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Best Steakhouses in Mississippi: SHAPLEY’S

For a quarter of a century, Shapley’s Restaurant in Ridgeland has been serving up steaks that keeps customers coming back time and again. “The reason for our longevity in the restaurant arena is the quality of the product we serve to choose,” said Scott Koestler, the owner of the restaurant since 1998. Koestler started working in the restaurant in 1992, ...

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‘Massive burden’

Mississippi bankers believe Consumer Protection Bill is addressing the wrong symptom and doing little to address the problems that led to economic downturn The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R.4173) was signed into law by President Barak Obama July 23. The act puts the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down ...

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Pearson never had any doubt

Banking in family’s DNA   John Pearson was destined to be a banker. “My father was a banker at a small independent bank in the Delta, so it’s what I grew up knowing about. He always loved what he did, so when it was time for me to go to college, I naturally gravitated towards a major in banking and ...

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UMMC opens two new state-of-the-art clinics

One offers specialty care for women, the other marks a first If you need medical care in Flowood, life just got a little easier. University Physicians has recently opened two clinics. University Physicians-Women’s Specialty Care at Mirror Lake opened in May, offering women of all ages some of the most advanced care in the region. Designed exclusively for women who ...

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WCU osteopathic class ready for orientation

First-of-its-kind school of medicine in state shows William Carey’s vision Mississippi will soon have its second school of medicine when the College of Osteopathic Medicine opens at William Carey University in Hattiesburg.  “This is not only a great addition to William Carey’s curriculum and campus, but it is a great addition to our state,” said Barbara Hamilton, executive assistant to ...

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College students mean $3.5B to capital economy

Economic development team launches program aimed at increasing enrollment in Hinds County   With an economic impact of nearly $3.5 billion in Hinds County, college education is big business. Because of that, The Hinds County Economic Development District (HCEDD) has launched a campaign aimed at increasing enrollment in the county’s colleges and universities.  “We just kicked off the campaign,” said ...

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Yates always on list of top U.S. contractors

    For more than 45 years, W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, based in Philadelphia, has been a leader in the construction industry. The company has built its reputation with a commitment to on-time construction, within budget and to the clients’ satisfaction. And while the company has grown continually since it was founded in 1963, it has always ...

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150 YEARS

State’s first insurance company celebrates a milestone event   For some companies, a major milestone may be 10, 25 or even 50 years in business. But the milestone for Ross & Yerger Insurance Inc. is much more impressive. The company, which was the first insurance company in the state, is celebrating 150 years as a risk-management company, and a proud ...

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Re-made and re-charged

Hancock has perfected approach for company founded in 1957   Sometimes, the best way for a company to remain successful is to redefine itself. Such is the case with Hancock Fabrics.  Founded in 1957, Hancock Fabrics developed the concept of a total fabric retailer. More than just a specialty shop, the first stores opened by Hancock Fabrics were cost-efficient and ...

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One year and already an anchor

Convention center helping make Capital City a destination location Years prior to the grand opening, the citizens of Jackson overwhelmingly voted in support for a convention complex. And when it finally opened last year, the grand opening celebration attracted more than 30,000 guests through a free community open house and reception.  Now one year later, the Jackson Convention Complex has ...

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