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Read the October 17th issue of the MBJ online

EAT HEALTHY MISSISSIPPI … In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough takes a look at the new Eat Healthy Mississippi initiative, which will connect local growers to restaurants and promote healthy eating, is underway. The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA) recently learned it had received a grant of more than $83,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With the help ...

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Read the October 10th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough examines the explosion of solar companies in Mississippi and whether the companies can keep up with the technology. Only time will tell how Twin Creeks and Stion hold up as Mississippians have bet nearly $400 million on green energy companies Also in this week’s paper: >> ‘YES ON 26’ CREATES UNCERTAINTY FOR STATE BUSINESSES: ...

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Read the October 3rd issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Clay Chandler examines whether there is a megasite available for a new Hyundai plant. The MDA’s Leland Speed says there are no sites available. However, the East Mississippi Business Development Corp. executive director Wade Jones says the 1,400-acre Kewanee site is still available for Hyundai or anyone else that wants it. So, what is Leland Speed ...

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Read the September 26th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Stephen McDill broke the national news that Cellular South is changing its name to C Spire Wireless. Cellular South is the nation’s largest privately-owned wireless company. The official announcement was made on the website www.personalizedwireless.com. Speculation had run rampant all week that hat the company was making major changes to its corporate. Also in this week’s ...

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Read the September 19th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough analyzes the recent saga at Parkway Properties and looks into the potential of its headquarters leaving Jackson. All of this is happening about 100 days after its combination with Eola Capital LLC as Parkway Properties Inc. announced CEO Steve Rogers’ retirement and succession by Eola chairman and Parkway board chairman Jim Heistand, who will ...

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Where have all the parties gone?

There have been countless coffee shop conversations recently in which the participants have called for the destruction of both of the country’s major political parties.  Results so far in the 2010 mid-term elections seem to be giving us a glimpse of what political life would look like in a “post-party” world.   Let us remember that we have only eased ...

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Stages of community leadership programs

Successful communities often have community leadership programs.  Such programs are designed to identify, train and engage emerging leaders to improve the quality of life in their communities.  Community leadership programs are not new.  Leadership Philadelphia (Pa.), which claims to be the oldest community leadership program in the country, held its first class in 1959-60.  Leadership Stockton began its program in ...

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The Government vs. The Free Market

The debate over the need to let free market capitalism run free and unfettered versus the demand for tightened government involvement in the form of increased regulation is moving from the ridiculous to the sublime.  Indeed, it has been astounding recently how a speaker has lamented, often in the same sentence,  the expansion of government influence while simultaneously expressing rage ...

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Get retirement plan ready or die early

The idea of retirement, much less a plan to cover it, is a modern one. In most countries, Grandma just moves in with you when she can’t support herself anymore. General Motors started the first private retirement plan in 1950 in the United States. It was a defined benefit plan, also known as a pension. Since then, U.S. employees have ...

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