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Diners can enjoy good food and locations while helping small businesses


By LYNN LOFTON Having a good meal in an unusual setting is an enjoyable experience. When that pleasure also means the money paid to have the experience goes toward grants to help small businesses, it’s even better. The Magnolia Business Alliance created the Social Supper to help fund its grant programs, and they’re spreading some cheer and good eats while doing ...

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BOOK BIZ — Narcissistic fashion world background for tale of friendship


This award-winning book is an odd story — sometimes twisted — that compels the reader to continue to the end. First published in 2005 and again in 2006, it’s the story of a 20-year friendship between two women as told through the thoughts of a stumbling, wreck-of-a-life former model, Alison. Veronica is the eccentric middle-aged office temp who somehow strikes ...

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Brown Bass & Jeter demands communication, integrity, professionalism in fostering client relationships

Brown Bass & Jeter law firm consists of (from left) Katrina Brown, Latoya Jeter and Lilli Evans Bass. The Jackson firm focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, government law, bankruptcy, employment law and premises liability.

By LYNN LOFTON There’s a new law firm in town, Brown Bass & Jeter, PLLC, started by three accomplished young women who’re on a mission to bring their kind of law practice to the area. “Brown Bass & Jeter, PLLC, was founded Aug. 1, 2015, with the vision for minority women attorneys to own and manage a law practice representing corporations, ...

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Despite demands, Gulf Coast real estate on the upswing


By LYNN LOFTON  As with most things on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the real estate market has experienced the ‘new normal’ since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Factors other than the storm — including the national recession — also affected coastal real estate but the market is improving, according to Coast realtors. Deborah McGhee, owner/broker of McGhee Realty in Saucier, is ...

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It’s not ‘if’ a business has a cybersecurity breach, but more likely ‘when’ it will happen


By LYNN LOFTON  Cyber security is on the minds of business and professional people as issues and threats increase. No sector is immune from these issues. Alisa Chestler, shareholder and chair of the privacy and information security team for the Baker Donelson law firm, says cyber concerns can not be ignored by any type of business. “It affects all businesses,” ...

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Memorial’s RevUp provides monitoring after hospital stay

By LYNN LOFTON Often patients are released from the hospital with a fistful of instructions and a bagful of medications. What then? For more than two years Memorial Hospital at Gulfport looked for ways to do more care coordination to help patients have better followup and quality of life and to prevent having to re-enter the hospital. “Care coordination has ...

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BOOK BIZ — If you haven’t read The Goldfinch, please do


When native Mississippian Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Goldfinch in 2014, all of us Mississippians were proud. Her honor was duly reported in this column, but I didn’t run out and buy it. I wanted to read it, but somehow, at that time, I wasn’t up to the daunting 784 pages. Later, a friend gave ...

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Employers support the expanded role of National Guard

The importance of the Mississippi National Guard has always been understood by state employers, but with multiple deployments in recent years Guard members’ role has expanded. U.S. wars in the Middle East have meant longer and more deployments by Guard members to augment the regular Army. As valuable members of the work force, these citizen soldiers play dual roles. According ...

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