Archive for January, 2013

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art renovations near completion

When it comes to delicate logistics, one South Mississippi renovation project tops the list. A miscue here, and an irreplaceable world treasure could be compromised. The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is nearing completion of construction that includes a new gallery, additional storage space and an expanded loading dock. Funded by a $5-million fundraising campaign […] [...]

Kirkland Hair is staying on the cutting edge

Jim McFadden still chokes up when he tells the story of Jackson barber Jeri Kirkland’s funeral. “She was a great lady,” he says of his mother-in-law. “She had a congressman be her pallbearer. She had some of the top Jackson businessmen carry her to her grave. Kings carrying their servant to her grave.” Business would […] [...]

Prize-winning investigative reporter’s memoir released this month

by Published: January 31,2013

Tags: Jack Nelson, Scoop, The Race Beat

“Scoop” is another fine example of a Mississippi publishing house presenting a book written by and about an outstanding Mississippian. It’s Jack Nelson’s memoir and was edited after his death by Matusow, his wife of 35 years. She will be at the 20th-annual Oxford Conference for the Book March 22. Nelson died in 2009 at […] [...]

Henry shows others by reaching back and giving

Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, “Experience is the teacher of all things.” For leaders, this means that each day is the opportunity to learn, grow, and become a better leader. We can learn from the examples of good and bad leaders and improve upon our own style. We are all leading and extending influence […] [...]

CEO Fred Carl resigns as Viking empire crumbles

by Published: January 31,2013

Tags: Middleby Corp., The Ramey Agency, Viking Range

Viking CEO Fred Carl has resigned from the company he built as Middleby Corp. confirmed Thursday afternoon that it had laid off earlier in the day 20 percent of Viking Range’s 700 employees. Middleby spokesperson Darcy Bretz said in an email to the Mississippi Business Journal that the cuts were made “across the Viking enterprise.” She […] [...]

Kemper rate mitigation bill similar to 2009 Georgia law

Four years ago, lawmakers in Georgia’s General Assembly approved a bill designed to lessen the rate shock for Georgia Power Co. customers related to the utility’s construction of nuclear power units. Mississippi lawmakers are considering a similar bill for Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. >> Read complete story here …   [...]

MBJ ANALYSIS: Businessman promising $1.1 billion steel plant in Arkansas has failed to deliver on big projects announced in Mississippi

John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County in northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s Big River Steel […] [...]

Coast Guard allows restricted traffic at oil spill site

VICKSBURG — The Coast Guard is permitting restricted commercial vessel traffic on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg as crews work to remove oil from a leaking barge, a Guard spokesman said today. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski said southbound commercial traffic will be allowed to pass through the area during daylight hours and northbound commercial […] [...]

ANDERSON: Governor, a beneficiary of government health insurance, is obtuse when it comes to healthcare

My first husband was 32 when he was diagnosed with cancer. Eighteen months later, he took his last breath. As sad as that is, it could have been worse. At the time, he worked for Packard Electric and was a GM employee. Thankfully, it was the old GM with great health benefits. Looking back, I […] [...]

California company chooses Bomgar solution

JACKSON — Kaiser Permanente is using Bomgar’s remote support solution to provide technology support to employees across the country. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving more than nine million members. In addition to its health plan, the organization operates 37 hospitals, more than 600 medical offices […] [...]

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