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Years after program ended project could still get nearly $100 million from taxpayers -

By STEVE WILSON,

The Mississippi Cultural Retail Attraction Program died in the Mississippi legislature in 2014, when the authorizing law expired without passage of an extension. Despite this end, one last holdout project is still alive and could receive more than $96 million from the program.

My Mother’s Day cookbook

By LISA IRELAND,

When my son was in kindergarten, a very thoughtful teacher came up with an excellent idea. She decided that it would be fun to get her students to submit their favorite recipe. She would collect these recipes and make a cookbook for the children to give their mothers for Mother’s Day.

Cinco de Mayo feast

By LISA IRELAND,

With Cinco de Mayo approaching, it is the perfect time to throw a taco party. Few things are as versatile, easy, delicious, and crowd pleasing as Mexican food. Many food allergies are not a problem if you serve buffet-style with many Mexican favorites. For the gluten sensitive: serve corn tortillas and corn chips, along with flour tortillas.

Thigpen Wealth Advisors

By BOWEN THIGPEN,

A consumer has a variety of options when it comes to selecting a financial advisor today. There are still the traditional advisory relationships, but there are also plenty of options available through virtual platforms due to the rapid advances in technology. It’s easier than ever to find information.

Regions Bank

By ROBERT LEARD,

Wait a second. Look closer.

The email looks like it’s from the CEO. Or the CFO. It seems legitimate, and they’re telling you to wire some money from here to there – fast.

You don’t want to disappoint anyone. After all, it’s the boss’s orders.

Biggs, Ingram & Solop PLLC

By STEPHEN STACK,

There has been much heated debate surrounding the recently enacted Landowners Protection Act (Senate Bill 2901). The Act is designed to limit the legal liability of a business owner when a person is injured by the actions of a third person unconnected to the operation of the premises.

Women’s Foundation

By BLAKE CASE,

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is a public foundation located in the Fondren neighborhood of Jackson, but they design and fund programs that benefit women and girls all across Mississippi. They advance economic security for women through grantmaking, community engagement and empowerment, and research.

Garden Works

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

It looks like we’ve made it through another Mississippi winter without any major weather related devastation. It looks to me like whatever combination of cold and rain we had this winter was great for the flowers on most of our spring bloomers. Azaleas and camellias have had an outstanding bloom season.

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