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MARK BLACKWELL: It’s a matter of trusts

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: banking and finance, Business, Mississippi, trusts

When asked to whom he intended to leave his assets at his death, one of our clients responded, “I plan on spending my last few thousand dollars on my casket.”  Another client quipped, “If I have a nickel left over, then I miscalculated!” Despite the occasional one-liner about spending their children’s inheritance, however, most people […] [...]

MASK: TEDx could be big for Jackson

By TIM MASK  For the MBJ Any of you who are familiar with much of the work I do or the efforts in which I am involved know that I am a huge advocate of Mississippi. I see our potential and all the innovative aspects of our society and it gets me really excited about […] [...]

Alabama Power closing two coal units, blames federal regulations

Alabama Power Co. says federal regulations are forcing it to close two coal-fired units at its Walker County power plant and to cease using coal at others, according to a story from the Birmingham Business Journal. The Birmingham-based utility said it will close two coal-fired units at Plant Gorgas in Walker County and work toward […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Looking at the bright side of failure

Spending 320 pages reading about failure may not seem like the most compelling idea, but hear me out. Economics and business journalist Megan McArdle’s first book makes a strong and thought-provoking case for the importance of failure. McArdle walks us through failures of all kinds: her own personal failures, numerous stories of business and entrepreneurial […] [...]

Dickey’s Barbecue opens Thursday in Tupelo

TUPELO, Mississippi — Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens its new store at 11 a.m. Thursday in Tupelo’s Barnes Shopping Center, 3946 N. Gloster St., Suite F. “We have barbecue options in Tupelo, but not the Texas-style barbecue Dickey’s Barbecue offers,” said Jason Ellis, co-owner with Marty Ballard, said in a news release. “The meats are […] [...]

HU MEENA — Moving Mississippi schools into the technology fast lane requires getting high-speed Internet into our classrooms

by Published: July 23,2014

Tags: Business, C Spire, education, Hu Meena, Mississippi, technology

Technology is rapidly changing how we educate our children.  From iPads and tablets to laptop computers, today’s classrooms look nothing like those from even a few years ago.  To power this quantum change, teachers need access to the latest digital learning platforms and schools need high-speed Internet connections for all students. Recent media reports have […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington

The McDaniel campaign may yet have their day in court to plead foul play in Mississippi’s Republican Primary, but that seems an unlikely route for McDaniel to have the chance to represent the people of Mississippi in the United States Senate. No court will rule in his favor before November. The Federal Elections Commission may […] [...]

Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta

JACKSON, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Moon River Foods announced today the company is locating a new fish processing operation in Baird, Miss., in Sunflower County. The project represents a corporate investment of $3 million and will create 100 new jobs. Working with contract fishermen licensed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, […] [...]

Blue Cross, Habitat building home for Jackson family

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is building a home for a Jackson family as part of a Covenant Build project. The home at 1027 Gentry St. will provide a home for Latoya Eubanks and her two children. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s Team Blue employees are providing 100 percent of the […] [...]

Biloxi council to consider new baseball stadium construction contract Tuesday

BILOXI, Mississippi — The Biloxi City Council will consider a construction contract Tuesday with W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. to construct the downtown baseball stadium and entertainment venue for a negotiated price of $29.13 million. City officials said Friday that the city has brought the price of MGM Park at Beau Rivage close enough […] [...]

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