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BOOK BIZ — Food snob spends dying hours looking for best flavor of his life

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi, NEWS

We can usually say that if you like one book by an author, you will like others by that same author. I’m not sure that’s the case with Gourmet Rhapsody, written by the author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery. While it’s an entertaining read, Gourmet Rhapsody will not have the wide appeal […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Once again enjoy the company of the residents of Mitford

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: BookBiz, Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Welcome back to Mitford. The many fans of Jan Karon’s popular series will enjoy this tenth book about Father Tim and the colorful inhabitants of Mitford, North Carolina. Karon is back with an update of the now-retired Father Tim Kavanagh, his wife Cynthia, Dooley, Lace and all the other inhabitants we’ve come to know and […] [...]

Early detection helps Suzanne Russell celebrate 12 years of being cancer free

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: breast cancer, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

Licensed professional counselor Suzanne B. Russell of Jackson is celebrating 12 year as a breast cancer survivor. She’s happy to say there have been no further problems since her bilateral mastectomy on Aug. 15, 2002. A retired teacher who now owns mindCARES counseling services, Russell was age 50, had no family history of breast cancer […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Reading life leads to writing life for Pat Conroy

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Pat Conroy

It’s always interesting to learn what writers read and what books have influenced them the most. It’s impossible to be a writer and not read. In Pat Conroy’s case he started reading voraciously at a young age. We all read for a variety of reasons. For this outstanding American writer there were multiple reasons to […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Buckle up for a wild ride in the Jackson drug scene

by Published: October 2,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

Fasten your seatbelt before delving into Philip Shirley’s second work of fiction, The White Lie. It’s a crime thriller that quickly pulls the reader in for a wild ride. Drug lords in Jackson, Mississippi? Innocent citizens who get pulled into this web of intrigue? That and more are woven into this tight, fast-paced story. The […] [...]

FOR THE RECORD: Court reporters’ transcripts of proceedings invaluable

by Published: September 19,2014

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Court reporters are an important spoke in the wheels of justice. Using a steno machine, voice writer or pen, they write down word for word what is spoken in court proceedings to provide an official record of what occurred and provide verbatim transcripts. “Court reporters are in the courtrooms for criminal and civil proceedings; they […] [...]

The do’s and dont’s of the MBJ’s Business Marketplace

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

With a new name and new format, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event the Mississippi Business Marketplace, takes place today, September 19, at the Mississippi Trade Mart. It’s the 31st year for the event that was previously called the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO. For the first time, vendors will be allowed to sell their […] [...]

Volunteers make MBJ’s Business Marketplace flow smoothly

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The MBJ’s Business Marketplace, formerly the Business & Technology EXPO, has a new name and format, but it still takes dedicated volunteers to make the event successful. These volunteers from the  Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership volunteer many hours of their time to ensure that things flow smoothly. “We […] [...]

Former MDA employee, Jay McCarthy, returns as CFO

by Published: September 5,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, FOCUS, MDA, Mississippi

With 30 years experience in finance, banking and economic development, Jay McCarthy is prepared for his new position as chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. His experience has included previous stints with MDA along with work in the private sector. As chief financial officer, he oversees MDA’s Financial Resources and Accounting and Finance […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Learning the realities of life after college with My Salinger Year

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, My Salinger Year, New York

Any reading, word-loving, literary-minded person will identify with Joanna Rakoff and her desire to immerse herself in the literary world of books, authors and publishing. And where to fulfill this dream? New York City, of course. In the 1990s, Rakoff leaves graduate school and takes a job as a poorly paid assistant at a famous […] [...]

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