Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

Mississippian Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction with ‘The Goldfinch’

by Lynn Lofton Published: April 14,2014

Tags: books, Business, Greenwood, Grenada, literature, Mississippi

With the announcement this week of Donna Tartt capturing the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, another star is added to Mississippi’s literary crown. She won for the epic The Goldfinch, a 758-word novel that has been among the most popular and celebrated novels of 2013. This book, Tartt’s third, has also been nominated for a National […] [...]

Grenada native Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Goldfinch’

by Ross Reily Published: April 14,2014

Tags: books, Business, Mississippi

Grenada native Donna Tartt’s sprawling literary epic that centers on a mysterious little painting has taken the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, besting other lengthy titles, such as The Son by Phillipp Meyer and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Sacochis, both of which received “A” grades from EW. Tartt adds to the […] [...]

ALAN TURNER — McClain Lodge is an entrepreneurial family affair

by Alan Turner Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, hospitality, Mississippi

Joni and Buddy McClain are a great Mississippi success story. When we met recently at their property, the McClain Lodge (located on Clark Creek Road in Brandon), we discussed their various business ventures and how they came to be so successful. For those who might not know, Buddy owns over 60 Sonic locations throughout Mississippi, […] [...]

BOOL BIZ — An old literary form gets new life from a writer on the rise

by For the MBJ Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, reading, writing

For many of us, the word “essay” conjures up thoughts of college application essays or the essay portions from exams in middle school and beyond. Or, perhaps we remember the assigned readings of essays by thinkers like Frenchman Michel de Montaigne (who was the first person to describe his writing as essays back in the […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Darden North combines medicine with writing

by Martin Willoughby Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, writing

A few years ago, authors Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers) and Geoff Colvin (Talent is Overrated) brought to the public’s attention the 10,000 hour rule for becoming an expert. They were citing the research of psychology professor Dr. K. Anders Ericsson in which he concluded that it takes about 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to truly become […] [...]

TODD SMITH — Taco Bell and McDonalds take breakfast war viral; how to write killer news releases and more

by Ross Reily Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, column, Deane Smith & Partners, marketing, Mississippi, Nashville, Todd Smith

Everyone loves some good, old-fashioned brand rivalry. That’s why it’s no surprise that the little back and forth between Taco Bell and McDonald’s has now turned into “The Breakfast Wars” — and has gone viral. Recently, Taco Bell unveiled its new breakfast menu, which, as Taco Bell CMO Chris Brandt explained to Digiday, was about […] [...]

Exceeding expectations — $16M healthplex in Madison gets huge response

by Becky Gillette Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Madison, Mississippi

The $16 million Madison Healthplex Performance Training Center is planning a ribbon cutting soon. Since its soft opening March 1, the facility has quickly gained a loyal following including professional, collegiate and high school athletes, both athletes and non-athletes who need rehabilitation, and area residents who just want to be as healthy as possible. “The […] [...]

SEABOLD: The ‘bug’ has changed me — for the better

by Jeff Seabold Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Jeff Seabold, Mississippi, running

Years ago, I was bitten by this bug. It wasn’t serious, but it definitely had an effect on my life. I was in a spot where I was pretty — okay fine, I was very unhealthy and overweight. My former self of an athlete in my youth and high school years was long behind me. […] [...]

Dr. Hannah Gay: One year later — UMMC doctor looks back — and ahead — at breakthrough HIV treatment

by Lynn Lofton Published: April 14,2014

Tags: AIDS, Business, healthcare, HIV, Mississippi, Uninversity of Mississippi Medical Center

It has been a busy, full year since Hannah Gay, M.D. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and her colleagues first discussed publicly the case of the Mississippi baby HIV case. The child is now 3 years old and still free of HIV. “We’re excited and feel the longer she (the baby) goes without […] [...]

Running luxury car dealerships, like Mercedes of Jackson, comes naturally to Trudy Higginbotham Moody

by Becky Gillette Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Automotive, Business, Mercedes Benz, Mississippi

Trudy Higginbotham Moody comes by her interest in car dealerships naturally. She grew up working at dealerships in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., owned by her father, Dennis Higginbotham. Moody started out with menial cleaning jobs and answering the telephone before she graduated to tasks like delivering parts when she was old enough to have a […] [...]

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