Archive | September, 2013

Dennery writes new chapter in eclectic career

September 30, 2013

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When the iconic downtown Jackson restaurant Dennery’s closed several years ago, most patrons thought they might not see the dishes again, but expected to see the chef. However, many wouldn’t have guessed the post-restaurant career of John Dennery. Dennery has just been named CEO of Mississippi Prison Industries Corp., replacing long-time chief executive John Miller […]

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(VIDEO) The unheard Biblical story of David and Goliath

September 30, 2013

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It’s a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell in this TedTalk, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about? Detective of fads […]

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Golden Triangle Development LINK to announce $20 million initiative

September 30, 2013

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Golden Triangle Development LINK officials Thursday will reveal details about a $20 million technology initiative that they say will boost the regional technology infrastructure for business and bring new investment and expansion opportunities to the Southeast region. The announcement is set for Thursday at 2:3o p.m. at the Thad Cochran Research Park in Starkville. In […]

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CVB recognized for doing its homework

September 30, 2013

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With of all of its offerings to tourists, it might seem the city of Natchez just has to sit back and watch the visitors come and spend their money. However, a recent award shows city officials are working hard to make sure those tourists keep coming. The Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau has been honored […]

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(VIDEO) Mangia Bene’s Jeff Good is the hardest working man in business

September 27, 2013

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If you have ever wondered what it takes to make it as a small business owner, just check out the following video. Instead of sending out one of his underlings, Mangia Bene co-owner Jeff Good dressed up in a pizza man suit (yes, it is hot in there) and worked the crowd for a downtown […]

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What it costs Apple to make the iPhone 5C

September 27, 2013

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Apple’s multi-colored iPhones retail for $549 off contract, but they cost a lot less to make thanks in part to the plastic shell. CNN Money takes a look …

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Developer unveils plan to enhance historic Town Square, downtown

September 27, 2013

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Residents and visitors to the city of Brandon quickly realize two things about the city’s historic Town Square/downtown — there is a lack of things to see and do and it is not very user friendly. Perhaps that is about to change, however. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Orion Planning Group, which spent this week formulating […]

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U.S. catfish producers charge FDA letting in tainted foreign fish

September 26, 2013

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INDIANOLA, Mississippi — Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) claims inadequate inspections by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed Asian fish with high levels of formaldehyde into the country. “The FDA is failing miserably when it comes to protecting consumers from the dangers of imported seafood and catfish,” said Ben Pentecost, Mississippi catfish farmer […]

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GodwinGroup hosting 50 top advertising executives

September 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Beginning today, the Jackson-based advertising agency GodwinGroup is hosting 50 top advertising executives from the United States and Europe. The attendees are part of MAGNET, the Marketing & Advertising Global Network, an affiliation of independent advertising and marketing agencies that represent a combined $4 billion annually in billings. The conference concludes Saturday. […]

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After half-decade in dock, Delta Queen could sail again

September 26, 2013

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An act of Congress could be the first step in getting the Delta Queen back on the Mississippi River after a five-year hiatus. The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to allow an exemption from some fire-retardant materials construction requirements for vessels operating within the boundary line of the United States’ inland waterways, according to […]

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