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Housing market looks good

As you might have read on the front page of our paper this week, the economy is still in the tank, and there are many who believe it will continue to get worse before it gets better. Having said that, there are some numbers that are in direct contradiction with rising unemployment and a national housing market that is still ...

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Realizing what’s important is a gift

Realizing what is important in life comes along every once in a while for all of us. For me, that happened again a week and a half ago when my third child was born. When your first child is born, it is the miracle of all miracles. It’s an event that dwarfs all others and the newness to it all ...

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New energy institute offers more questions than it answers

As you may have seen last week, a new institute will work on an energy policy to promote long-term economic growth in Mississippi as the state pursues renewable power projects. Gov. Haley Barbour announced the creation of the Mississippi Energy Policy Institute at a news conference at the state Capitol. The institute will include representatives from several companies, including Mississippi ...

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Six years of good times at Nissan

Considering the economic climate and the unemployment rate in Mississippi and across the country, it’s easy to overlook one of the best business coups in the history of our great state. The Nissan Canton plant celebrated its sixth anniversary last week. Kind of seems like it has been here in the Magnolia State forever. So, let’s see. As Mississippi treasures ...

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Focus on: Mississippi Real Estate

  Even Lazarus only came back from the dead once. The Two Lakes project, written off numerous times, is still alive, and supporters seem just as confident of victory as ever. “People tell us that we have gotten so many no’s that there must be something wrong with the project,” said Robert Muller, an engineer with McGowan Working Partners, the ...

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Recession not hurting business at Doe’s

When it comes to the recession, there are a lot of things folks may do without, but a trip to Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville isn’t one of them. Doe’s has been in the vernacular of my family for as long as I can remember. Even though I didn’t grow up in Greenville, my family spent many hours traveling the ...

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Projects get AARA funding

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for invasive species projects. In total, there are 19 projects, funded at more than $38 million, in 14 states.  Mississippi is receiving $2.767 million for two unspecified projects.   These funds will be used to suppress and control species such as kudzu, ...

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