When Ashby Encountered Ayn

Jackson City Councilman and business leader Ashby Foote tells about how he first heard of the great novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand—and it was in her very presence!


(BAMSouth.com is pleased to begin a series of honoring outstanding young business professionals in Mississippi and throughout the South called “Future Leaders Among Us.” We presented these up and coming young leaders with a series of questions in order for our readers to discover more about them through their own words and thoughts thus showing why we think their futures are so very bright in our business communities.)


Forget Following Your Passion—Just Get To Work

How many times have you heard the exhortation to “follow your passion” in your career choice? It’s become an entirely overused mantra parroted by the numerous self-help and business gurus who themselves probably command about 30K a speech. That’s not a bad “passion” to follow but let’s just face the economic facts in 2015:

When Mediocrity Is Enshrined and Civility Fades

(The following is a tentative excerpt from the introduction to my book-in-progress entitled “The Cultural Abyss: When Mediocrity Is Enshrined And Civility Fades”)


Five Metro Stores You DON’T Want To Visit…

Here at BAMSouth.com we pride ourselves in promoting positive and beneficial news and information about local business.


City Councilman Ashby Foote discusses NE Jackson halfway house

A debate is raging over a halfway house in a Northeast Jackson neighborhood: should it be allowed? Is it legal? Is it a safe haven or a residential threat? Hear what Ashby Foote has to say below:


Pinnacle Trust Market Update with Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson, President and Chief Investment Officer of Pinnacle Trust in Madison, Mississippi gives a brief overview of where he thinks the market currently stands. Nelson, long known as a market and financial expert in the South, will be featured on BAMSouth.com frequently with similar market updates. This interview was conducted by Jack Criss. (more…)

Pedigo Named Managing Shareholder of Baker Donelson’s Jackson Office

Scott W. Pedigo has been named managing shareholder for the Jackson office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Mr. Pedigo assumes the role held for eight years by William S. Painter, who will continue his corporate practice with the Firm.


Why Stress Is Good For You

How many articles have you read in the last month about how bad stress is for your health?  A simple Google search for the phrase “stress damages health” turns up 42,400,000 results—yikes! Does reading all these articles about how stress damages your health actually stress you out?  Me too! Here’s the deal. Stress is a constant. It exists in our jobs, our homes, and our hobbies.


Learning Lessons As A Teacher

If you have never heard of MadCAAP (Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty) perhaps you should perform a search online and read about this 501c(3) organization located in Canton.


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