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THE SPIN CYCLE — Key results from Pew’s social media survey

As Meerkat loses the spotlight to Periscope and everyone tries to remember what Ello was all about, we could use a bit of research for clarity on the current state of social media. The ever-reliable Pew Research Center did just that with its extensive study on The Digital Lives of Teenagers. Here are the top […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Novel tells of sacrifices and dangerous days of the Great War

This novel of the Great War tells a story of personal growth, sacrifice and family liaisons, but it also tells a not-so-well-known story of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps of World War I.  There are  accounts of battlefield medical care and surgery of that war that are often overlooked too. Field hospitals were a far […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Thank you for letting me know you’re old

Anniversary sales are the worst. They’re the vestigial tail of marketing — outdated and unnecessary. Somehow they haven’t gotten the evolutionary hint that they’re no longer needed. This tactic leads the pack in a host of outdated practices that only benefit the media outlets where the ads are placed. What would you do if a […] [...]

Deepwater Horizon Five Years Later — Restoring the Mississippi coast starts with a strong foundation

Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and kicking off the worst man-made environmental disaster in U.S. history. When the well was finally capped 87 days later, the oil had already done unprecedented damage to Gulf of Mexico waters, wildlife, and fisheries, as well as the […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: The third grade reading gate, book buddies and school principals

by Published: April 16,2015

Tags: Business, column, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Hardwick

For third graders in Mississippi the gate is about to be opened or closed for them to enter the fourth grade next year because this is the year that they must pass a test to make certain they are reading at grade level. The requirement is an effort to make certain that social promotions no […] [...]

COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: Loans disguised as government bonds (BOANs)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Commercial Finance 701 is a continuing series on commercial loans written exclusively for the Mississippi Business Journal.  This series is geared to lenders, developers, investors and transactional attorneys. Sir Thomas More, the obstinate attorney who — literally — lost his head over religion, is often misquoted as suggesting the profession of lawyers is “to […] [...]

Real Estate Forum panelists: Lenders, investors hungry for deals on residential rentals in Miss., elsewhere

By TED CARTER Such Mississippi cities as Ridgeland and Pearl are fed up with multi-family residential complexes to the point they want to retroactively zone them out of existence. But the market for such developments across Mississippi and the rest of the South is white hot and likely to grow even hotter, said commercial real estate […] [...]

(WITH VIDEO) ALAN TURNER — Blake Wallace sees good things ahead for Hinds county

by Published: April 16,2015

Tags: Business, Clinton, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS

In a recent meeting with Blake Wallace, executive director of the Hinds County Economic Development Authority, we asked him how he sees the prospects for Hinds in the next decade. “When we look 10-20 years down the road, we see good things for Hinds County,” he said.  “We must continue to do the right things […] [...]

Chancery Court’s interpretation of ‘public use’ will guide ruling on Westin money

By TED CARTER  How “public purpose” should be defined under Mississippi’s urban renewal laws is a question Hinds Chancery Judge Michael Singletary is thinking over. The question is at the heart of a challenge to the use of tax dollars as collateral for loans on a Westin hotel planned for downtown Jackson. In a hearing […] [...]

TRANSITION AT THE MDA — Is Mississippi better off than it was 3 years ago?

By JACK WEATHERLY  Is Mississippi better off than it was three years ago? That’s a fair enough question when it comes to measurable matters such as jobs created and money invested. The answer is: depends on whom you’re asking. And what you’re asking. When the Mississippi Development Authority announced April 8 that Brent Christensen  was […] [...]

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