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A caution light for Pearl, Ridgeland on land-use?

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Supreme Court decision could be obstacle to cities’ efforts to redo rental property law By TED CARTER The May 14 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling in a Richland mobile home park case reinforces the belief that state and constitutional law protects non-conforming land uses, says the lawyer who won the case and others who watched it closely. The lawyers were not alone ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — Tax credits: key programs and select acronyms

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T ax credit programs cannot be credited with the conception of the term “acronymophobia” – an irrational fear of acronyms – but the phobic population grows with each new program.  Three popular tax credit acronyms for developers are LIHTC, NMTC and HTC. These letters represent incentive programs, which account for about $8.5 billion of annual U.S. credited federal taxes. All ...

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SUMESH ARORA — What makes you an innovator?

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I nnovation has the power to transform lives and comes in all shapes, sizes and colors; from rural and urban areas; and in small steps and in giant leaps. Generally, when one thinks of innovation, the latest electronic gadgets or self-driving cars probably jump out as the most obvious examples. Innovation in Mississippi is actually evident in many areas of ...

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The Hatch teams with 1 Million Cups to help start-ups grow

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By TED CARTER Momentum for increased networking among Mississippi’s entrepreneurs and their supporters is growing one cup of coffee at a time in midtown Jackson. Central to the push is the Hub, an initiative by Jackson non-profit community enhancement organization Midtown Partners to support start-up businesses housed in incubators The Hatch and The Hangar. The Hatch at 126 Keener Ave. just ...

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Medical association offering discount prescription cards

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By JACK WEATHERLY  The Mississippi State Medical Association has begun offering prescription discount cards, promising substantial savings. The card can help uninsured and under-insured residents afford prescription medications at hundreds of pharmacies across the state, according to the association. “Helping patients get prescriptions they need is a priority,” association President Claude Brunson, M.D., said in a release. The card can ...

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Young bankers keeping watch on young customers

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By LISA MONTI When Parker England, first vice president of Planters Bank & Trust Co. in Greenville, looks to the future of the banking industry, a couple of things grab his attention. One is finding ways for his bank to make a profit in an increasingly competitive market. The other is providing his customers with what they need and expect in ...

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Keeping your own financial business records might be easier with help from a professional

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By BECKY GILLETTE Most CPAs would prefer their clients use the CPA’s accounting firm to keep financial records. But many individuals and small business owner choose to do their own bookkeeping with a software program that automates accounting functions, and then turn that over to the CPA for purposes such as filing income taxes. Anita Goodrum, CPA, a member, Watkins, Ward ...

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