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Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Bryant calls him 'best for Mississippi'

By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll taken among the guests gathered ...

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Barbour warns of divisions in Republican party

NEW ORLEANS — Even as Republicans preach the need for solidarity, divisions between the tea party and the GOP establishment are clear at a national conservative summit. Former Republican Party Chairman Haley Barbour played the part of elder statesman yesterday, warning delegates to the Republican Leadership Conference that the party must embrace compromise to win more elections, particularly the 2016 ...

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Jim Rosenblatt elected fellow of Mississippi Bar Foundation

Dean James H. Rosenblatt of Ridgeland was elected as Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.  He was inducted into membership at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Fellows Induction Ceremony held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson in April. Dean Rosenblatt was raised on the Rosenblatt family farm in Fort Adams, Mississippi, and attended school in Woodville. He is a cum laude graduate ...

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TODD SMITH — Key shifts in social media strategy, new dictionary words emerge

Do you ever wonder how marketers and business owners are using social media to grow their business? Whether they are concerned about declining Facebook reach? What platforms and strategies they intend to invest their time in? Wonder no more. Social Media Examiner has just released its annual Social Media Marketing Industry Report after surveying more than 2,800 marketers. The one ...

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WILLOUGHBY — Paul McNeill remained loyal and built a successful business

Management guru Peter Drucker is attributed the quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  His statement is often repeated to emphasize the importance of culture in building a great organization.   Companies like Southwest Airlines or Zappos are some of the most well-known examples of companies that have achieved tremendous success by nurturing their culture.  Zappos CEO Tony Hseigh noted in ...

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Katy Tillman has a passion for banking, food and fitness

By profession she’s a loan administrator with Southern AgCredit, but cooking is an important part of Katy Tillman’s life. Now a resident of Flora, she grew up in Vicksburg where she spent lots of time in the kitchen with her mother and grandmothers as far back as she can remember. That background and love of cooking led to Tillman winning ...

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Bankers’ INTEREST means NO INTEREST for Habitat for Humanity

IN 28 YEARS, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area has built 590 homes and rehabilitated and/or weatherized more than 155 homes, making it the largest single-family housing developer in Jackson and one of the top Habitat affiliates in the nation. The goal is to help low to moderate income families attain home ownership which in turn helps create jobs and ...

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JOHN SCOTT — A strong statement that sends a message

I n the last few weeks, there have been several noteworthy developments in the tax world that have broad practical and policy application and merit further discussion because of their impact on taxpayers and our tax system overall. First, let’s start with the health care law and its raft of new taxes. The recent announcement that over eight million people ...

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