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Former Greenville Parks Commission director sentenced

State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Yvette Yeager, a former employee of the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department, has been sentenced to ten years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Yeager previously plead guilty to one count of embezzlement on October 1, 2014. Yeager’s sentence will be carried out as follows: […] [...]

MDOT launches new winter weather website

by Published: January 6,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation, Weather, winter

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has launched a new website focused on winter weather preparedness. MDOT’s number one priority is the safety of the traveling public. Winter is officially upon us, and that means the chance of ice and snow, and hazardous driving conditions increases across the state. Visit, and you can learn safe […] [...]

January 2nd Digital Edition

by Published: January 5,2015

Tags: FOCUS, Law and Accounting, MBJ, Mississippi Business Journal

Click to view the January 2nd Digital Edition of the Mississippi Business Journal. [...]

Nissan sets all-time best sales record for 2014; Toyota sales rise 12.7 percent

by Published: January 5,2015

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and low interest rates, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what’s likely to be the highest level since 2006, the Associated Press reports. Nissan, which makes passenger sedans and SUVs in Canton, joined Honda in hitting record numbers for […] [...]

BOOKBIZ — Looking back at our favorite books reviewed in 2014

Lynn’s Choice — All the Light We Cannot See The end of the year brings all sorts of lists of the top this or that. It’s been a practice of Book Biz to list picks and pans of books read and reviewed during the year. But this year I’m only listing favorite books — works of […] [...]

Dr. Ngoc Phan presenting papers

Dr. Ngoc Phan, assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, has been selected to present two papers at the 86th Annual Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Conference in New Orleans in January 2015. Phan will present “Hearing The […] [...]

Pamela Scott-Bracey earns award

Pamela Scott-Bracey, a College of Education assistant professor at Mississippi State University, is the 2014 Mississippi Business Education Association’s University Educator of the Year. In years prior to this award, when she was pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Mississippi, she received the Future Business Teacher of the Year award from Future […] [...]

Natchez Trace Parkway recognizes Shirley Scott

The Natchez Trace Parkway has awarded the annual Steve Ritter Volunteer of the Year Award to Tupelo-area volunteer Shirley Scott. Scott was one of over 60 individual Volunteers-In-Parks personnel honored at the Natchez Trace Parkway’s annual volunteer appreciation banquet. The Volunteer of the Year award is named after the late Steve Ritter, a dedicated member […] [...]

Norris named to Mississippi State Board of Nursing

by Published: December 29,2014

Tags: Mississippi State Board of Nursing, Nancy Norris

Nancy Norris, Hattiesburg Clinic licensed practical nurse and manager of Endocrinology’s Glucose Sensor Clinic, was recently appointed to the Mississippi State Board of Nursing. Norris is the first Hattiesburg Clinic employee to be appointed to the board. During her nursing career of 27 years, Norris has held various nursing and clinical leadership positions, 19 of […] [...]

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson adds Richardson, Waggoner

by Published: December 29,2014

Tags: Jill Richardson, Mercedes-Benz of Jackson, Noel Waggoner

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson has added Jill Richardson as customer relations manager and Noel Waggoner as receptionist. Prior to joining Mercedes-Benz of Jackson, Richardson spent 10 years working for Gannett Media Group. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she earned a bachelor of arts in communications with an emphasis in photography and graphic imaging. She […] [...]

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