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Coaching/consulting firm named best in nation by magazine

JACKSON — Entrepreneur Magazine has named The Growth Coach of Metro-Jackson the top business coaching and consulting franchise for 2013. Entrepreneur Magazine recently released the 2013 “Top 500 Franchise” list, ranking The Growth Coach franchise system as the number one nationwide as well as in its top 250 franchises overall. This is the eighth straight year The Growth Coach, as ...

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Comptroller to serve as city manager folowing Janus' leave

D’IBERVILLE — City comptroller Sharron Perkins has been appointed interim city manager during a special D’Iberville City Council meeting. The Sun Herald reports city attorney W. Fred Hornsby III asked the council if she should receive the same pay and benefits as had Michael Janus, who announced at Tuesday’s council meeting he was taking an unpaid leave of absence. Councilman ...

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City manager takes unpaid leave over hiring of consultant

D’IBERVILLE — Mayor Rusty Quave says city manager Michael Janus is on a voluntary indefinite, unpaid leave of absence. Janus, reading from a statement Tuesday at the D’Iberville City Council meeting, says he was taking the step because of questions raised about consultant hiring practices that didn’t appear to follow standard procedures. The Sun Herald reports that it had found ...

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County hires law firm to set up economic development board

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River County supervisors have hired a branch of the Butler Snow law firm to set up an economic development board. The county will pay the Ridgeland-based firm $450,000 over three years, under a contract signed Sept. 19 by J. Patrick Lee, president of the board of supervisors, The Picayune Item reports. The head of the county’s Republican ...

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Capital City hires consultant to work on negative image

JACKSON — For years, Mississippi’s capital city has battled a reputation as a place of blight, corruption and high crime. Now, Jackson officials say they have enlisted help to upgrade public perception of the state’s biggest city. A local advertising firm, Fahrenheit Creative Group, has been hired in a $45,000 contract, to create better vibes for Jackson. City Council president ...

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Entergy: Consultant's report supports MISO membership

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi Inc. says Mississippi stands to gain from a proposal by the utility to join a large regional transmission organization. This is according to a recent analysis by Mississippi Public Service Commission consultants Bates White, LLC, Entergy reports. The consulting firm was hired by the MPSC to provide an independent analysis of Entergy Mississippi’s proposal to join ...

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Supervisors looking for consultant to assist in sale of hospital

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — Supervisors are seeking proposals from consulting companies to evaluate Oktibbeha County Hospital, one of the steps required in a sale of the county-owned medical center. This week’s decision only authorizes advertisements to seek such proposals and does not approve the analysis itself. Such an analysis would look at the financial impact of leasing or selling the hospital. ...

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City pays former city clerk more than $1.3M

VICKSBURG — Since City Clerk Paul Rogers retired in June 1999, he has kept working for the city — two years as a consultant, eight as the city’s strategic planner, and from 2009 until March, working part-time on the city’s 2008 audit. Records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show the city paid Rogers $1.36 million over that 12 ...

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Councilmen vote to hire consultant to determine hospital's value

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood City Council has voted to hire consultants to determine the dollar value of Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The hospital is owned jointly by the city and Leflore County. The city council voted Tuesday to hire the consultants. City and county officials have had early discussions about the possibility of selling the hospital. City Council President Ronnie Stevenson ...

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Consultant recommends four wards for Diamondhead

DIAMONDHEAD — A consultant has proposed four wards for the newly incorporated city of Diamondhead in Hancock County. Mayor Chuck Ingraham tells the Sea Coast Echo the draft map from Bridge and Watson of Oxford is step one of the election process of June 2013. Ingraham says public hearings will be held on the proposed ward lines. Each proposed ward ...

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