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Cellular South marries virtual experience with bricks and mortar

Ridgeland’s Renaissance at Colony Park added brick and mortar to the virtual world last Wednesday when Cellular South opened its first dotcom store. The store seeks to physically recreate the company’s Web site, says Jim Richmond, director of corporate communications for Cellular South. At the location, customers can perform all the functions of the Web site — shopping for phones ...

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Speakers say state’s economy sound despite national slowdown

The message was hopeful and encouraging at Hancock Bank’s 41st Gulf Coast Economic Symposium earlier this month. Three scheduled speakers and Gov. Haley Barbour — a surprise visitor — told the crowd of 1,000 business and community leaders that the national economy is not all bleak and the state’s outlook continues to improve. The featured speakers were Gray Swoope, executive ...

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Health insurance exchange bill doesn’t make it out of House

On the heels of a summit last month that featured policy experts who said access and delivery systems of healthcare need reforming, three statewide organizations have thrown their support behind Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposal to create a state health insurance exchange. In a press conference held in his Capitol office March 13, Barbour was joined by the Mississippi Association of ...

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Diesel costs climbing to record levels

When one pulls up a car, truck or SUV to the pump for a 60-buck fill-up, the impact is obvious. What is less obvious but still packs a major wallop is the impact that record-high diesel prices are having on the overall economy. High diesel prices are threatening to take most of the profit out of the best farm commodity ...

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Tort king surrenders crown

Seventeen days before his trial on charges of judicial bribery was set to begin, Dickie Scruggs entered a plea of guilty March 14 in Federal District Court in Oxford. Scruggs and his law partner, Sidney Backstrom, admitted their involvement in a conspiracy to bribe Circuit Judge Henry Lackey. Prosecutors recommended Scruggs be sentenced to five years in a federal penitentiary; ...

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Lazy Magnolia brewing and now bottling success around state

In 2004, two young engineers in Hancock County started Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company with a dream and a desire to make specialty beer. Four years later, Mark and Leslie Henderson’s microbrewery is proudly producing Mississippi-brewed and bottled beer, the state’s first and only bottling microbrewery since Prohibition. Their beer is sold in many outlets in all Mississippi counties where beer ...

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Small Business Boot Camp participants march forward

David Henson provided participants in Small Business Boot Camp a textbook case study of how to succeed in business. Well, it was as textbook as business success can be since each endeavor usually becomes its own case study — no two efforts are identical. Henson and two of his officers at Tupelo-based Henson Sleep Relief Inc. (HSR) spoke March 4 ...

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Magnolia Clipping: scissors, glue sticks — and cutting-edge tech

Magnolia Clipping and Broadcast Monitoring Service Inc. started out some 70 years ago as a home-based, family-owned press clippings business employing a handful of workers. Today, Magnolia offers both press clippings and broadcast monitoring and employs nearly 40 workers at its state-of-the-art facility in Ridgeland, branch office in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and satellite offices across Mississippi. Some things remain unchanged. Magnolia ...

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