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Hodges set to scale the Parkinson mountain

» Climb will take on Mt. Everest to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease “Good things are done when men and mountains meet.” –  poet William Blake By NASH NUNNERY Adam Hodges has been scaling the world’s most iconic mountains for over 20 years. From Mt. Rainer (his first) in Washington state to Mt. Elbrus, Europe’s tallest peak, to Aconcagua, ...

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Moore wants to make positive impact

By NASH NUNNERY Tonya Moore embraces the KIS (not KISS) method in her life. “I like to ‘keep it simple’ but without the second ‘S’ (for stupid) in KISS,” she said, smiling. “I’m not a complicated person.” The current president of the Mississippi Nurses Association, Moore also serves as executive director of leadership and workforce development with the University of ...

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Delta farmers would benefit having sustainable agriculture

By NASH NUNNERY The bumper sticker on Daniel Doyle’s vehicle perfectly defines his philosophy on sustainable agriculture. “Think before you eat,” it reads. Doyle, a current board member and former director of the non-profit Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network, is a passionate advocate for the organic farming movement.  A Massachusetts native who attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi, Doyle ...

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BankPlus adjusting with the times

By NASH NUNNERY In the so-called ‘new age’ of banking, the shift in attention to tech-focused content is a clear indication that bankers are taking technology more seriously than they ever have. Count long-time Chief Executive Officer William A. “Bill” Ray in that number. “To keep up with technology in banking today, you have to expose yourself to what’s out ...

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TOP 100 — C Spire nears completions of 5G work

By NASH NUNNERY Mississippi-made C Spire, the nation’s largest privately owned mobile services firm, is in the final stages of completing work for the company’s transition to 5G. C Spire announced last month that home and business customers are already experiencing a 15 to 20 percent improvement in mobile broadband speeds based on upgrades to software and the installation of ...

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TOP 100 — Yak Access culture stems from its roots

By NASH NUNNERY English poet and playwright William Shakespeare once famously wrote, “What’s in a name?” At Yak Access, the company name says it all. “A lot of people wonder why we are called ‘Yak Access’,” said Kathy Hopper, the company’s director of marketing. “Yaks are strong and dependable animals that travel in herds, carrying heavy loads through tough terrain ...

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Watkins & Eager’s proven stability has it poised for the future

By NASH NUNNERY Jackson law firm Watkins & Eager is a full-service, diversified practice with its roots historically entrenched in the Capital. Founded by William Hamilton Watkins in 1895, the firm maintains its headquarters in the old Emporium Building across North Congress Street from the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Jackson. Watkins argued over 20 cases before the Supreme Court of ...

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Barnes: Brick and mortar will never replace relationships

By NASH NUNNERY One of Mississippi’s oldest banks is now the state’s number one bank, according to Forbes magazine’s 2019 Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions edition. PriorityOne Bank was selected based on the publication’s consumer survey ratings on overall recommendations and satisfaction, including trust, terms and conditions, branch and digital services, and financial advice. PriorityOne president and CEO Robert Barnes ...

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Martin proud to be a part of ‘No. 1 health-care job’ in America

By NASH NUNNERY Every now and then, Steve Martin still hears (and reads) the name of his profession butchered verbally and in print. The term “physician’s assistant” is a misnomer. PAs are not assistants to physicians. Martin is a professor and program director for the Mississippi College Department of Physician Assistant Studies, the only PA program in the state of ...

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HOME TOWN — Rasberry helps make Laurel a special place to live

By NASH NUNNERY To say Jim Rasberry loves his hometown of Laurel might be the understatement of the century. In 2006, Rasberry Financial Services was one of a handful of tenants occupying the city’s once-bustling downtown. Many small businesses had left for other areas of town. Federal urban renewal projects had turned the center of Laurel into what resembled a ...

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