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Eastover development on track for 2014 opening

The developers of a mixed-use development on the site of Jackson’s School for the Blind say the project is on schedule for construction to start next summer. Until then, finalizing building plans and getting a grip on exactly where each piece of the project will sit on the 23-acre site is top priority. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, principals of ...

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Read September 24 issue of MBJ

>> EASTOVER 2.0 New retail development on track for 2014 opening— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>BANKING Mississippi still atop the list of state’s with most unbanked households by Ted Carter >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Golden Triangle economic development model could be copied across state— by Clay Chandler >> AGRICULTURE Isaac’s toll on Mississippi crops far less than ...

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Sanderson Farms sues Mississippi union over complaints

JACKSON — Sanderson Farms Inc. has sued a union, claiming its union representatives filed meritless complaints with federal agencies and made slanderous statements to news organizations. The Mississippi-based poultry producer filed the lawsuit Aug. 28 in Jones County Circuit Court against the Laborers International Union of North America Local 693 and the Southeast Laborers’ District Council. Frank McLaurin and Sherri ...

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Full House approved to own Silver Slipper's license

BAY ST. LOUIS — According to Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts, the Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved the company to own a Mississippi gaming licensee. The finding of suitability should enable the company to close on its acquisition of the Silver Slipper Casino Venture, LLC, the entity operating the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis Oct. 1, the company ...

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Two-year schools want $101.7M budget increase for 2014

JACKSON — Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges are seeking an additional $101.7 million in the 2014 budget year, again arguing that they’ve been particularly ill-treated in recent state spending plans. Eric Clark, executive director of the Community College Board, told lawmakers yesterday money would go to expand worker training, buy new equipment to train students in subjects including welding ...

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Court rejects AG's request to reconsider CON decision

JACKSON — In June, the Mississippi Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a 2011 law that required appeals of certificate-of-need decisions to go directly to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said appeals from CON decisions by the Mississippi State Department of Health must go first to the appropriate lower court. In this case, that would be chancery court. Yesterday, the Supreme ...

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Zachry buys former D&Z plant; hires ex-workers

MOSS POINT — Zachry Holdings Inc. has purchased Day and Zimmerman’s industrial fabrication plant in Moss Point. The 140,000-square-foot plant produces piping systems and vessels for large projects in power, petrochemical, refining, forest products and other markets George Freeland, executive director of Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, tells the Sun Herald the company has hired all 62 D&Z employees and ...

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Community college lone bidder for bankrupt country club

COLUMBUS — East Mississippi Community College is the sole bidder for the bankrupt Columbus Country Club. Deadline for bids was Sept. 14. The auction is scheduled for Oct. 5. Jason Browne, a spokesman for EMCC, tells the Commercial Dispatch the school’s administrators are not ready to comment on the bid. EMCC board members discussed purchasing the club and its golf ...

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