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CREATING SUCCESS — Pickering keeps grows Musee Bath while keeping an eye on the community

In 2001, John Howkins in his book The Creative Economy helped bring to the public’s attention a new global movement. He notes, “New ideas, not money or machinery, are the source of success today, and the greatest source of personal satisfaction, too. The creative economy is revitalizing manufacturing, services, retailing and entertainment industries. It is changing where people want to ...

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UMMC’s Landmark purchase gets IHL nod

A sizeable chunk of downtown Jackson’s vacant office space will soon move to the occupied side of the ledger with the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s planned purchase of the Landmark Center. The two-year-wait for an occupant for the 366,500 square-foot building at the corner of Capitol and Lamar streets ended Nov. 21 with UMMC getting a green light from ...

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Is onshoring the new trend? Local manufacturers finding a more level playing field

Mississippi’s manufacturing industry got some good news lately when it was announced Mississippi State University and partners had received a nearly $2-million federal grant aimed at, among other things, reshoring jobs lost to foreign countries and increasing the number of advanced manufacturing positions. But optimism was already growing that Mississippi can not only recoup offshored jobs, but also reverse the ...

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Kevin Gilbert has joined the Clinton Public School District

Veteran educator and National Education Association board member Kevin Gilbert has joined the Clinton Public School District administrative team. Gilbert currently serves as coordinator of teacher leadership and special projects at CPSD. Gilbert is one of nine members of the NEA executive committee and a past-president of the Mississippi Association of Educators. He began his education career as a Mississippi ...

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Waggoner's Dustin Pittman elected president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mississippi section

Dustin Pittman, PE, of Waggoner Engineering has been elected president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mississippi section. Pittman has been very active in both the Jackson branch and state sections of ASCE. He has served as young member chair and president-elect of the Mississippi section, and young member chair, treasurer, vice president and president of the Jackson branch. ...

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Waggoner’s Dustin Pittman elected president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mississippi section

Dustin Pittman, PE, of Waggoner Engineering has been elected president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mississippi section. Pittman has been very active in both the Jackson branch and state sections of ASCE. He has served as young member chair and president-elect of the Mississippi section, and young member chair, treasurer, vice president and president of the Jackson branch. ...

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LEED supporters and timber industry square off for recognition

To LEED or not to LEED? That’s the question being waged by several groups in Mississippi and elsewhere. The U.S. Green Building Council developed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a building standard to make structures healthier and more energy efficient. The certification has been embraced by architects and many in the construction industry. However, the Mississippi Forestry ...

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MCEE’s goal is teaching students financial literacy

Teaching Mississippi students about money is a lofty goal, but since 2002 the Mississippi Council on Economic Education has been trying to do just that. This non-profit organization is a non-partisan educational entity founded to promote economic literacy in the state. The numbers show positive results as MCEE has trained 9,000 teachers who have in turn affected 900,000 students. It ...

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SANDERSON FARMS —From family business to major corporation

  Sanderson Farms was originally incorporated as a feed and seed store in the year 1955. From that beginning, the company has grown to be a $2.5-billion corporation. It is the third largest vertically integrated poultry processing company in the United States, producing over three billion pounds of processed poultry annually. That’s a lot of chickens in anybody’s book. The ...

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Pearl River's Ann Moore receives multiple honors

Dr. Ann Moore recently received two honors from her peers in the counseling profession. Moore, director of the Counseling, Advisement and Placement Center at Pearl River Community College, received the College Counselor of the Year Award from the Pine Belt Counseling Association, a division of the Mississippi Counseling Association. The MCA presented Moore with an award for “excellence in counseling, ...

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