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White named Board President of the Jackson Association of Health Underwriters

Angela White Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., a subsidiary of Trustmark, has announced that Assistant Vice President Angela P. White has been named as the 2018-2019 Board President of the Jackson Association of Health Underwriters, an organization of health insurance agents and brokers. White has more than 20 years of insurance and employee benefits experience.  She joined Fisher Brown Bottrell ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: GOP leaders call Democrats dangerous enemy

BILL CRAWFORD Mississippi Democrats are a scary, dangerous enemy. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves set the stage in Neshoba County Fair speeches. Gunn focused his speech on stern warnings about Democrats, according to a Y’all Politics report. Reeves claimed he had been “under attack from Democrats and their liberal allies in the media,” reported ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: How to speak to a college class

PHIL HARDWICK The fall academic semester approaches. If you are successful in business there’s a good chance that sooner or later you will be asked to speak to a college class about your company or a current business issue. The experience can be personally rewarding or a flop. I’ve been teaching as an adjunct professor/instructor at the college level since ...

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Nurses striving to make for a better Mississippi

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT When we step into a doctor’s office the first person we meet is a nurse who does seemingly everything in preparation: measuring and weighing, symptom-tracking, and even needle poking. Nowadays in Mississippi it may be more common to visit a nurse than it is to visit a doctor, especially an Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN). An APRN ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Perhaps we don’t care what the truth is?

Do Americans want to be deceived?    In 2012 Marquette University ethics professor emeritus Dr. Daniel McGuire penned an amazingly contemporary piece entitled “The Loneliness of the Truth Teller” for the Huffington Post.   He wrote there is a “striking conviction of the Jewish and Christian biblical writers that people perversely seem to want to be deceived. The third century ...

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Vertex Aerospace Madison location named as corporate headquarters

Vertex Aerospace was recently acquired by American Industrial Partners, which has named Vertex’s Madison, Mississippi, location as its new headquarters. The announcement marks a $1.42 million corporate investment and creates approximately 70 new jobs over the next two years. “Vertex Aerospace has long been known around the state, the U.S. and the world as an industry leader in the aerospace ...

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206 Fish, Steak & Seafood House opening downtown Tupelo

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – After nearly three years of running Southern Steak & Fish, owner Blake Estes has decided to go in another direction. He closed the restaurant on Industrial Road over the weekend, but is opening a new restaurant in about three weeks. It will be called 206 Fish, Steak & Seafood House. It will ...

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Renasant customers get new quick payment app

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Waiting for money to show up in your account – or a merchant’s account – doesn’t always have to take a few days. Digital P2P, or Peer-to-Peer, payment systems like PayPal, Venmo and Square aren’t new, but the transfer of money isn’t instantaneous. But a new system, Zelle, promises to have the exchange done ...

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BOB BOX — New IRS audit rules and the need to revise your partnership/LLC agreement now

BOB BOX The IRS’s new partnership audit rules took effect this year creating the need for all partnerships and most LLCs to review and revise their partnership agreements and LLC agreements. The manner in which the IRS will audit partnerships and LLCs under the new rules has dramatically changed the landscape for these entities. It is easier now for the ...

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