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PHIL HARDWICK — Ranking the professions

Each year the Gallup organization surveys Americans to determine how they feel about certain professions. The December 2018 survey revealed that nurses rated highest for honesty and ethics for 17th consecutive year. Members of Congress and telemarketers rated lowest. Below are the rankings for each profession. Respondents in the survey were asked the following question: Please tell me how you ...

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Clay Short: Steady commercial development activity ongoing in Northeast Mississippi

By: DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal There is still steady development activity in the major, yet small, markets in Northeast Mississippi. Tupelo is getting a West Tupelo grocery store, we’re told, finally. The Community Development Foundation is pioneering The Hive, which is purported to be a “next generation” business park to which they are recruiting advanced tech firms, among others. ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — People learn in different ways so figure it out

People learn in different ways. And no one way is best in every situation. Experts say there are basically three types of learners: » Listening learners; » Seeing learners; and » Touch/experience learners When it comes to training a team to do a certain task to learn something, the best method might not be showing them how to do something, ...

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Commercial and condo building planned for Tupelo’s Fairpark

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal The Fairpark District in downtown Tupelo will be the home of a multi-level building that will house commercial space as well as condominiums. The Legacy Building as it’s called will take up 31,000 square feet and will be built in the heart of the Fairpark District. It has 10,000 square feet of commercial space ...

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Algal bloom cost Mississippi Coast tourism $4.1 million in June, July

By JACK WEATHERLY Beaches on the Mississippi Gulf Coast were given the green light earlier this month after a summer-long shutdown of coastal waters were declared free of  harmful algal bloom caused by an influx of fresh water from upstream flooding. The good news follows a loss of $4.1 million, or 3 percent to 8 percent, in room revenue for ...

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Mississippi announces nearly $12M for waterfront projects

Nearly $12 million from a Mississippi public trust fund will go toward waterfront projects and park improvements along the state’s Gulf Coast. Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented the $11.74 million from the Public Trust Tidelands fund on Wednesday. The Biloxi Sun-Herald reports the money will finance new boardwalks, boat ramps, park features, restoration initiatives, educational facilities and other ...

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MSU research & technology non-profit out to elevate innovation in Starkville’s downtown

By TED CARTER The move of tech data company Babel Street Inc. onto the third floor of Starkville’s Cadence Bank building marks the official start of a Mississippi State University non-profit corporation’s efforts to energize downtown technological innovation. Cadence, a regional bank formerly headquartered in Starkville, will remain in the first two floors of the 33,000 square-foot downtown landmark at ...

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Entergy named a National Leader in economic development for 12th consecutive year

For 12 years running, Site Selection magazine has named Entergy Corporation as one of the nation’s top utilities in economic development. The award is due to the vital role Entergy plays in economic development efforts across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. “This is a tremendous honor that speaks directly to our commitment to bring jobs and growth to our communities,” ...

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The 2020 Destination Downtown Conference will be held in Starkville

The 2020 Destination Downtown conference will be held in Starkville, Miss. on Sept. 9-11. The Main Street state coordinating programs from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas are sponsoring the annual Destination Downtown conference, where over 200 Main Street directors, board members, architects, economic developers, planners, and public officials will meet to discuss the revitalization of the states’ downtown areas. “We are ...

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