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DAVID DALLAS — Cannabis for the rest of us

Did you know the federal government has been growing marijuana in Mississippi for over 30 years? For government use? Not at some secret location on some Mississippi back road, but on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Tons and tons of the really good stuff, so good even the feds have got […] [...]

MARTY WISEMAN: The current racial strife and the failure to educate

A sentiment being expressed with all too great a frequency lately is one characterized by a growing bewilderment at the widening of the chasm in race relations in America.  With each incident where a person of color is the ultimate recipient of action on the part of law enforcement our inability to communicate with each […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Boyce takes hot spot as IHL commissioner

Ready or not, Dr. Glenn Boyce has been named IHL Commissioner.  He steps into the hot spot abandoned by MUW president Dr. Jim Borsig and recently vacated by now University of Nebraska system president Dr. Hank Bounds.   A high performer for nine years as president of Holmes Community College, Dr. Boyce came into the IHL […] [...]

Baker Donelson recognized

Fifteen of Baker Donelson law firm’s Jackson attorneys will be ranked in 2015 edition of Chambers USA as leading practitioners in the state in specific practice areas. Recognized are: » Corporate/Commercial: William S. Mendenhall and William S. Painter. » Corporate/Commercial (Gaming & Licensing): Dan M. McDaniel Jr. (state and national) » Corporate/Commercial (Municipal Finance): Stephen […] [...]

Planters Bank promotes at 3 locations

Planters Bank and Trust, based in Greenville, recently announced eight promotions: » Parker England has been promoted to first vice president for the Greenville branch. England joined Planters Bank in November 2007. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001 and received his MBA from Mississippi State in 2002. He is a graduate of the […] [...]

Lawmakers honor Arslan and Owens at JSU

Jackson State University Chemistry Professor Dr. Zikri Arslan and Chemistry senior Harold Owens III have been honored by the Mississippi Legislature. Both were recognized by the Mississippi House and Senate on Feb. 17 as part of Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE). The event is held annually to recognize academically talented students […] [...]

Gary Gordon joins bank board

OmniBank, a community bank in Bay Springs, has announced the appointment of Gary A. Gordon to its Board of Directors, which took effect in the fall of 2014. Gordon currently serves in the position of Petroleum Marketer for Denson Oil Company in Bay Springs.  With over 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Gordon […] [...]

Source: Bryant has offered Glenn McCullough MDA job

By JACK WEATHERLY Glenn L. McCullough Jr., former mayor of Tupelo and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, has been offered the job as the next executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, according to a source familiar with the situation. McCullough said in a telephone interview with the Mississippi Business Journal  Thursday afternoon that “the MDA […] [...]

A PENNY SAVED — OTC stocks can be good, but can be risky venture

By BECKY GILLETTE enny stocks are considered by some as an easy path to riches. And although there are those who have profited from investing in these types of stocks, most of the time the investment ends with a total loss or, at least, an addiction to day trading popular Over-The-Counter stocks (OTC), said Stacey […] [...]

EastGroup makes ‘trustworthy’ list again

by Published: April 16,2015

Tags: Business, EastGroup, Mississippi, NEWS, Public Companies

By LISA MONTI  EastGroup Properties Inc. of Jackson has once again earned a spot among Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. EastGroup, a self-administered equity real estate investment trust that focuses on industrial properties in major Sunbelt markets, also made the list in 2010 and 2012. The annual list is produced by MSCI […] [...]

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