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Enrollment up in state’s accounting schools

Job opportunities in accounting continue to be sound, even during the current economic downturn   Even if you are not an accounting major at Belhaven College, the school’s unique Accounting Certificate program offers students an opportunity to add another major without having to earn a second bachelor’s degree. “The certificate program is designed mostly for working people who might want ...

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Toyota still battling legal action

Litigation stems from accusations of cover-up of investigations of roll-over accidents Toyota was the winner of the Cash for Clunkers sweepstakes, selling more fuel-efficient vehicles than any other manufacturer in August. The boon bumped the company’s sales numbers, which had been spiraling for months. Toyota could have seen a surge of a totally different kind if the claims made by ...

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High court to answer contractor liability issue

Litigation originated with suit from Architex Association against Scottsdale in Rankin County Court What exactly is covered under the terms of a general contractor’s commercial general liability insurance policy? That is the question the Mississippi Supreme Court will answer in Architex Association Inc. v. Scottsdale Insurance Co. Architex sued Scottsdale in Rankin County Circuit Court after the owner of the ...

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Hafter appointed to prestigous chair

Education has always been important to this Phelps Dunbar partner   Attorney Jerome C. “Jerry” Hafter has been an advocate for education in Mississippi for decades. For 22 years, he served as chair of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions, and he has served on the Greenville Public School District board of trustees for almost as long. Now, Hafter has ...

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MC, Ole Miss law schools see continued growth

Mississippi College now has more than 500 students enrolled at its downtown Jackson campus Though Mississippi College is the oldest four-year school in the state, the MC School of Law (MCSOL) is relatively young – the Baptist institution actually bought out the now-defunct Jackson Law School in 1975. But since then, the MCSOL has grown in size and now boasts ...

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GranthamPoole team serves accounting needs for non profits

Non-profit clients include Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth Inc., Stewpot, Jackson Zoological Park and Jackson Prep   There are few laws or regulations that directly affect how non-profit organizations (NPOs) must operate their finances internally.  But still, there are many laws that have a strong, indirect impact on NPOs, including IRS reporting requirements and the accounting standards most ...

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