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LTE: With tax cuts, Gov. Bryant dismissive of least of us

  Editor, Gov. Bryant’s plan to cut taxes is an irresponsible and callous appeal to the worst instincts of Mississippians – personal gain at the expense of the greater good. Our state rates last or near last in too many categories to list and “extra” money could be used to at least make some attempt […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: Top 5 social media campaigns of 2014 recognized at mashies

Successful social media campaigns tap into emotions, persuade action and inspire behavior – whether that’s happiness, hope, fear or yearning. Mashable, a leading digital news and social media company, recently held its annual Mashies Awards in New York, which revealed the year’s most outstanding examples of digital media from categories including Best Real-Time Marketing, Best […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Last Days of California is a compelling debut novel from a Mississippi native

It’s no secret that Mississippi has produced a number of literary luminaries, whether we’re talking about William Faulkner or Eudora Welty or Larry Brown. Our rich literary history isn’t just history, though — new voices abound, which is both encouraging and exciting. For avid readers, discovering these new writers and being able to follow their […] [...]

CINDY GRIFFIN — Community support is the heart of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi, NEWS, NON PROFIT

O n a crisp Saturday morning in October, Father Mike O’ Brien of St. Richard Catholic Church stood with a group of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area volunteers to bless Catholic Build 2014 – the future home of Carolyn Madlock and her son. “On this morning, I would like to share with you scripture, […] [...]

Four Seasons Produce finds growing customers across the Gulf Coast

By Tammy Leytham MOSS POINT — Customers who shop at Four Seasons Produce are greeted by colorful rows of tomatoes, oranges, grapes, corn, squash, pears and avocados. The refrigerated aisle holds sliced sweet potatoes, fresh greens and cut rutabagas. There’s a row of nuts — all types — almonds, walnuts, Brazil, peanuts and shelled pecans […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Hillary? Don’t even think about it, Democrats

And they’re off! How far off is yet to be determined. The next two years of Obama Impeachment Hearings will likely take a back seat to the Republican Race for the White House in 2016. The Republican field is wide open and has the potential to offer up some really good candidates, John Kasich of […] [...]

Researcher: Wild hogs not a mere nuisance

By: Marina Denny, Ed.D. Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Wild hogs are a nuisance and potential danger to farmers and landowners throughout the United States. Brought to the Americas by early Spanish explorers as a livestock animal and later transported by hunting enthusiasts, wild hogs have spread rapidly throughout the Southeast. […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: Facebook is changing news consumption

In many ways, a 26-year-old Facebook engineer is transforming the way the public consumes journalism. Greg Marra heads a team developed the technology that drives Facebook’s News Feed – the stream of updates, photographs, videos and stories that users see. He is also fast becoming one of the most influential people in the news business. […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Uncovering how habits drive our daily lives

by Published: November 7,2014

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How much of what you do in your day-to-day life is driven by habit? I bet it’s more than you think. Journalist Charles Duhigg’s excellent book, The Power of Habit, explores the role of habit in our lives, in society, and in business. It’s an eye-opening look at the fact that, as he points out […] [...]

TREY DELLINGER — Do officials have power to prevent spread of Ebola?

by Published: November 7,2014

Tags: Business, ebola, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

Several Ebola cases have recently been confirmed in the United States. Several persons who were later confirmed to have Ebola traveled freely to and within the United States, including by air and other forms of mass transit, before being admitted for treatment. Maine authorities failed at attempting to quarantine a nurse returning from a West […] [...]

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