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Mississippi DEQ wants your ideas for Environmental Justice conference

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is seeking suggestions on speakers and topics for Environmental Justice conference the state agency is sponsoring this year to recognize the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s signing of the Environmental Justice Executive Order. The conference will bring together communities, non-profit organizations, researchers, businesses, healthcare professionals, state and local government and federal partners committed to addressing ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Lynn Fitch a leader on the move

T ommy Newberry, a leading success coach based in Atlanta, wrote a very insightful book entitled Success is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices Change Your Life. Newberry began writing the book as a letter to his son to share the principles of success he believed in, and then he morphed this document into a bestselling book. While the book ...

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BOOK BIZ — Looking back at interesting year for books

Taking a quick look back, 2013 was an interesting year for Book Biz, and it’s time to choose picks and pans. A variety of newly released books and older books were reviewed and hopefully there was something for everyone’s tastes. It seems not as many books were published by Mississippi writers, or we didn’t hear about as many. In this ...

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Whole Foods sets grand opening; to offer pre-opening tours

JACKSON — Whole Foods Market will open its doors Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. at Highland Village in Jackson, according to release from the company. The 34,000-square-foot store will feature an organic salad bar, in-store smoked barbecue, fresh-made gelato, natural body care and nutritional supplements, beer growler filling station and the Yazoo Bend Coffee & Taproom with 4 beers ...

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Coast enjoying second-home boom

The Mississippi Coast, especially the western portion, is seeing a boom in the second-home market, which is returning after a post-Katrina dry spell. Louisianians from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette are building or buying homes, many replacing ones lost in the 2005 storm. Some Realtors say the activity is a spillover from the red-hot housing market New Orleans is ...

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State’s Carr Riggs & Ingram part of larger team

The Jackson office of Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC serves Mississippi in a local way but has the resources of the larger regional firm. This firm of certified public accountants and business advisors was formed ten years ago with the merger of the Enterprise, Ala., Destin, Fla., and Montgomery, Ala., offices. The Enterprise office is also the corporate headquarters. As ...

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Legal fees can grow quickly for cities

With attorneys commonly charging $100 to $150 per hour, it can take a big bite out of a city’s finances for legal fees, especially for cities that have been involved in annexation battles. In the 2013 calendar year, the City of Biloxi paid $581,741 to one law firm, Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC. Biloxi paid another $127,088 to Michael ...

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Strobel, former president of MUW, dies in car accident

COLUMBUS — James W. Strobel, who served 1977-88 as president of Mississippi University for Women, died Jan. 8 in a car accident in Florida where he was living. He was 80. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Strobel received his bachelor’s degree in botany at Ohio University and earned a doctorate in plant pathology at Washington State University. He was named the 11th ...

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