Archive | May, 2013

Chokwe Lumumba has a lot to learn about the economics of running a city

May 29, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I don’t live in Jackson, but neither do most of the folks on my Facebook feed. That didn’t stop them from ranting about the outcome of the Jackson mayoral primary. The Facebook equivalent of “run for your lives” filled my screen. Shocked posters declared the election had been rigged. With only about 37,000 votes cast […]

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Service is everything when it comes to customer retention

May 28, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I ordered a shirt from L.L. Bean a few months ago. I liked it so much I ordered another one — same shirt, same size, different color. So certain I was that the second one would be as perfect as the first that I threw away the tags and shipping papers. Much to my surprise, […]

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Who’s laughing now? Pearl has taken on a whole new meaning

May 15, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Pearl used to be the red-headed stepchild of the Jackson area. It had a stretch of Highway 80 littered with half-empty strip malls and fast food restaurants. In many cases, the neighborhoods were old and rundown. We laughed when the town was mentioned. Puuhhrrrl? We always stretched out the one syllable and put on our […]

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Rep. Andy Gipson a 19th century man with 19th century ideas on guns

May 1, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I know Mississippi Rep. Andy Gipson. He’s a really nice guy, has a nice family, very sweet people. You’ve heard the phrase, “He’s a renaissance man?” Doesn’t apply to Andy. Instead, I’d call him a solid nineteenth century man, as in “His feet are solidly planted in the 1800s.” When I knew Andy, he lived […]

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