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“What Is Jackson’s Most Shocking Asset?”

Jackson City Councilman Ashby Foote recently sat down with BAMSouth.com Publisher Jack Criss for a far-reaching and comprehensive interview to be published soon. In the meantime, we asked the first-time politician a few questions including this one:



The Business Climate in Mississippi: Favors and Force Equals Less Freedom

The manner in which we do business in Mississippi is changing and I’m not certain it is for the better.


Could Ferguson Happen In Jackson?

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri—white police officer shoots black man, grand jury doesn’t indict, blacks riot in downtown—have me wondering whether those events could ever occur in Jackson, Mississippi. As I always strive to offer a balanced perspective (which distinguishes me from national news media pundits), I’ll provide both yes and no answers with a full explanation.


Liquid Creative Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary With New Services


(JACKSON, Miss.) – Liquid Creative, a Jackson-based branding and marketing firm, celebrated 15 years in business this past August. The full-service agency has evolved over the years to continually offer new services to its clients in order to create unique, consistent, and recognizable brands.


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Receive High Rankings in Chambers USA 2014 Guide


(JACKSON, Miss.) – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s Jackson office and its attorneys have received recognition from the prestigious, independent-research–based referral directory, Chambers USA. The 2014 edition lists 11 of the firm’s attorneys as leaders in their practice areas, with W. Wayne Drinkwater listed as a “Star Individual” for his Litigation: General Commercial practice and Wendy R. Mullins listed as “Up and Coming” for her Corporate/Commercial practice.


Welch Receives Mississippi Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award


(JACKSON, Miss.) – W. Scott Welch of the Baker Donelson law firm was presented with the Mississippi Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award, an award given to an individual who has demonstrated devoted service to the public, profession, and the administration of justice over the span of a professional career.


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Welcomes First-Year Associate Anna Sweat

Anna SweatBradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Anna Sweat has joined the firm’s Jackson office as a first-year associate in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Financial Services Litigation and Compliance Team.

Ms. Sweat holds a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she served as an associate articles editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. She also has a B.A., summa cum laude, from Millsaps College.


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Ranked Among Top Law Firms in BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team 2014


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a leader in client service in The BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team 2014. The survey ranked the firm 53rd among 650 law firms that serve large companies, a significant jump up in the list from previous years. This year, only the top 336 firms earned BTI’s designation as providing “superior client service.”


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Mississippi State Entrepreneurship Center: Growing Our Business Future

by Dana Cooley

BAMSouth.com Contributing Writer

The MSU Entrepreneurship Center offers resources to support business start-ups—a much-needed asset in our present day economy.

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