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MATTHEW McLAUGHLIN — A startup’s guide to Mississippi

I can confidently say that it has never been easier to start a business. Having worked with hundreds of startup and emerging companies over the past 15 years, I have developed a fairly robust professional network throughout Mississippi (and beyond). And while my firm provides technical legal services to these companies, we believe it is our responsibility, as a trusted adviser, ...

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We’re out of business, SBA says as it awaits return to mission

By TED CARTER A partial federal government shutdown that has brought Mississippi’s Small Business Administration lending to a standstill threatens a growth spurt SBA lending is having in the state. Without a thaw in the federal freeze, the state’s SBA operation could lose an opportunity in 2019 to build on several years of loan growth that have pushed the value ...

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Ritchey breaking ground on dealerships

By JACK WEATHERLY Ritchey Automotive scheduled a ground-breaking for Thursday at 11 a.m. for a $15 million facility that will be home for two dealerships – Audi Jackson and Jaguar/Land Rover Jackson – on Interstate 55 in Ridgeland. The group announced early last year that it was relocating the franchises from 5320 I-55 in Jackson. Joe Usry, Ritchey general manager, ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Let the sun shine in

I caught a patch of sun in a corner of our courtyard at home last weekend. The sun was low but healing. I was the last in our family to catch whatever it was, flu or old-fashioned cold and fever. What had made it worse was the interminable rain. Day after day with no letup. Sun we take for granted, and ...

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JUSTIN KELLY — You can’t time the market

Why you should avoid practicing market timing There are many things that could affect the overall equity market and any individual stocks you may own—from economic trends to geopolitical events like an election. What is certain is that the market will always have its peaks and dips. This market cycle can make it tempting for investors to attempt to buy ...

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TODD SMITH — Most compelling PR content of 2018?

Happy 2019, Spin fans! The Spin Cycle spent time during the holidays reflecting on all the brand happenings in 2018, and what’s in store for 2019. I stumbled upon great insight and pearls from PR Week, and what is resonating with today’s plugged-in reader. Here is a short take on the magazine’s most read content of 2018 – and Denny’s ...

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MSU’s Grogan hopes C Spire experience a boost to future

By NASH NUNNERY John Grogan’s age belies his enjoyment of classic literature. The Mississippi State University senior, who just turned 21, discovered dystopian novels such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 as a middle schooler in Clinton. For the uninitiated, dystopian fiction centers on the portrayal of a setting that completely disagrees with the author’s ethos. “I can’t really relate to ...

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Small explosion at Mississippi ammunition plant injures 7

An explosion at a Mississippi ammunition plant caused minor injuries to seven workers. Winchester Ammunition says the explosion happened in a production area at its Oxford plant Tuesday. The company says it’s investigating the cause. News outlets report at least three workers were taken to the hospital. Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Alan Wilburn says smoke filled the building and employees ...

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Mississippi man reports to Arkansas prison for Ponzi scheme

A former Mississippi businessman sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in state history is in a federal prison in Arkansas. The Clarion Ledger reported that 58-year-old Arthur Lamar Adams of Madison County reported to the Forrest City Low Correctional Institution in Forrest City, Arkansas, on Monday. Adams had asked to serve his sentence ...

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