Home » Author Archives: Ross Reily

Author Archives: Ross Reily

TODD SMITH — Local news surges as a hungry public seeks the latest on the Coronavirus

Local news is seeing an increase in audience as people seek the latest information on the Coronavirus crisis. In a new report, Nielsen says that news viewing in the top 25 markets was up 6.9% for the week of March 9, compared to the week of Feb. 3. Different age groups showed different levels of increase. People 25 to 54, the ...

Read More »

WEDNESDAY — Mississippi reports a record 136 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,073 total with 22 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,073 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 136 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning. There have been 22 total deaths reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, Hancock County, Harrison County, ...

Read More »

How are businesses getting creative? You tell us

Mississippi businesses are doing as much as possible to stay afloat during these COVID-19 times. In some instances, creativity is helping to keep the cash flowing in. Many restaurants and other businesses going old school with signs out front to lure their traffic. If you have a cool sign or know of a business with a creative sign out front, ...

Read More »

PHIL HARDWICK — Image is everything, even in Mississippi

When I taught a college Communication course a couple of years ago I would begin the first class of the semester with having students interview each other and then introduce the person they interviewed to the rest of the class. Then, without giving them any information about myself except what they could see in front of them I would give ...

Read More »

BILL CRAWFORD — ‘Maybe we’ll realize that we are better together’

As we hunker down in fear of the coronavirus, not all must be gloom and doom. The wonderful Facebook blog “Motherhood and Muffin Tops,” written by my wife’s cousin Joni Miller, last week provided us with an enlightening perspective. Here are key excerpts from her poignant blog entitled “A Time to Embrace and a Time to Refrain from Embracing.” “I ...

Read More »

Ross and Yerger promotes Haralson

Jacob Haralson was recently named a Vice President at Ross & Yerger. In addition to a VP, Haralson is also a Shareholder and a Producer for the Oil & Gas Services Division. Haralson has his Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Mississippi. He and his wife Anna reside in Jackson with ...

Read More »

Methodist Rehabilitation Center provides therapy students singular experience with advanced technology, facilities and staff

By CAREY MILLER While studying to be a physical therapist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Health-Related Professions, Annie Campbell heard nothing but good things about Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s student program. “I heard over and over again that it was such a great clinical experience,” Campbell said. So she says she jumped at the chance to enroll. ...

Read More »

PHIL HARDWICK — Customers are judging every aspect of every transaction

Once upon a time, I did some research about customer transactions for a company that had an office where customers could come in, sign up for new accounts, make payments on existing accounts and otherwise transact business. My task was to learn more about why customers were coming to the facility to transact business when they could just as easily, ...

Read More »

Analysis: Expert will guide changes in mental health system

A federal judge has appointed an expert with more than 40 years’ experience to oversee Mississippi’s effort to provide more mental health care in community settings rather than in mental hospitals. State legislators are also working to evaluate and change how care is provided. But problems in Mississippi’s mental health care system did not happen overnight, and change will not ...

Read More »

ROSS REILY — Naming the people, businesses of the decade will be no small task

At the Mississippi Business Journal, we have been the leader in recognizing business professionals in the state for more than 25 years. Our events recognize everyone from health professionals to lawyers to CEOs and the top businesswomen in the state. We recognize the safest workplaces in Mississippi, the top nonprofits, the best places to work, the top 50 under 40 ...

Read More »