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Kenny Glavan selected as Biloxi’s acting mayor

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council unanimously accepted the resignation of Mayor A.J. Holloway and selected council President Kenny Glavan as acting mayor. Even before Tuesday’s meeting began, The Sun Herald reports Councilwoman Dixie Newman became the first council member to announce she will run in the election to fill Holloway’s unexpired term. Felix Gines, […] [...]

Mississippi woman accused in prescription pill conspiracy

GULFPORT — A federal grand jury has indicted a South Mississippi woman on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances outside the scope of a medical practice. The Sun Herald reports Patricia Maria Leavens is accused of conspiring to distribute and dispense the prescription painkiller hydrocodone and anti-anxiety drug Xanax […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Leadership crumbling along with highways and bridges

“Somebody’s going to be killed,” Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall stressed to the Clarion-Ledger, pointing to a study that shows Mississippi has 2,275 structurally deficient bridges. “That’s what’s going to happen.”   The huge tax cut wind howling out of the State Capitol just flicked his spittle back at him. » READ MORE — MDOT […] [...]

DeSoto Co. school district recommended for reaccreditation

by Published: March 6,2015

Tags: Business, Common Core, DeSoto County, education, Mississippi, NEWS

HERNANDO — The DeSoto County school system has been recommended for reaccreditation for five years following a three-day, on-site review process by an international accrediting organization. The Commercial Appeal reports AdvancED gave an exit report to school board members this week following its seven-member team’s review. Lead evaluator Steve Oborn offered a glowing review of […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Make it in Mississippi

Mississippi has a storied history when it comes to making something new, creative and world renowned. I’m always talking about how innovative Mississippians are, especially when traveling out of state. I think there is just something in the water here. Or maybe like William Faulkner said, it’s because, “to understand the world you must first […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Gunn steals tax cut spotlight

by Published: March 4,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Phillip Gunn, Politics, tax

For the past several years Gov. Phil Bryant has pushed hard for the Legislature to adopt a rational budget process called “performance-based budgeting.”   No doubt this rational approach to budgeting – budgeting includes both revenues and expenses – led the Governor to put forward his reasonable request for a tax cut. He proposed an […] [...]

Kemper plant employee gag order continued

by Published: February 27,2015

Tags: Kemper, Southern Co.

  Jack Weatherly A Jefferson County, Ala. judge on Friday extended for another month a gag order preventing  a key manager at Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal-fired power plant from making public statements about the facility. The parent of Mississippi Power Co., Atlanta-based Southern Co., contends that the information would do great harm to […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: When Bill Cooley talks, people listen

by Published: February 26,2015

Tags: Bill Cooley, Business, Cat Island Books, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Hardwick

Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s there was a string of commercials for a stock brokerage firm that featured someone, usually a professional-type in a public setting, having a conversation with another person. One person would ask, “What does your broker say?” The other person would reply, “My broker is E.F. Hutton, and […] [...]

MBJ Business Woman of the Year Top 10

MBJ Business Woman of the Year Top 10 Linda Bynum  The City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce For Linda Bynum, helping others has become a way of life.  The executive director for the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Bynum is involved in fundraising for several non-profits, including Hospice Ministries Chapel, American Cancer Society, Adam’s […] [...]

JOSH MABUS — Inbound marketing is fueled by wishful thinking

by Published: February 26,2015

Tags: Business, Josh Mabus, Mississippi, NEWS, Tupelo

I have had many people try to convince me inbound marketing is the most effective tool for marketing in the online era, but I’m not biting. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, it basically says that through blogs, social media posts and search-engine optimization a business can attract strangers to interact with your […] [...]

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