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Agriculture marked by volatility

Mississippi farmers held on tight in 2008 as agriculture indicators fluctuated as wildly as gasoline prices. The year began with high commodity prices and ended with interesting trends geared toward 2009 growth. “This has been a significant year in agriculture for Mississippi,” said P.J. Waldrop, a legislative aide in Sen. Thad Cochran’s office who served as a staff assistant for ...

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MNA leader champions state’s nurses, eyes higher ground

Ricki Garrett has managed a hiking store, taught school and helped others hone etiquette skills. Since 2004, she’s represented the state’s 37,000 nurses. But “W” alums know her best as “Miss Poole.” “I was awarded the Emma Ody Poole fellowship to attend the graduate school of my choice, given each year to the student who best exemplified Miss Poole, the ...

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Executives weather finicky markets with second-home investments

Spend winter in Colorado, summer at the beach house and autumn at a mountain retreat. Stay home for a magnolia spectacle spring in Mississippi. What could be more fun than following the seasons to experience the best time at each of your homes? It’s hardly a new idea for the rich, but now this lifestyle is going mainstream, and is ...

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Multi-talented Gloria Butler Baldwin packs wallop into life

Gloria Butler Baldwin is the ultimate do-it-yourselfer. Rather than sit around and wait for others to take action, she embraces the self-sufficiency of knowing how to do things herself and has long set seemingly unachievable goals. For example, early on, the oldest (and ringleader) of three girls born to the Butler family in Vicksburg, Baldwin wanted to attend the national ...

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Whistleblower shares story in ‘Extraordinary Circumstances’

She was one of three whistleblowers selected as Time Person of the Year 2002. Cynthia Cooper, that is, who gained notoriety overnight as the whistleblower in the $11-billion WorldCom corporate fraud case that stunned a nation and led to the world’s largest bankruptcy and jail time for former CEO Bernie Ebbers and former CFO Scott Sullivan. After nearly six years, ...

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Bryant outlines legislative agenda

Soon after Mississippi voters gave the green light to State Auditor Phil Bryant to take over the top leadership spot in the Senate, the lieutenant governor-elect started lining up his 2008 agenda. The Mississippi Business Journal caught up with Bryant last month and asked him about several issues concerning the state’s business community. Mississippi Business Journal: Even though you and ...

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