square. “We get items from estates – fine china, televisions. This is upscale resale. It’s not your average thrift store.” ...

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MGM Resorts promotes Denny

MGM Resorts Mississippi has promoted Kacie Denny to regional director of casino marketing for the MGM Resorts Mississippi properties. Denny began her career with Beau Rivage in August 2004 as the slot division training manager. In 2006, Denny became the players club manager. Most notably during this time Denny lead a team of nearly 70 players club representatives through the ...

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MBJ Editorial: Lifting the cap would be a bad economic move for state

Mississippi’s Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether it’s constitutional to limit how much a jury can award to an injured plaintiff in a lawsuit. How the court decides could have a huge impact on both economic development and medical services. Before Mississippi enacted two series of tort reforms less than a decade ago, this state had acquired an ...

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Keeping the Bar raised

Disbarred. The fall from grace of a number of high-profile ex-attorneys such as Dickie Scruggs and Paul Minor have put that word in numerous headlines of late. Both Scruggs and Minor received felony convictions, which made their disbarment automatic. >>See complete story

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Mississippi winery a shining star

Winston County, Miss., is on a roll. Sales tax collections are up, there are no vacancies on Main Street, Chamber of Commerce membership is growing, there is a great new restaurant downtown and there is even a new winery in town. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, which was held at the beautiful ...

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Kelly appointed to board

Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed John R. Kelly to the Mississippi State Board of Education. Kelly’s term begins July 1, and he must be confirmed by the State Senate. The term expires June 30, 2020. Kelly is Gulfport’s chief administrative officer and oversees the day-to-day operations of city departments. He has served in the position since 2006. Kelly, a Utica ...

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Flesher wins award

Dale Flesher, professor and Arthur Andersen Alumni Lecturer in the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The award recognizes full-time college accounting professors who excel as educators and who have achieved national prominence in the accounting profession. ...

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