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Mississippi Arts Commission hires Ehrgott, Zeringue

The Mississippi Arts Council recently filled two positions on its staff.  Anna Ehrgott, of Jackson has been named communications director, and Maria Zeringue is Folk and Traditional Arts Program Director. Ehrgott previously served as digital media strategist for Mississippi Development Authority, and takes eight years of public relations experience to MAC. She has written two winning entries for the Public Relations Association ...

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Two Mississippi students named 2017 Presidential Scholars

The Mississippi Department of Education has announced that two Mississippi students have been named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selected Kelly Bates, a senior at West Lauderdale High School, and Braeden Foldenauer, a senior at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, to receive the prestigious award. They are among 161 high school seniors ...

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Forrest General honors volunteers with appreciation luncheon

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, and Edith West, hospice, left, and Virginia McFatter, hospital, right, each received their 20-year volunteer awards. Other volunteer award recipients were: 10 Years: Joan Davis, Kay Stephens and Marie Sykes; 10 Years: Bea Cathey, Olivia Pigford, Patricia Brewer, Ina Carlton, Marcia Feagans and Danny Newell; 2 Years: Lottie ...

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Sullivan to lead Neel-Schaffer’s Tennessee Operations

Richard Sullivan, PE, has joined Jackson-based Neel-Schaffer and will manage the company’s Tennessee operations from its Nashville office. Sullivan has 20 years of experience as a Transportation Engineer and Project Manager. He worked the last six years with The Corradino Group in Brentwood, Tenn., and prior to that he worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, where he filled a ...

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9 years after recession began, Mississippi economy still stalled

Call them the unrecovered — a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession. That’s true in Mississippi, where job numbers and the overall size of the economy remain below 2008 levels. Unlike states that have long since sprinted ahead, Mississippi is struggling with slow economic growth and ...

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Trump’s troubles lead US stock indexes lower in early trading

Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply lower in midday trading Wednesday as bond yields tumbled. Investors fretted that the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder President Donald Trump’s pro-business agenda. Technology and industrial stocks were among the big decliners, while real estate companies were up the most. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 26 ...

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Payday lender pins hopes on Chancery Court to avoid store closings, $1.58 million fine

Banking commissioner rules All American Check Cashing did thousands of illegal loan rollovers By TED CARTER A Hinds County chancery judge on May 12 gave Mississippi payday lender All American Check Cashing a brief reprieve from a state Department of Banking and Consumer Finance shutdown order for its 75 stores, a $1.58 million fine and a demand to pay refunds ...

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Mercedes-Benz of Jackson named Official Automotive Partner of Highland Village

Highland Village has named Mercedes-Benz of Jackson its Official Automotive Partner. The partnership creates immediate cross promotional opportunities for both brands, including Mercedes-Benz of Jackson permanently displaying three luxury vehicles – two Mercedes-Benz and one Porsche – on-site throughout the Highland Village property. Mercedes-Benz of Jackson offers one of the largest inventories of Mercedes-Benz automobiles – including new and previously ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Do your employees believe in your values and purpose

Do your employees believe in your company or organization’s values? Do they hate to attend staff meetings? These two questions illustrate two issues that are getting a lot of attention these days in human resource circles. And it’s no wonder. According to the Gallup organization, only 23% of U.S. employees strongly agree that they can apply their organization’s values to their ...

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