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MCDP helped Logan launch Meridian company

Before he entered the construction industry 12 years ago, Earl Logan owned several video stores in the Meridian area. However, thanks to the Model Contractor Development Program (MCDP), Logan sold his interest in the stores and launched his own construction company in Meridian, Construction Plus.  Back in 2007, Logan became a member of the program’s pilot class after dabbling in ...

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A formidable duo

H.T., Billy Ware make up the only father and son to be honored by AGC   If it weren’t for his father, Billy Ware might be pleading cases before a judge instead of leading one of Mississippi’s most successful construction companies. His father, H.T. Ware, co-founded Mid-State Construction in 1958 and served as president of the company until his retirement ...

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What have we gotten for our stimulus dollars?

It has been over a year since the debut of the Obama administration’s $787-billion stimulus program. More than $36 billion in stimulus money has been spent so far on highways, bridges and transit systems. So what have Americans gotten for their money? Not enough, according to contractors and representatives in the construction industry.  Though the money has kept projects going ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: An entrepreneurial journey

Monk brings Yazoo City old world businesses in new world packages When I met Michele Monk, owner of Health Integration in Yazoo City, one of my first questions was: “just how the heck did you wind up as a business owner in Yazoo City, Miss.?” The question was a natural response on my part. Michele started her professional life as ...

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Jackson should step up for Downtown Riverwalk

Editor, Thank you for your story on the downtown river project last week. We need for our leaders in Jackson to step up, as you say, to the plate to take care of our business for the next 30 years. If we keep working hand to mouth nothing will happen. Jackson leaders, I hope will have a vision for the ...

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Us fatsos have it coming very soon

Editor, I fear that we fat people are going to be vilified. In an effort to get the national health plan passed, the public will be told that fat people are the major cause of high medical costs in this country. There are some who are convinced that diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, warts, etc., are caused by being fat and ...

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MBJ should be ashamed

Editor, I am not sure why the Mississippi Business Journal keeps picking on Charles and Chris Evans. The liberal media loves to find small business owners around the country and put them in tough situations just so you can exploit them for your own gains. Conservative America understands what is going on and movements like the Tea Parties around the ...

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