Home » Author Archives: For the MBJ (page 2)

Author Archives: For the MBJ

JOSH MABUS — Which more do you want?

The busier you are, the more important and successful you’ll be. I don’t believe that for a second, but a lot of people seem to adhere to the notion that “being in business” means “having busyness.” How many times have you asked a friend or coworker, “How are you?” Only to receive the exasperated reply: “Busy.” I hear it a ...

Read More »

TODD SMITH — Band-Aid, Amazon, Dawn, Google top brands among women

Band-Aid, Amazon, Dawn, Google and M&M’s are the five best-perceived brands by women, according to YouGov BrandIndex. In conjunction with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, consumer perception research firm YouGov BrandIndex released a ranking of the best-perceived brands by women, as well as the ones that have improved the most in perception in the last year. Women were ...

Read More »

Former U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III joins Butler Snow

Butler Snow has announced that Edward L. Stanton III – former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee – has joined the firm in its Memphis office. Stanton will practice with the firm’s White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations team and its Commercial Litigation Practice Group. “Ed had a very successful track record as U.S. Attorney and is highly regarded by ...

Read More »

Shell building proposed next to Panda Express

TUPELO – A nearly 5,200-square-foot shell building designated for retail could be built next to Panda Express in Tupelo. The building would be built just south of the restaurant on the current property, which has only one entrance/exit. Plans show that would not change. According to plans filed with the city’s planning department, the building permit value of the shell ...

Read More »

BILL CRAWFORD: Concentrated power on rise in Mississippi Legislature

Concentrated power in the Legislature waxes and wanes with the attitudes of rank and file members. At times, Speakers of the House and Lieutenant Governors have wielded dictator-like power. At other times, members have risen up and made the bodies operate more democratically. Concentrated power is waxing once again as rank and file legislators cede power to their leaders.   The Mississippi ...

Read More »

Fantasy sports bill approved, could mean small revenue bump

By BOBBY HARRISON The Mississippi Legislature, struggling for ways to fund state government in the midst of sluggish revenue collections, should have at least a little help on the way. On Wednesday, the 52-member Senate approved with six no votes and sent to Gov. Phil Bryant legislation regulating and taxing fantasy sports. If Bryant signs the legislation into law, it will ...

Read More »

DENNIS SEID: What we knew and when we knew it

Looking back at the decade since Toyota announced it was building a plant in Blue Springs, I’m still a bit surprised by the credit my newspaper was given for “keeping the news secret” until the day of the official announcement. To be honest, we didn’t know much more than anyone the day before it happened. What did we know and ...

Read More »

Tupelo again ranked a top micropolitan

TUPELO – The Tupelo area has again been named one of the most active micropolitans in the country. The area was ranked fifth – down one notch from a year ago. It’s the eighth time since 2005 Tupelo has finished in the top 10. Tupelo has finished in the top 25 micropolitan rankings 13 times. The U.S. Census Bureau lists ...

Read More »

JOSH MABUS — A dancing baby started it all

Do you remember that annoying little animation that wouldn’t go away in the ‘90s? The looped animation of a diapered baby doing a cha-cha gained national attention when it was featured on the television show “Ally McBeal.” Before that appearance, the dancing baby had already made its rounds on the burgeoning “modern” Internet in web forums, chat rooms and individual ...

Read More »