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Reed Metals’ Crawford finds success, happiness in a variety of occupations

Ed Crawford is chief financial office at Reed’s Metals, a multi-million dollar metal roofing and metal building manufacturer in Brookhaven.

By LISA MONTI Ed Crawford, a self-confessed numbers guy, had two dream jobs: working as a CPA and as an Air Force officer. He’s successfully realized both. The Ely, Minn., native is chief financial officer of Reed’s Metals, a multi-million dollar metal roofing and metal building manufacturer in Brookhaven. “I always wanted to be a CPA,” Crawford said. With two and ...

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IKE TROTTER — The nuts and bolts of sound planning

Close-up of a Calculator and Pen on a Financial Newspaper.  Blue-toned.

Sound economic planning today is about developing a framework to the issues affecting our basic financial needs. And normally, different issues will surface at different stages in our lives. After all, who can argue that a married person 35 years of age with small children will face financial issues fundamentally different than one who is 60 to 70 years of ...

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ALAN TURNER — Madison County a vision for growth


It’s really great to be back in Mississippi.  I had forgotten how many good friends I have in this state,” Dr. Lance Nail told us recently at the 2015 Vision Celebration, sponsored by the Madison County Business League & Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Authority. Lance was the keynote speaker at the event, which was held at the ...

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JEFFREY GITOMER — A different kind of thanks: yours


As the commercialism of Thanksgiving fades into the commercialism of Christmas (or whatever one is allowed to call it these days), several thoughts have occurred to me that will impact you as a person, a salesperson, and your business. People try so hard to express good cheer in these holiday seasons that they often miss the mark. “Don’t eat too ...

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BOOKBIZ — Strunk and White as relevant today as ever

» The Elements of Style (Illustrated edition)  
By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White (Illustrated by Maira Kalman)
Published by Penguin Books       
$18.00 softback

Omit needless words.” “Be clear.” “Use the active voice.” “Do not overwrite.” These are just a few highlights from the straightforward instructions found in the classic book The Elements of Style. You may remember it, as so many do, from your high school English composition class. No matter if you graduated 40-years ago or four, this little book is as ...

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Neelly named new president and GM at Jackson’s WAPT


Michael L. Neelly, a longtime Hearst Television news executive most recently serving as a news director in Cincinnati and Louisville, has been promoted to president and general manager of WAPT-TV, the Hearst Television ABC TV affiliate serving the Jackson market. The appointment, effective Jan. 1, 2016, marks a return to Jackson for Neelly, an Ole Miss alumnus who was a ...

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Mississippi infant mortality rates reach all-time low in 2014


Ensuring that babies sleep in safe environments, on their backs, and in cribs, is just one of the factors that helped Mississippi’s infant mortality rate drop to an all-time low in 2014 of 8.2 infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) officials report a significant downward trend in the state’s infant mortality rate between 2005 ...

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TVA surpasses 3-year cost reduction goal by more than $100M


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The Tennessee Valley Authority says it surpassed its $500 million goal for reducing operation and maintenance costs over a three-year period. Officials say the utility beat the goal by more than $100 million. CEO Bill Johnson told board members Friday in Bowling Green that ratepayers also benefited from lower fuel and purchased power costs in fiscal ...

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City of Tupelo saves money, generates $2.3 million this year


TUPELO — The city of Tupelo has ended the last fiscal year with a $2.3 million surplus, which officials say will be used to fund large infrastructure projects. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said “a culture of savings” has generated the surplus, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. Over the past three years, the city’s efforts to save money have generated ...

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