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Parkway makes Great Place to Work ranking

Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) has been ranked No. 10 on the Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur list. This year’s ranking is Parkway’s highest-ever placement in the competition and it is also the fifth time and fourth consecutive year the company has been included on the nationwide list. Great Place to Work evaluates hundreds of companies based ...

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Parkway Properties headquarters moving to Fla.

Company has new management team Downtown Orlando, Fla. is expected to become the headquarters early next year for Jackson’s Parkway Properties Inc. Senior level management will transfer, but most of Parkway’s Jackson employees will stay in Mississippi. Company chairman Jim Heistand, who will become CEO Jan. 1, announced the change to the Orlando Sentinel Monday Current CEO Steve Rogers, who ...

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Senators urging peers to overturn flood insurance provision

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) have launched an effort to convince their colleagues to overturn a provision in Senate legislation that would require federal flood insurance coverage in areas already protected by levees, dams or other flood control structures. Cochran and Pryor are asking their colleagues to join them in signing a bipartisan letter ...

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Bomgar introduces new Apple-friendly solution

JACKSON — Bomgar has unveiled the new Bomgar iOS Customer Client, which offers remote support capabilities available for the iPhone and iPad. The Bomgar solution already enables support technicians to push configuration profiles to end-users’ iOS devices, automating routine support tasks such as email and Wi-Fi settings configuration. With the new Bomgar iOS Customer Client, Bomgar users will now be ...

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Coast neighborhood opposed to amusement parke

BILOXI — Residents in one of Biloxi’s oldest neighborhoods are opposing plans for an amusement park in their area. Homeowners in Biloxi’s Edgewater Park said the plan would damage the quality and character of the neighborhood. WLOX TV reports the entertainment park proposed for the area would likely include a 30-foot water slide, go carts and music. Opponents voiced their ...

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New television station broadcasting in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg has a new television station. The Hattiesburg American reports WHPM started broadcasting at low power last week and will have a signal covering a 40-mile radius in the weeks to come. Station president Mike Reed’s company, Waypoint Media, manages the Meridian Family of Stations that includes WGBC and WMDN. The station’s main offering is the Fox prime-time ...

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Secretary of State adds cost of initiatives to ballot

JACKSON — Key information involving three initiatives on the Nov. 8 ballot was not included so a reprint has been ordered, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office said yesterday. Pamela Weaver, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, said Attorney General Jim Hood contacted their office last week saying he believed the “fiscal analysis” — the cost to taxpayers for ...

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Defendant accused of healthcare fraud asks for delayed trial

BATESVILLE — Dr. Robert S. Corkern of Batesville wants more time to prepare for trial on federal healthcare fraud charges. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports his attorneys Tuesday asked the court to delay his Dec. 12 trial with co-defendants Ray Shoemaker of Tupelo and Lee Garner of Batesville. Trial is set in Oxford with Senior U.S. District Judge Neal ...

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Eight candidates in running for MUW presidency

COLUMBUS — Eight finalists from among more than 40 candidates for president of the Mississippi University for Women were invited to Jackson this week for a first round of interviews. Hank Bounds, higher education commissioner, said the state College Board would have a difficult time selecting the one. Bounds said he couldn’t provide much information about the candidates because many ...

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Watkins buys courthouse, plans arts institute

JACKSON — The James Eastland Federal Courthouse in downtown Jackson has been tentatively sold at auction to Watkins Development for $1.45 million. Owner David Watkins, also the lead developer of the Farish Street Entertainment District, tells The Clarion-Ledger he plans to transform the 115,000-square-foot space into a privately funded university-level arts institute. An online auction for the courthouse began Aug. ...

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