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IHL names LaForge as presidential pick for DSU

Though he’s been away from Delta State University for decades, William “Bill” LaForge says he’s “green and white, through and through.” Now he’s likely to get a chance to show his college colors all the time as president of the Cleveland school. LaForge, a 62-year-old Washington, D.C., lobbyist who is the former president of Delta State’s alumni association was confirmed ...

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The shared fortunes of the Capital City and its suburbs

Since 2011, a fight has been brewing in the state capitol over where the Department of Revenue (DOR) and its 500-plus workers are going to relocate. In one corner is Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, and in the other is Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, R-Clinton. Sen. Blount represents those who want to house the DOR in the 385,200-square-foot Landmark ...

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Thank goodness for Mobama’s leadership

With Mississippi having hosted First Lady Michelle Obama this week, on her continued tour to raise awareness about health and fitness in America, it’s interesting that a new book is out, detailing the problems with the majority of food we are served. “How Fast Food Hooks Us” shows how corporations figure out our ‘bliss spots,’ manipulate the USDA, and stymie ...

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Debate should continue about tort awards and limitations

In a recent story by Clay Chandler, a federal appeals court has ruled that Mississippi’s tort cap does not violate separation of powers A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Mississippi’s $1 million cap on non-economic damages arising out of civil litigation does not violate the state’s constitutional separation of powers. The cap was the ...

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Bob Lee Swagger has answers to Kennedy assassination

How many words have been written about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? Reams and reams of paper have been devoted to trying to reach a conclusive answer to that tragedy. How many bullets were used? Was Lee Harvey Oswald really the lone assailant? The Warren Commission report left questions dangling. Now author Stephen Hunter has answers in The ...

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Bednarzyk uses positive reinforcement in leading Nissan Canton

One of the things I enjoy is working with companies to help them better show appreciation to their employees. Studies show that most workers do not feel “valued” in their job. High-performance organizations know that people are their greatest asset and are very intentional about growing and developing their teams. Dan Bednarzyk, a vice president of manufacturing for Nissan North ...

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Ken Cyree readies Gillespie Business Plan Competition

Q — What is the Gillespie Business Plan Competition? A — The Gillespie Business Plan Competition is a contest that allows students to craft and present their business plans to a group of business professionals. Through this process, students can hone their business ideas and create a persuasive presentation that mimics a pitch to fund the business. Students learn analysis, ...

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Simple, stately Old Capitol Inn is a hallmark of style and comfort

Since it first opened in the fall of 1996, the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson has prided itself as Jackson’s only designer boutique hotel. From weddings to legislative breakfasts to Gov. Phil Bryant’s election night victory party in 2011, the 24-room Old Capitol Inn stands ready for any intimate occasion. The charming facility has five honeymoon suites ($165/night) and 19 ...

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