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‘Business is brisk’ for many local libraries in state

These are busy days for public libraries. Use of all services is increasing. Directors of some of the state’s larger library systems believe the troubling economy is fueling the surge. People are looking for public Internet access, magazines and newspapers in addition to books and DVDs as ways of stretching budgets. “Business is brisk. The numbers for high-speed Internet access ...

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Musgrove refutes Wicker’s Neshoba County Fair speech

Ronnie Musgrove (photo left) took the podium last week at the Stennis Institute-Capitol Press Corps Luncheon, scanned the audience at Jackson’s University Club and offered thanks. “I’m so happy nobody bused in hecklers,” the former governor said, drawing laughter from the crowd. Musgrove was referring to the speech he had given at the Neshoba County Fair, in which dozens of ...

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Childers wants government working for small biz

It wasn’t standing-room-only but it was a decent first effort, one that broke new ground in Mississippi’s First Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Travis Childers held a multi-location teleconference called “Putting Government to Work for Small Business” July 25 to detail his proposals to help small business. Broadcasting from the U.S. Capitol, Childers talked about bills he’s introduced, signed onto as ...

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Where others see roadblocks, Chris Cooley notices opportunity

In the current economic climate, most experts would discourage would-be entrepreneurs from starting their own small business. But where others see roadblocks, Chris Cooley sees opportunity. Cooley & Associates got off the ground in early May. The Madison firm offers financial services for businesses, specializing in assisting start-up businesses with the financial logistics of beginning operation. That includes preparation or ...

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Hungry Men

Two years ago when it was announced that the New Orleans Saints would hold training camp at Millsaps College in Jackson, it was considered the biggest news to hit the city’s sports scene in decades. With a first-year coach in Sean Peyton, new quarterback Drew Brees, rookie running back Reggie Bush and former Ole Miss star Deuce McAllister, there was ...

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