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The never changing Neshoba County Fair… and the changes

As any Neshoba County Fair fan will tell you, some things about the Fair never change. Two certainties are sweltering heat and a lot of political “hot air,” especially during a statewide election year like 2007. There are so many anxious candidates this year that the political speaking will start Tuesday, July 24, instead of the traditional Wednesday. Another certainty ...

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Business travelers carry on through latest scare

Business travelers breathed a sigh of relief when British police made a fifth arrest in the plot to attack London’s airports — Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted — and Scotland’s Glasgow airport. The latest travel scare occurred a week after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown took office, and while the Wimbledon tennis tournament was underway and Princes Harry and William were ...

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Banking pros enthusiastic about launching new venture

Metropolitan BancGroup Inc., a newly formed Mississippi-based holding company, recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BancSouth Financial Corporation, parent company of Crystal Springs-based Bank of the South. In making the announcement, Mike McRee, chairman of BancSouth Financial Corporation, said the board of directors has approved the transaction, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of ...

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Rainbow’s customers a growing, diversifying group

No one should accuse the Rainbow Natural Whole Foods Cooperative Grocery of being trendy. While healthier diets and environmental conservation are now making headlines and becoming more and more mainstream, the Rainbow Co-op, which encompasses both a store offering natural, organic products and the award-winning High Noon Café, has been focused on body-smart foods and organic, green issues for decades. ...

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Where does this hallway lead? Lawyers, educators scramble

Lawyers and educators are scrambling this July as they consider the United States Supreme Court’s pronouncement in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 and its companion case arising out of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. In the resulting opinion, the High Court rejected school assignment plans in these two major public school systems, which used race ...

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Solid lineup of politicos on tap

It’s election year, and in Mississippi that means the hot air at the Neshoba County Fair gets hotter as political speakers take the stage at Founders Square. This year is no exception as a long list of candidates are lined up to address Fair goers and ask for their votes. The Fair midway opens on July 20 with political speeches ...

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