Posts Tagged ‘MBJ column’

In the crosshairs: Performance management may be our salvation

by Marty Wiseman Published: December 4,2011

Tags: government, Marty Wiseman, MBJ column, performance management, social services

Only a passing glance toward Washington, D.C., is sufficient to remind us that the gathering fiscal storm clouds are becoming more ominous by the day. Yet, in Mississippi we still have to live with the lists and rankings that constantly remind us of the dire straights in which many of our citizens find themselves. The […] [...]

Ditching the ‘South’ maybe best thing for the evolving C Spire

by Nancy Anderson Published: October 23,2011

Tags: C Spire, Cellular South, for sale, marketing firm, MBJ column, Mind Over Money, Nancy Anderson

Cellular South recently changed its name to C Spire. I’m sure they paid a marketing firm a lot of money for that name. And I’m sure the marketing firm paid a lot of focus group people to sit around and rate various names. But, for the life of me, I can’t understand how they landed […] [...]

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: Any common ground?

by Marty Wiseman Published: October 23,2011

Tags: Glenn Beck, Marty Wiseman, MBJ column, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street Movement, Tea Party

It was bound to happen. Over the last couple of years the TEA Party has had such public areas as the Washington Mall and Capitol Hill virtually all to themselves. Their presence and enthusiasm served as living proof that the greatest government guarantee on the globe today – the 1st Amendment to the United States […] [...]

iSad — Jobs’ death affects all

by Stephen McDill Published: October 16,2011

Tags: Apple, Danglar Slovakia, Mac, MBJ column, Stephen McDill, Steve Jobs

Where were you when Steve Jobs died? I was browsing iTunes when I got a text on my iPhone delivering the sad news. Now I am writing this post on my Power Mac G4. The pundits are comparing the late founder and CEO of Apple Computer to Thomas Edison. Jobs’ friend and longtime colleague Steve […] [...]

Healthcare changes are a-coming

by Ike Trotter Published: October 9,2011

Tags: healthcare, Ike Trotter, MBJ column

Unless reversed through some miraculous political turn of events in the coming days, the era of Obamacare is getting closer at hand. Like it or not, here are a few major and minor adjustments to keep you abreast of what is in store for not only 2012, but 2013 and 2014, as well. And if […] [...]

If the economy stinks, why are so many folks at Disney World?

by Nancy Anderson Published: October 9,2011

Tags: Disney World, economy, MBJ column, money, Nancy Anderson

Ninety percent of Americans say the U.S. economy stinks. A CNN online poll shows that 72 percent think we’re heading into another recession. No surprises here. We’re all walking around with a cloud hanging over us. Doom and gloom is all I hear these days. Then, I attend a conference in Orlando, Fla. You know, […] [...]

Unpeeling the Republican onion

by Marty Wiseman Published: October 9,2011

Tags: Marty Wiseman, MBJ column, Mitt Romney, republicans, Rick Perry

Like it or not, the Presidential election campaign is upon us. It is quite amazing that the process of electing a President is now a two-year ordeal – fully half of a four-year Presidential term. As the trite saying goes, “it is what it is” so we all best get ready. The able staff of […] [...]

Press limitations kept the complete Troy Davis story from getting told

by Ted Carter Published: October 2,2011

Tags: MBJ column, Savannah (Ga.), Ted Carter, Troy Davis

Savannah police perp-walked Troy Davis my first day on the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News metro desk back in August 1989. Just named the trigger-man in the shooting death of Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail, the handcuffed young black man wore an illustrated T-shirt promoting “Turtles Records & Tapes,” a local record store. The future business […] [...]

Banks penalizing us for their idea … geez!

by Nancy Anderson Published: October 2,2011

Tags: MBJ column, money, Nancy Anderson

One Sunday morning, I opened my paper to find that my bank was instituting monthly debit card fees. What!?! Don’t they make enough off us? A new law caps the charges on debit fees. This is in recognition of the change in our system of exchange. I rarely have cash in my pocket anymore. Who […] [...]

Companies ‘moving on up’

by Phil Hardwick Published: October 2,2011

Tags: MBJ column, Phil Hardwick

When a large company makes it known to the local community that it is considering relocating to another state or closing its facility the local public officials go into action. They figure out ways to offer incentives of every kind to keep the company in town. But what happens when a family decides to move […] [...]

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