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MLC concerned with keeping up with tech, funding

Jackson — Contrary to what many people may think, the use of public libraries in the state is going up, not down. While libraries are still providing books and traditional services, they are also being called upon to provide new technology services. “There’s lots going on in libraries across the state. They’re not just books anymore and have a lot ...

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New site promoting commercial leasing and sales activity

Jackson — A new alternative on the commercial real estate marketing scene in the metro area is www.LEASEABUILDING.com. The Web site was formed to provide a targeted and cost-effective way for businesses, real estate professionals and property owners to market their property. Currently, the site lists approximately 250 properties for lease or sale, and 90% are in the Jackson area, ...

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Commercial archeology helps preserve cultural resources

Most people probably don’t think of archeology as a commercial enterprise. But perhaps more than half of the people who get degrees in archeology find employment in commercial applications such as doing surveys of cultural resources required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires projects using federal funds or receiving federal permitting be evaluated for their impact on ...

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Provencal chef brings French country cooking to Gulf Coast

Gulfport — There’s a little bit of Provence in downtown Gulfport. The restaurant, Bonjour, on 14th Street reflects the home of French chef and proprietor Eric Barthelemy in food and décor. When weather permits, tables and chairs sit in front of the 1920, two-story building. Inside, walls are exposed brick and a sunny yellow that Barthelemy calls apricot. He says ...

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