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Enrollment up in state’s accounting schools

Job opportunities in accounting continue to be sound, even during the current economic downturn   Even if you are not an accounting major at Belhaven College, the school’s unique Accounting Certificate program offers students an opportunity to add another major without having to earn a second bachelor’s degree. “The certificate program is designed mostly for working people who might want ...

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MC, Ole Miss law schools see continued growth

Mississippi College now has more than 500 students enrolled at its downtown Jackson campus Though Mississippi College is the oldest four-year school in the state, the MC School of Law (MCSOL) is relatively young – the Baptist institution actually bought out the now-defunct Jackson Law School in 1975. But since then, the MCSOL has grown in size and now boasts ...

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GranthamPoole team serves accounting needs for non profits

Non-profit clients include Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth Inc., Stewpot, Jackson Zoological Park and Jackson Prep   There are few laws or regulations that directly affect how non-profit organizations (NPOs) must operate their finances internally.  But still, there are many laws that have a strong, indirect impact on NPOs, including IRS reporting requirements and the accounting standards most ...

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More than 300,000 below self-sufficiency standard

Report issued last week shows large portion of Mississippians just not making enough money A new report measuring how much money it takes for families in Mississippi to meet their basic needs has been released by the Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC). The 110-page Self-Sufficiency Standard for Mississippi 2009 report was introduced at a news conference last week in Jackson. ...

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‘All without a penny of taxpayer money’

Sports Hall of Fame and Museum offers meeting space as well as trip down memory lane   The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (MSHOF) is not exactly your great-grandfather’s place of exhibition. If you want to view dusty artifacts in cramped, musky rooms, the museum would not be your cup of Gatorade.  At the MSHOF, traditional artifact displays ...

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Efficiency, access results of online filing system

Madison County Chancery Clerk Johnston, Supreme Court Justice Waller recently unveil new system   Better efficiency and improved public access to court records are the results of the Mississippi Electronic Courts’ (MEC’s) new online court filing system, which was officially unveiled Aug. 27 in a ceremony at the Mississippi Supreme Court building in Jackson. “We are optimistic that this system ...

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Q&A: Todd Hunt, Director of the BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo

The Ringmaster Hunt keeps Northeast Mississippi entertained As director of the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Todd Hunt oversees Northeast Mississippi’s crown jewel of convention/meeting facilities.  The arena opened in Oct. 1993 with special guest host Bill Cosby presiding and has since welcomed everything from basketball tournaments to conventions to diverse entertainment acts such as Van Halen, Amy Grant and George ...

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Unemployment keeps rising

State up to 10.5 percent, three are over 20 percent   Mississippians looking for employment continue to far outnumber jobs available, according to the latest figures on unemployment released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The state’s unemployment rate rose to 10.5 percent in July, up from June’s 9.9 percent.  However, the seasonable adjusted rate was 9.7 percent, which ...

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Recession proof

Corporate money keeps flowing in college-football crazed state The economic times in the nation, they are a’changin. Unemployment figures rise and fall and rise again.  Fuel and food prices seem to be strangling the budgets of families in Mississippi and across the nation. But college football is getting set to kick-off and corporate sponsorships for athletic programs at the University ...

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