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Lott’s departure setting the stage for a free-for-all

Stunned. That was the reaction of many Mississippi politicos concerning Sen. Trent Lott’s surprise resignation announcement November 26. What would prompt him to give up the powerful No. 2 Republican post in the Senate, especially on Monday following Thanksgiving? A few business folks mused the move by Lott, who was re-elected to a fourth Senate term and elected by his ...

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Barbour tackling busy second-term agenda

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series of articles with statewide elected officials outlining their agendas and the issues affecting Mississippi’s business community. Soon after Mississippi voters gave Gov. Haley Barbour another four years in office, he outlined his priorities through 2011 with the Mississippi Business Journal. Mississippi Business Journal: Share your ideas about education reform for ...

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Harvey in cockpit for MBCI’s Pearl River Resort

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians aimed high when landing Maj. Gen. Paul A. Harvey as the new president and CEO of its Pearl River Resort. Choctaw Tribal Miko Beasley Denson and the Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE) board of directors announced November 5 that Harvey, the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s inaugural executive director who retired from the U.S. Air Force ...

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Dave Boyer bids Nissan’s Canton facility farewell

On October 12, Dave Boyer walked out of his office at the Nissan North America automotive assembly plant in Canton for the last time as vice president of manufacturing. The smile on his face was hard to miss. After completing a 39-year career in manufacturing management, the 61-year-old vice president of manufacturing for Nissan was retiring from his post and ...

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School nurses can be critical to children’s care; funding in question

Political wrangling has thwarted plans to expand the patchwork-funded school nurse program in Mississippi to an acceptable level. For now, Mississippi has one school nurse per 1,500 students, including special needs children mainstreamed into the public school system mandated by 1975 federal legislation. The Legislature doesn’t fund the state’s 330 school nurses serving 499,000 children in education appropriation bills, which ...

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BOMA an advocate for commercial real estate, building managers

Dealing with “green” building issues represent the top advocacy concerns being addressed by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Mississippi, a 40-member statewide group consisting of property owners and managers, facility managers, professional members including architects, accountants and lawyers and commercial service industry representatives. “The green building and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) issue covers a ...

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