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Business support can’t overcome voter anger

Taylor, Childers beaten despite significant campaign money from business interests Among the winners of last week’s midterm elections in Mississippi were new Republican congressmen Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo. Butler Snow had a pretty good election, too, but not because of incumbent fatigue. The Ridgeland-based law firm used the campaign finance market saturation model to land on the winning side ...

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TOMA eMarketing

Results from furniture store experience led the way for company Bo Johnson opened a furniture store in Southaven during the Great Recession and struggled with ways to generate store foot traffic. “We were advertising in magazines and doing a lot of print advertising. And we couldn’t really tell if any of it was working,” he said. Then, Johnson, who has ...

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Flora dentist expands practice in down economy

The 70-hour work weeks are finally over in new building – sort of FLORA — After graduating from dental school at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Brad Franklin worked full-time for two years at the Mississippi State Penitentiary to pay off student loans. With the trip from Flora to Parchman being more than two and a half hours, working a ...

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Jackson comes full circle

‘Passion’ for Extension Service drives new leader Growing up on his family’s farm in North Mississippi, Dr. Gary Brown Jackson saw firsthand how the Mississippi State University Extension Service could make a significant impact on lives. Now, he has the chance to make a significant impact on the Extension Service. Last month, Jackson was named the new leader of the ...

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Inaugural program draws profession’s best

On Nov. 4, there was a gathering at the Jackson Hilton of some of the brightest minds of the state’s legal community. They were there to honor and/or be honored during a first-of-its-kind awards program from the Mississippi Business Journal. The inaugural Leadership in Law 2010 program celebrated the achievements of 50 “Leaders in Law” representing law firms and law-focused ...

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Coast lags behind in latest consumer confidence ratings

Survey done by Mississippi State’s Economy Watch student publication Like every other small business on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, Comvest Properties in Biloxi has seen its bottom line affected by the summer’s oil spill. Comvest develops retail outlets in South Mississippi and Louisiana. Just as it was for the tourism industry, retail development slowed considerably in those areas as the fear ...

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Eastover project set to go

Jackson developer hopes that his District at Eastover is soon a reality Ted Duckworth has spent the better part of three years working on the District at Eastover in Jackson. And he is as close as he ever been to concrete results. After negotiations with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann over lease terms for the Old Blind School property stalled, ...

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Trustmark reports strong 3Q earnings

Jackson-based regional bank says its capital strength gives it ‘offensive’ options Coming off the disappointment of losing the acquisition of Cadence Bank in early October, Trustmark Corp. got a lift last week with third quarter earnings that paid 40 cents per common share, two cents higher than the analysts’ consensus estimate. The quarter’s showing gives a green light to Jackson’s Trustmark ...

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Eminent domain appeal window unclear

On Oct. 22, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann certified that Farm Bureau’s petition to eliminate the use of eminent domain for private development had enough signatures for the initiative to appear on the statewide ballot in 2011. Hosemann’s certification amounts to an administrative ruling, and if Mississippi’s rules for administrative appeals apply, any legal challenge to Farm Bureau’s initiative would ...

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St. Dominic partners with Wal-Mart to enter retail health market

The list of goods and services offered at the Walmart supercenter in Pearl is about to grow. On Nov. 8, Jackson-based St. Dominic Hospital will open The Clinic at Walmart, a primary care clinic that represents the hospital’s first foray into the retail health market. The clinic will provide a basic level of primary care and also help promote timely ...

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