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Former Godwin CEO Danny Mitchell dies at 66

Danny Mitchell, the former chairman and CEO of GodwinGroup, died suddenly Sunday morning of a heart attack. He was 66. Mitchell, who was a well-known and respected member of the Mississippi business community, retired as Senior Partner and Chairman in 2012. When he was chairman and CEO he grew Godwin into one of the top […] [...]

I-55 construction work around Jackson is expected to stretch well into 2015

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, transportation, trucking

Several projects are underway on Interstate 55 in the Jackson Metro area by the Mississippi Department of Transportation in an effort to keep traffic flowing smoothly in the growing region. These projects, their approximate costs and estimated completion dates include the following: » Lakeland Drive improvements — approximately $1.7 million; estimated completion, November 2014. » […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — As the NFL kicks-off, here are top branding mistakes that could delay the game

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, marketing, Mississippi, public relations

The NFL season has officially kicked-off, and hardly anything can sack the brand that has become the most successful sport across the land. However, the sport, like any entity, has its challenges, and it will be interesting to see how the league navigates serious pitfalls as it seeks to add luster to its golden image. […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — The compelling story of an American maverick fighting for fairness

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: books, Business, Louann Lofton, Mississippi, Warren Buffett

By focusing on one American furniture magnate fighting to save his company, Beth Macy’s recently published Factory Man paints an effective picture of the broader industry, which has, overall, switched to importing furniture instead of making it stateside. She also highlights the difficult, ongoing implications for thousands of displaced workers, putting faces and names to […] [...]

Madison County’s Creative Economy Council to host after-hours event

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Jan Collins, Madison, Madison County, Mississippi, NEWS

The Madison County Creative Economy Council (MCCEC) will host a business after hours event on Thursday, Sept. 25 featuring music, exhibitors, refreshments and networking at the Farmer’s Table Cooking School at the Town of Livingston. The group’s goal is to build business-to-business relationships within Madison County, and it works to promote and celebrate Madison County’s […] [...]

UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player

JACKSON — It’s the mantra drilled into the heads of coaches and athletes for decades: Drink plenty of water so you won’t get dehydrated. But in the wake of the recent death of Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks in which hydration and low sodium levels were issues, experts at the University of Mississippi Medical […] [...]

Singing River cuts ribbon on renovated Southeast Tower

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System (SRHS) has cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Southeast Tower at Singing River Hospital. The completely remodeled facility houses ortho/neuro, surgery, urology, OBGYN and pediatric patients at the hospital. The tower is three floors tall and features 15 rooms on the first floor and 16 rooms on both […] [...]

Entergy again makes top 10 for economic development efforts

NEW ORLEANS — For the seventh consecutive year, Entergy Corporation has been named one of the nation’s top 10 utilities in economic development for 2013 by Site Selection magazine. The company was chosen for its efforts to help attract nearly $21 billion in projects, which could result in as many as 9,200 jobs across its […] [...]

Thousands of acres of Delta farmland to go on auction block

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Approximately 4,783 acres of cropland in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi has been slated for auction Oct. 22. Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company is managing the auction, in cooperation with Walker Auctions and Paul A. Lynn & Associates, LLC. Almost half the land — 2,357 acres — is located in Sunflower County, […] [...]

Natchez Trace sees drop in visitors in August; year-to-date numbers flat

TUPELO — The number of visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway so far this year is essentially flat compared to 2013, and the Trace saw a significant decrease last month. Superintendent Mary Risser said, “This year, 496,436 people used the Parkway in August, compared to 533,555 who were counted in 2013.” In 2013, the Trace […] [...]

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