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Read the Dec. 26 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — The 2011 MBJ YEAR IN REVIEW: See what the Mississippi Business Journal chose as its top stories. Also in this week’s paper: >> KEEP YOUR RESOLUTION: Jackson running guru Jeff Seabold gives inventive hints for the new year >> RETIREMENT: Changing PERS board’s makeup could spark high-profile fight — by TED CARTER >> ALL BUSINESS: ...

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2012 BOOK OF LISTS Now Available

The 2012 Mississippi Business Journal Book of Lists is now available in digital format. Just visit msbusiness.com/lists and click on the 2012 BOL icon featured at the top of the page. Electronic copies can be downloaded for $250. Print versions will be available Monday at the same price. Fifty MBJ lists were published in BOL this year.  Go beyond just ...

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PRCC welcomes new board

Four new members have joined the Pearl River Community College board of trustees. They are superintendents Brian Freeman of Forrest County, Alan Lumpkin of Pearl River County, Craig Robbins of Marion County and public school teacher Teresa Stafford. Freeman, Lumpkin and Robbins serve on the board as part of their duties as elected county school superintendents. Stafford was appointed to ...

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MDMR completes work on inshore reef

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Artificial Reef Bureau has completed work on the Pass Christian Key, which is an inshore reef comprised of deployed material from the Bay St. Louis Washington Street Pier. The concrete rubble from the pier was donated to MDMR for the purpose of creating a new artificial reef in the ...

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HBAM establishes hotline to log fraud complaints

JACKSON — The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) has created a Fraud Hotline targeted at unlicensed builders. HBAM has established a toll-free number, 1-800-898-4226, and complaints can also be logged online at www.hbam.com. Complaints will be filed directly with the Mississippi Board of Contractors by HBAM, and the person making the complaint can remain anonymous.

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Baker Donelson recognized for hiring practices

JACKSON — The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has received a score of 85 in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This marks a 15-point increase from the firm’s 2011 CEI score. The HRC’s CEI report, released each fall, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their ...

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UM researchers looking at medicinal plants

OXFORD — Scientists at the University of Mississippi, together with colleagues at a number of other institutions around the country, have developed new resources poised to unlock yet another door in the hidden garden of medicinally important compounds found in plants. The resources were developed by the Medicinal Plant Consortium, led by Joe Chappell, professor of plant biochemistry in the ...

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Adams and Reese makes Fortune's national ranking

JACKSON — Adams and Reese is listed on the “2012 Top Ranked Law Firms” list among the top Southeast Region law firms the December 2011 edition of Fortune Investor’s Guide 2012 magazine in which LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and Fortune Magazine listed law firms in the United States, as determined by the firm’s percentage of AV Preeminent-rated lawyers. The magazine listed law ...

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Barbour to return to BGR lobby group

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he’ll return to the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded in 1991 That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Barbour’s plans were not yet public. The person said Wednesday that Barbour ...

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Casino Magic tower added to Biloxi's blighted list

BILOXI — The former Casino Magic hotel tower has been placed on Biloxi’s list of blighted buildings. Biloxi wants the properties fixed up or torn down. More than 50 properties are on the blight list. The city can require inspections of Hurricane Katrina-damaged commercial properties, and if a property is blighted, require the property owner to take action. Katrina damaged ...

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