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LIFE CHANGES — Insurance re-enrollment time is near; make sure your coverage reflects your changing needs

When annual enrollment time for employer-sponsored insurance plans comes around, it can be difficult to drum up much interest by employees in evaluating their insurance plans and making adjustments. According to a survey by MetLife, often employees aren’t all that excited by the prospect of annual benefits enrollment. “In fact, their annual encounter with the often complex and sometimes unfamiliar ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Buy and flip or buy and hold?

Dear Phil: My husband and I have an opportunity to buy a rather run-down house in a nearby neighborhood. I feel like it is just too good an opportunity to pass up. We are undecided on whether to buy it and resell it as is, buy it and have a contractor make the necessary repairs or buy it and make ...

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MBJ Marketplace the venue for state’s businesses

Dozens of Mississippi businesses showcased their goods and services last Friday as the Mississippi Business Journal held its inaugural Business Marketplace at the Trademart in Jackson. Formerly the Business Expo, the Marketplace featured some vendors selling products on the showroom floor — a move the MBJ made to accommodate visitors who wanted to shop as well as get acquainted with ...

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WHAT'S THE PLAN? Map to market for GreenTech’s MyCar not yet clear

Automotive startup GreenTech will soon be sending its MyCar to a “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” market experts say is still in its infancy, at least outside of California. The two-seater MyCar is limited to speeds of 35 mph and prohibited on major highways. The car is expected to begin coming off the assembly line at GreenTech’s recently completed Tunica plant by ...

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TAKING OFF — Delta Group finds ready market for drones

Though its roots go all the way back to the 1920s, Delta Group has shown that it is not afraid to embrace new technology. As example, the company that is best known as a farm equipment dealer began offering precision agriculture products when the high-tech devices first arrived on the market in the 1980s. Now, Delta Group is at it ...

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JRA will cover $1.5 million HUD repayment for Farish St. blunders

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority agreed Wednesday to cover a demand from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for repayment of $1.5 million HUD invested in downtown’s dead Farish Street project. The City of Jackson had agreed to repay the money over three years starting in December 2016. But that could have left in place a suspension HUD put ...

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EPIC Pharmacies appoints Jay Romero as CEO

EPIC Pharmacies Inc. of Cockeysville, Maryland, has appointed Jay Romero, R.Ph., as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2015. Romero has had a long and successful career in independent pharmacy. He has been an independent pharmacy owner for more than 10 years and a practicing pharmacist for more than 20 years. Romero currently serves on the EPIC Pharmacies board of directors and ...

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Terri J. Bickham joins Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis

Terri J. Bickham, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis as a nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing through the University of Southern Mississippi and her master of science in nursing from Mississippi University for Women. As a Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis provider, Bickham will be providing services at Hattiesburg, Bay Springs, Collins, Columbia, Laurel, Pachuta, Picayune, Richton, ...

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Ramey Agency welcomes Amy Mardis and Tania Romano

The Ramey Agency recently welcomed Amy Mardis as senior account executive and Tania Romano as associate digital art director. Mardis is a native of Kosciusko, and attended Mississippi State University where she double-majored in political science and communication. She has over 10 years of marketing experience. Mardis previously worked at Ramey before moving to Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, she worked ...

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USM alumni association installs new board members

The Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has installed its executive committee for the 2014-15 fiscal year, welcoming six appointed board members, who will serve a three-year term. New board members include Ember Ahua of Hattiesburg, Vicki Adkison of Moss Point, Mary Dayne Gregg of Hattiesburg, Lance LeFan of Hattiesburg, David Leiva of Hattiesburg, J. R. Robinson of Hattiesburg and Gene Smith ...

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