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Jackson mourns loss of Parlor Market owner

Noone fulfilled dream in downtown Jackson Craig Noone, chef and owner of Parlor Market restaurant, knew that a thriving downtown needs thriving restaurants. Noone fulfilled his lifelong vision of opening a restaurant and did it successfully while being part of downtown Jackson’s revitalization efforts. Noone’s death Oct. 14 from a car crash is a loss for the city and particularly ...

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St. Dominic president announces retirement

JACKSON —  Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, O.P. has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of her intention to step down as the President of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (“SDHS”) effective January 1, 2012. She made the decision following a time of personal reflection and prayer. During her tenure, one of her focuses has been to prepare St. ...

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Mississippi can avoid Justice Department review on voter ID law

Mississippi’s distant history of infringing on voting rights makes it likely the U.S. Justice Department will have questions on just how the state plans to implement a voter identification law, should voters decide Nov. 8 to change the state constitution to require the IDs before allowing someone to vote. But Mississippi does have the option to avoid Justice Department scrutiny, ...

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iPhone a coup for C Spire

BY STEPHEN MCDILL Apple Inc. has confirmed its rumored iPhone 4S partnership with Mississippi-based telecom C Spire Wireless. The privately held, Ridgeland wireless carrier announced that it is now accepting Internet and store orders for the new iPhone. Pricing and availability details are still pending, according to C Spire spokesman Dave Miller. The 4S model, which has already been released ...

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Competitors react to C Spire’s deal with Apple for iPhone 4S

The market fallout from C Spire’s iPhone deal and how that will affect its competitors, large and small, remains to be seen. Stocks for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile closed at a loss the same day the partnership was announced. AT&T and Sprint representatives had no comment on the deal at press time. Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Ginger Daril said that while ...

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Read the October 24th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — THE NATIONAL TELECOM TAKE ON C SPIRE: Stephen McDill asks national telecom experts what they think of the new marriage between Apple Inc. and Ridgeland-based C Spire. You might be surprised at what they told the Mississippi Business Journal. Also in this week’s paper: >> VOTER ID: Will the National government intercede in Mississippi’s Voter ...

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DNC Chairman: Dupree "Tremendous Source of Pride" for Democratic Party

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is wrapping a two-day visit to Mississippi to show support for Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree’s bid for the Governor’s Mansion. The Florida congresswoman praised Dupree’s job creation record and said that as governor Dupree would “move the needle” and take Mississippi from last to first. “We both want the same thing for America’s ...

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MSU's Shaw targets January for CottonMill Marketplace construction

The $70-million CottonMill Marketplace mixed-use development in Starkville looks like it could begin in January, according to a story in the Columbus Commercial Dispatch this morning. The two phases of the project will total about $120 million, according to Mississippi Business Journal reporter Clay Chandler. The first phase will include the renovation of the old E.E. Cooley Building into office ...

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Downtown donations part of Pascagoula makeover

PASCAGOULA — The donation of two downtown Pascagoula buildings to the Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority could boost efforts to revitalize that Gulf Coast city’s downtown area. The Heidelberg Steinberger Colmer & Burrow law firm donated the former Parker Jewelry and Parsley’s Barber Shop buildings to the Redevelopment Authority on Thursday. The authority will market the properties to potential occupants. The property ...

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State casino revenue drops $6 million in September

September was a down month at Coast casinos. The year started with slow but steady growth. Revenue increased in five of the first seven months, and despite slipping in August and September, remains $5.8 million ahead of last year’s pace. August’s $10 million drop in gross casino revenue was followed by a $6 million decrease in September on the Coast. ...

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