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Is law degree worth the investment?

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: investment, law degree, loan, Matthew Hall, Ole Miss law school

The average graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) School of Law has a student loan debt of $70,000 to $75,000.  At the height of the recession, some law school grads had trouble landing attorney jobs making enough to pay back the loan. However, the Ole Miss law school has decreased the number of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

CenterPoint Energy consolidates 3 smaller offices into one

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi, NEWS

CenterPoint Energy employees are settling in after moving in July to the company’s new location at 300 Executive Park Boulevard in Byram. The new building has 10,000 square feet of office space and 3,000 feet of warehouse space. There also is a training room and conference room for the staff’s use. “We consolidated the Brookhaven, […] [...]

Dredge Jadwin has been keeping channels of the Mighty Mississippi open since 1933

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, FOCUS, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) affectionately refers to the Dredge Jadwin as “a River Heroine.” The machine known as a dustpan dredge built in 1933 is still in operation keeping the channels of the Mississippi River open for shipping. The Mississippi River plays a critical role in the nation’s transportation system. “It is […] [...]

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. » […] [...]

Jobs for Jacksonians — Program has found employment for more than 1,000 people since 2011, and continues to build

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi

The city of Jackson created an initiative in 2011 to help residents in the metro area find jobs during the economic downturn. The purpose of the Jobs for Jacksonians Program, which is free to participants, is to provide employment assistance and a single point of access to services to help job seekers enter or re-enter […] [...]

COO of TL Wallace Construction keeps eye on revenue growth and profits

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi, NEWS

Justin Morgan was barely entering the decade of his 30s when he landed a job that was perfect for his skills learned from earlier work experience combined with his construction engineering studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. Two years ago Morgan was named chief operating officer and secretary/treasurer of TL Wallace Construction Company, one […] [...]

Honoring the best in building — Engineering council selects 2014 excellence award winners

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi

Six Mississippi firms were awarded 2014 top honors for their excellence in engineering by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi. CEC/MS annually recognizes the year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments by awarding projects that demonstrate the highest degree of achievement, value, innovation, and integrity. “We have a lot of engineering talent in Mississippi that […] [...]

‘Eight’ more than enough: Arc Technologies software a paperless solution to human resources nightmares

Arc Technologies has developed a web-based software package that can help companies with multiple locations operate efficiently without all those paper forms that can cause havoc if they aren’t handled properly. Clark Spencer, CFO of a large Sonic restaurant franchisee in Ridgeland, asked Cameron Arcemont, an experienced programmer, to find a way to process all […] [...]

A down-to-earth mission — Mississippi Enterprise for Technology is Stennis’ connection to the business community

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

  The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology, now in its 20th year, has a high-tech address at Stennis Space Center but a down-to-earth mission. “You can bill us as the business connection at Stennis to the business community,” said Charlie Beasley, MSET’s president and CEO. “We focus on different industries that either are emerging in the […] [...]

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