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3 Mississippi cities first to get C Spire high-speed network

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Neighborhoods in Horn Lake and Starkville and the entire town of Quitman are the first three Mississippi cities to exceed requirements and qualify for C Spire’s high-speed fiber network to the home. A Ridgeland neighborhood is expected to qualify later this week. A specified percentage of homeowner pre-registrations was needed to qualify for the 1 Gigabit per ...

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3 Mississippi cities first to get C Spire high-speed network

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Neighborhoods in Horn Lake and Starkville and the entire town of Quitman are the first three Mississippi cities to exceed requirements and qualify for C Spire’s high-speed fiber network to the home. A Ridgeland neighborhood is expected to qualify later this week. A specified percentage of homeowner pre-registrations was needed to qualify for the 1 Gigabit per ...

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McComb hospital cuts five doctors

Faced with the reality of shrinking reimbursements from the federal government for health care and rising costs as a result of the new Affordable Care Act, Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has ended its employment with five physicians and is re-evaluating all hospital employee doctors’ contracts. Southwest Health System CEO Norman Price explained that when insurance companies were leaving Mississippi ...

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BOOK BIZ — Author guides readers through elegant French Riviera society

One reviewer called this book “Downton Abbey in the South of France set in the current century.” For the many fans of this PBS Masterpiece series, that’s high praise and probably enough to get them reading Cecile David-Weill’s witty, fun book about two sisters who scheme to save their family’s home on the beautiful French Riviera. The sisters, Laure and ...

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PARENTAL GUIDANCE — Walker Tann learns about business from family

In the United States, there are more than 75 million Baby Boomers, and it is estimated that approximately 7 million of them are privately held business owners. I reference these facts because there are a large number of family-owned business owners in Mississippi that will are or will be thinking through how to transition their business in the next few ...

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Real Estate schools are seeing classes get older

While the number of real estate agents and brokers in Mississippi has declined by nearly a quarter since the recession began in 2007, many people are still interested in taking the training to become a licensed real estate agent. John Phillips, vice president of professional developmenteducation director, Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR), said over the years he has seen the ...

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DOR issues advisory to businesses on Jackson's new higher sales tax

The new City of Jackson 1 percent sales tax goes into effect March 1 and applies to activities subject to the 7 percent (or more) retail sales tax with certain exceptions, including most groceries. Businesses should begin collecting the 1 percent additional tax from their customers on March 1. The Mississippi Department of Revenue advises that it is important for ...

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School of Construction at USM adjusts to fit the needs of the business

The School of Construction at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg was formed in 2004 and is filling needs of the construction industry. In the beginning, the school included the departments of architecture, construction and industrial technology. Interior design was added in 2009. Approximately 160 universities across the country have this type of construction school. “The motivation behind the ...

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Spreading the word about … Asphalt

The Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association was established in 1966 and its primary membership consists of 16 asphalt contractors and 60 associate members. Executive director Tone Garrett has headed the association for 28 years. “Our mission is to represent the industry and to develop and promote our product,” he said. “I like to spread the word about asphalt.” For example, Garrett ...

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