Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

BOOK BIZ — University life and coming of age altered after 9/11

As much as I enjoy reading books set in other countries and eras, in the spirit of variety I try to read some books set in this country and in a contemporary time period. A Gate at the Stairs takes place in a university town in Wisconsin and on a farm in a rural part […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Share and share alike

When you hear the term “sharing economy,” you might think socialist plot, or more likely, you might not know what I’m talking about. Through my unique form of amateur polling (talking to everyone I meet), I’ve determined that Mississippians might not know a whole lot about the sharing economy. At its most basic, the sharing […] [...]

Jay Moon: Bullish on Mississippi’s manufacturing future

by Published: April 9,2015

Tags: business News, Jay Moon, manufacturing, Mississippi, Nissan, Toyota

  By ALAN TURNER Jay Moon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, proudly says that his family roots can be traced back to Virginia in the 1500’s.  These days, his roots are firmly anchored in Mississippi. “I’ve been here since Cliff Finch was Governor,” he said with a smile. Jay, who […] [...]

A STITCH IN TIME — Gulf Coast cancer survivor featured on colon calendar

By LYNN LOFTON Seven years ago at age 35, Tina Seymour Demoran of the Gulf Coast was stunned with a diagnoses no one wants to hear — she had colon cancer. Thankfully, she has added cancer survivor to her long list of roles in life, including attorney, real estate broker, respiratory therapist and compliance director. […] [...]

Farmers holding onto grain, hoping for a break in the market

By JACK WEATHERLY  Mississippi farmers are holding large amounts of grain, primarily corn and soybeans, on their property, waiting for the best time to sell it. But they are holding out for hope in a market oversupplied and underpriced. Plus, if too many dump it at the same time, that would drive prices down further, said […] [...]

Mississippi riddle: why do tax collections belie drop in employment?

By JACK WEATHERLY  Mississippi is one of 28 states whose employment numbers in the 25-54 age group — the prime earning years — were lower in 2014 in terms of percentages, five years after the end of the national recession, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report. In 2007, 79.9 percent of those in the […] [...]

Delta State takes online nursing program to top

By BECKY GILLETTE  Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing offered one of the first online nursing schools and now is also considered one of the best, having recently been ranked first in the country for providing online RN (registered nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in nursing) education by RNtoBSN.org. “Offering this […] [...]

With $200M available, next step is setting emergency bridge fix priorities

By TED CARTER Millions of dollars will soon be on the way to the Mississippi Department of Transportation for a triage effort to repair state bridges that have been neglected to the point farmers and other commercial transporters can no longer use them. MDOT’s three district commissioners must set the priorities for the repairs and spending […] [...]

Jackson-area Habitat dedicates 600th house

by Published: April 9,2015

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, McRae's, Mississippi, NEWS

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area celebrates a major milestone on today with the dedication of its 600th house.  Known as the McRae Build, the 600th house is funded by the Selby and Richard McRae Family Foundation. The HFHMCA Board of Directors and staff will honor McRae and the McRae Family at the dedication, scheduled […] [...]

State High Court, attorneys general have addressed public backing of private sector

By TED CARTER  A decision to dunk out of a deal with a private gas company 71 years ago could sink the City of Jackson’s plans to co-sign a loan for construction of a downtown Westin hotel. Those long ago circumstances and a stack of opinions from Mississippi attorneys general over the past 30 years […] [...]

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