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The college student debt bubble

Many students believe some majors (or degree programs) aren’t worth the debt Etta Spencer learned the hard way that all college degrees aren’t created equal. The Madison resident borrowed $28,000 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003. It took her two years to find a job, and after four years of working ...

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McNeely named MMA chair

Greg McNeely of Clinton has been named 2011-2012 chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association. McNeely is president and co-owner of McNeely Plastics Inc., in Clinton. McNeely has served on the MMA board of directors since 2002. He also serves on the board of directors of the Harbor House Chemical Dependency Center and is an active member of the Flexible Packaging ...

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Circle 7 targets upscale markets

If you have never done aromatherapy, then for just a minute join me to play this game. Close your eyes and allow your brain to sensualize these smells; fine finished leather, virgin wool, silk, waxed cotton, oiled walnut, exotic solvents and oils, crisp ironed cotton, British tweed, 100 percent natural rubber, heavy duty khaki, cashmere, lambswool and mahogany. If you ...

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Associates join firm

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. is welcoming three new associates to the Jackson office. Stephen P. Huwe received a B.S.B.A., cum laude, in 2005 from Mississippi College and a J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Huwe currently serves as a captain in the Mississippi Air National Guard. Aaron R. Rice received ...

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Lewis named to commission

The Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has appointed Jaquith Nursing Home director Marc Lewis as its principal representative to the Joint Commission’s Professional and Technical Advisory Committee for the Long Term Care program. He will represent the interests and policies of the nation’s hospitals and health systems to the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that ...

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Shaw earns PZMP

Tom Shaw, project manager in the Programs and Projects Management Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently earned the right to add the title of project management professional (PMP) to his list of accolades. The PMP certification identifies those in the project management profession that have proven themselves proficient in their community of practice. Shaw is ...

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Just a theory – big banks wanted to curtail debit card use

Maybe those monthly debit card fees the big banks tried had a purpose beyond recouping money lost to lower payments from merchants on debit card transactions. Media reports speculate that the big banks figured you would leave your debit card at home and begin using that consumer credit card they issued you. That would bring smiles all around the board ...

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SR 9 project incorporates a number of firsts

At first glance, the State Route 9 reconstruction underway in Northeast Mississippi is simply a road improvement project supporting the new Toyota automobile plant at Blue Springs. However, officials say the project is bigger than even Toyota. In fact, plans for the project were hatched before Toyota announced it was coming to Mississippi. The project is expected to not only ...

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