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Nationwide attention, biz implications for Jackson case

Jackson — National news sources from CNN to “The Today Show” carried reports recently about a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Smith vs. City of Jackson that has major implications across the country regarding age discrimination. “The AARP is pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the fight to eliminate age discrimination,” said Walter Howell, associate state ...

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Information technology org honors UM’s Reithel

Oxford — The dean of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration recently won a professional award that he says will give him a larger sense of responsibility to serve others. Dr. Brian Reithel was chosen as the Mississippian of the Year by the Jackson Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), a national organization. “I don’t ...

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Lee County secures U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone designation

Tupelo — Lee County manufacturers know that in today’s highly competitive global economic climate, every advantage counts. So does cooperation, which helped the Northeast Mississippi county secure its recent inclusion in the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone program. The approval, announced last week, expands the existing Vicksburg-Jackson Foreign-Trade Zone No. 158 into Lee County. Established in 1989, the Vicksburg-Jackson Foreign-Trade Zone includes ...

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Everything’s coming up green

Ah spring! Lots of thumbs are turning green and it’s the best time of year for garden centers. Nursery owners say Good Friday was the season’s kick-off time. At Horne’s Nursery in Laurel, owner Lynn Thompson says the season gives her business an economical boost for the rest of the year. “We have good sales in March, April and May,” ...

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Antique store celebrating 30 years of business

Iuka — Cappleman’s Antiques has been a mainstay of this beautiful hill town for 30 years, drawing visitors from far and wide. With 10,000 square feet, it’s the largest antique emporium in Northeast Mississippi and the largest one that’s not an antique mall. “We’ve been very fortunate to have a lot of people come here and proud we’ve been in ...

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