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Coming storm? MEMA on high alert

While the weather today could not be more delightful, a potentially destructive storm system is brewing to the west and emergency management officials are facing a potentially long weekend. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting an outbreak of severe weather beginning Sunday and lasting into Monday and perhaps even Tuesday. The threat is greatest in the north and central ...

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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Kristian Agoglia looking good

A few years ago, Keith McFarland wrote a book titled The Breakthrough Company, which was based on a five-year study he did of more than 7,000 companies. I like his book because it focuses on how middle market companies can achieve lasting success. Too often, business books are geared towards large global companies which has little relevance for small and ...

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DUDE, don't do it! Too much vacation fun in a marijuana-friendly state could be costly when you return to work

Yes, Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and other states now permit medical marijuana. But if you’re tempted to partake of some pot on a vacation out West, just remember, if you test positive in your workplace back in Mississippi, you’ll likely lose your job. Susan Fahey Desmond, a shareholder in the Jackson Lewis law firm ...

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DANCEL makes the case for lawyers in court

Danny and Celeste O’Keefe started DANCEL INC., an advertising and production company, in 1984 on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Since then it has evolved into a multimedia agency that has found its niche in litigation support, working for both plaintiff and defense firms on cases ranging from corporate patent infringement to medical malpractice. “We were ahead of our ...

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ALAN TURNER: Sen. Cochran visits with Madison County leaders

On Tuesday, Sen. Thad Cochran spoke to a group of several hundred Madison County business and civic leaders gathered at the Jackson Country Club. Billed as “Coffee with the Senator,” the event was actually a very nice luncheon, complete with live entertainment from the Raphael Semmes Ensemble and Derrick Burt.  The event was sponsored by the Madison County Business League ...

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Company aims for ‘net zero’ energy costs

The owners of M2C Energy Solutions, a full-service energy saving products company, is getting ready for its national rollout at the end of the month. Based in Gulfport, the company researches, educates and recommends products, systems and services for residential and commercial customers who want to save money on energy. Terry Mobbs, who created the company and is its director ...

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