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PHIL HARDWICK — People learn in different ways so figure it out

People learn in different ways. And no one way is best in every situation. Experts say there are basically three types of learners: » Listening learners; » Seeing learners; and » Touch/experience learners When it comes to training a team to do a certain task to learn something, the best method might not be showing them how to do something, ...

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HU MEENA — C Spire Health mobile app redefines the traditional doctor house call

Back in the 1930 and 40s, most doctors visited sick patients in their homes with hands-on diagnosis and prescriptions for maladies ranging from a sore throat and the common cold to pneumonia.   Fast forward 80 years through the industrial, information and technology revolutions to the modern digital era. Research, practice and consumer preference shows that the days of the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Saving poor children – a government thing, a kingdom thing, or nothing?

Single moms living in poverty and children born into those households didn’t capture much attention in recent statewide elections. Trends suggest paying attention might be very important. This past summer The Phil Hardin Foundation in Meridian brought 10 Millsaps College students into the community to work as interns with various agencies. Assignments varied, but political science major Evan Jones got ...

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Mississippi Aquarium will reach hearts and minds beginning in April

By LYNN LOFTON Occupying 5.8 acres in downtown Gulfport, the Mississippi Aquarium expects to open on April 30, 2020. All Mississippians can be proud of this new attraction that’s located on Highway 90 across from Jones Park and Gulfport Harbor. It will contain more than 80,000 square feet of exhibits connected by landscaped walkways with plants representing all the physiographic ...

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Many different elements factor into which employee benefits are most valued

By BECKY GILLETTE Health insurance costs continue to rise, low unemployment rates mean stronger competition for top talent, and there is legislation such as Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. All those affect what types of benefits employers provide, as well as the need to cater to a multigenerational work-force that requires different benefits at different life stages, said ...

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Jackson Ready Mixed Concrete, now Delta Industries, has grown to a four-state footprint

By BECKY GILLETTE Jackson Ready Mixed Concrete was founded in 1945 by the Mounger, Speed and Reed families in Jackson. Descendants of those original founders still form the majority of shareholders. Three of their board members are 2nd and 3rd generation Mounger and Speed family members. Over the decades the company expanded into other markets and acquired other companies growing ...

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Mississippi could lead the region and country in applications of mass timber building technologies

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi is a timber state. The Mississippi State University Forestry Extension Service estimates that 62 percent of the state’s land area is forested, about 18.6 million acres, with a total annual economic impact estimated at $14.8 billion. Right now, there is a collaborative effort to get even more from the state’s timber assets with innovative mass timber ...

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BRETT KITTREDGE —Let innovation happen in Mississippi

Today’s technology has helped usher in what is commonly referred to as the sharing economy. This is a broad term we use for an economic system where services are provided in exchange for a fee, via a third-party facilitator. The most common examples of the sharing economy are ridesharing and homesharing apps, such as Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, or HomeAway. On ...

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Shuckers, M-Braves expected to avoid minor leagues’ sweeping 2021 changes

Spokesman for minors says Southern League teams in good standing By TED CARTER A revamp of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) that some observers are calling the most extensive shakeup in the last 100 years won’t bear on the futures of Mississippi’s two pro ball clubs – Pearl’s Mississippi Braves and Biloxi’s Shuckers. The overhaul is expected to be far reaching ...

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