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In the middle of long lineage of CPAs

Despite good salaries and job prospects in the field, sometimes college students are less than keen about going into the field of accounting. It might not be seen as exciting as some other career choices. But Mississippi State University accounting director Dr. Jim Scheiner sees it differently. “My father was a CPA and I saw how serving clients was an ...

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MBJ PROFILE: Cheri Turnage Gatlin

It was a typical day in the life of Cheri Turnage Gatlin, the managing partner of the Jackson office of Burr & Forman, LLP. Her office phone rang almost incessantly, the price one pays for being known as a go-to person in the field of construction law. An associate poked his head to ask a quick question, which led to ...

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Milking 150 cows just the start of the day

To the casual observer, there doesn’t appear to be enough hours in the day for Randy Knight. Elected as president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation last December, the 48-year-old Knight isn’t just a figurehead for the organization which is considered the voice for Mississippi farm families. He’s a dairy farmer and rancher himself. “Leaving the farm every day and ...

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Delta ingrained in Brown

You can take Bill Brown out of the Delta, but you can’t take the Delta out of Bill Brown. That’s because a conversation with Brown is sprinkled with references to the flatland region that is often romanticized by the folks that are born and reared there. “There’s no place like the Mississippi Delta,” said the Greenville native. “I went to ...

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