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GJCP volunteering at EXPO

It’s hard to imagine the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO without the army of volunteers from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership. These long-time EXPO supporters, the Chamber’s Ambassadors, are a friendly army and they contribute many hours to make the event a success. Their involvement began when the EXPO was in its early days 29 years ago and had only ...

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John Calhoun sports passion & persistence

John D. Calhoun, Ph.d, CEO of IMS Engineers, isn’t content to just be an entrepreneur involved with doing engineering work on major projects such as the 18-mile Byram-Clinton Corridor and the $700-million Army Corps of Engineers Permanent Pump Station Project in New Orleans. Calhoun, who was recently named by President Barack Obama as one of 18 Champions of Change in ...

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A touchup for Thalia Mara

It’s said Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall hasn’t got a bad seat in the house. But seats that are in bad shape? Those are about as plentiful as the number of days that make up the Broadway run of the “Phantom of the Opera.” Since its opening in 1968 as the Jackson Municipal Auditorium, the City-owned hall has been home to ...

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Poros: "Mississippi kind of grows on you"

John Poros came to Mississippi State University to serve two years as a visiting professor in the College of Architecture, Art & Design. That was 13 years ago and the Silver Spring, Md., native is happily ensconced as an associate professor of architecture and as director of the Carl Small Town Center. He came to MSU from Philadelphia, Pa., where ...

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Bryant unsure of migrant labor crackdown’s economic costs

Gov. Phil Bryant says he has no idea what the costs would be to Mississippi’s agricultural sector if a tough anti-immigration law caused undocumented immigrants to leave the state en masse as they have in Georgia and Alabama. While Georgia and Alabama sustained serious economic losses from crops that went un-harvested after the workers left, Bryant does not expect that ...

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Ag researcher sees good times ahead for farmers

He has the same name as a famous comedian and even though he’s serious about the work he does, Mississippi’s Steve Martin can be humorous too. He serves as the head of the Delta Research & Extension Center and extension professor at the Mississippi State University facility in Stoneville. His areas of research include production agriculture, rice and cotton marketing, ...

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Bryant’s office set conference to coincide with Catholic Day

Mississippi’s Catholic leaders have spoken out strongly against the state’s plans to adopt a stringent Alabama-style immigration law, but Gov. Phil Bryant’s supporters set aside “Catholic Day” at the Capitol last Wednesday to champion just such a law. Bryant joined with Mississippi Tea Party and the Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement to detail support for legislation that would ...

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