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BARLEY: How private are Facebook privacy settings?

For better or worse, the use of social media has grown astronomically in recent years, and social media has become a major part of our lives.  With this growth of social media, numerous questions have been presented on how social media will interact with the courts. In the recent personal injury case, Higgins v. Koch Dev. Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. ...

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HARDWICK: Your property's history

If you live in an older house and are not familiar with its heritage you might want to consider becoming a house detective, so to speak. It’s fun and educational to find out about the history of your property. It takes only one trip to Europe to realize that there is no shortage of currently occupied houses there that are ...

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BOOK BIZ — A stroke victim lives to analyze and tell her inspiring story

By LouAnn Lofton Imagine you’re a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, having spent years researching how our brains work and studying what can go awry with them. You’ve built a very fulfilling and fruitful career — and life — along the way. Now, you wake up one morning at the age of 37, and over the course of four critical hours, realize that you ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Keeping it in the family — Aden follows father’s lead

As baby boomers continue to retire and transition family-owned businesses, there will be many families trying to navigate the challenges of generational business transfers. One of the real challenges of being a second-generation business leader is standing in the shadow of your parent who founded the company. As I have worked with business owners through this transition, there are some ...

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‘NO FEAR’ — Rainbow Co-op says it is prepared for the arrival of Whole Foods

By Becky Gillette   The Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative located on Old Canton Road has been a mainstay for shoppers interested in organic and natural foods since 1980. Soon it will be facing competition from one of the biggest natural food chains in the country, Whole Foods, which is building a 30,000-square-foot store in Highland Village. But the Rainbow Co-op ...

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Business league busy in Madison County — Organization plays vital role supporting economic growth

By Lynn Lofton The Madison County Business League has been a busy group since it was created in 2008 and has grown to 135 members. A privately funded 501(c)(6) non-profit economic development stakeholder and support organization, it plays a vital role in this rapidly growing metro county. “The MCBL provides the Madison County Economic Development Authority with support to fuel ...

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Hiring increasing — ever so slightly

» Mississippi agencies see more professional, clerical type jobs available By Lisa Monti  Employment agencies across Mississippi say they are getting mixed messages about the economic recovery in the state based on their own track record of supplying staff to a variety of employers. But they do see slight improvement and are hopeful for better days ahead. Katie McMillan, the ...

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Fate of new market tax credits rests with Congress

» Credits have brought nearly $300 million in investment to Mississippi since 2000   Hailed as an immensely valuable tool for Mississippi developers to use to cut project costs, new market tax credits could die at the end of the year – or they could live on as a permanent part of the U.S. tax code. Congress must decide the ...

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DRINK OF LIFE — Hattiesburg's FGH establishes breast milk depot program

No one knows how critical it can be for hospitals to maintain a solid supply of breast milk more than Katherine Rolkosky. Rolkosky recently gave birth to a daughter, who was born 10 weeks early and was a patient in Forrest General Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) while Rolkosky was in FGH’s adult ICU. Because of the condition of ...

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Feds: Mississippians will pay among steepest Obamacare rates in U.S.

  JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation, and its residents will pay some of the highest premiums under a federally run health insurance exchange, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The federal government released information Wednesday showing the estimated cost of a mid-range plan under the exchanges created through the Affordable Care Act will ...

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