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PHIL HARDWICK — End of year bonuses

One of the most heart-warming stories I’ve come across this holiday season is about a company that gave its employees end-of-year bonuses based on tenure with the company. In this age of high employee turnover and lack of company and employee loyalty, it was refreshing to see that length of service with a company still matters. Did I mention that ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Money talks in Mississippi politics

“Who will pay $250K to eat with Tate Reeves at inauguration dinner?” read the headline in the Clarion-Ledger. The incoming governor’s inaugural committee is seeking “platinum sponsors” willing to ante up to have dinner with Reeves plus VIP access to all inauguration events. The article says that the identities of these donors and others paying for inauguration events will remain ...

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Walk-on’s will take the field in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY Walk-ons are known for their enthusiasm. They are not scholarship players. They have to scrap and hustle just to make the squad. Rudy Ruettiger was a legendary walk-on for the Notre Dame football team. A movie bearing his first name made him a legend. Brandon Landry and Jack Warner brought that kind of enthusiasm as walk-ons on ...

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Williams does work around the world promoting soil health and grassfed animal production

By BECKY GILLETTE STARKVILLE — Before a recent interview for this article, Dr. Allen Williams had already answered emails from people in a dozen different countries. “And that happens every day,” said Williams, a sixth-generation farmer who is a partner in one of the largest grassfed protein operations in the country, Joyce Farms Inc., and a founding partner of Soil ...

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Grassfed animal production can be a way to save the family farm

By BECKY GILLETTE Many grassfed animal producers turned to that production method because of evidence that it is healthier for the environment, the animals and people. But another big factor is cost. It can be less costly than purchasing or even growing the grains. Dr. Allen Williams, who is a partner in one of the largest grassfed animal production companies ...

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Delta farmers would benefit having sustainable agriculture

By NASH NUNNERY The bumper sticker on Daniel Doyle’s vehicle perfectly defines his philosophy on sustainable agriculture. “Think before you eat,” it reads. Doyle, a current board member and former director of the non-profit Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network, is a passionate advocate for the organic farming movement.  A Massachusetts native who attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi, Doyle ...

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Baptist DeSoto employs unique physician collaboration to improve cardiac outcomes while reducing costs

By BECKY GILLETTE SOUTHAVEN — Some people might perceive that a bigger hospital is a better hospital. But in the case of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, advantages have been found allowing the hospital that serves a large surrounding rural area to engage in a unique physician collaboration targeted towards improving health outcomes while reducing costs for cardiac care. “DeSoto is almost ...

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Nurse Practitioners filling the state’s gap in health care

By LYNN LOFTON Here’s another grim statistic for Mississippi — out of 50 states and the District of Columbia, we’re number 51 in health care. Nurse practitioners believe they are playing a vital role in the state’s health care and want to help lift us from the bottom. The Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners (MSANP) has a goal to change ...

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Opportunity Zone credits touted as benefit from purchasing five historic downtown Hattiesburg properties

By BECKY GILLETTE In what is being described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” five historic downtown Hattiesburg properties owned by CR Properties were available with a call for offers on the buildings being accepted until Dec. 5. The advantage of having so many buildings for sale at once allows buyers a rare opportunity to purchase the historic office and multifamily assets ...

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