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District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way

Developers of the $115 million District at Eastover mixed-use development say financing has been secured and a groundbreaking is imminent for the project that was to start construction last summer. Ted Duckworth, a principal of The District Land Development Co., is promising to bring a combination of shops, restaurants, hotel, theater, offices and loft residences unmatched in Mississippi. “There is ...

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Expeditors working out logistics to open Jackson office next month

Expeditors International of Washington Inc. is a Fortune 500 company that employs a staff of 13,000-plus and has established a network of more than 250 offices scattered across six continents. But when the Seattle, Wash.-based logistics company opens its newest office next month in Jackson, Expeditors wants to offer clients a small business-type experience, and is banking that keeping it ...

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Local travel agents are in it for the long haul

Travelers have loads of online options when they’re buying plane tickets, booking cruises or just researching vacation destinations. But, travel agents say websites can’t match the expertise, experience and personal touch they can provide, especially when things go awry. As one Jackson travel agency says on its own website, “The Internet is for looking. McGehee Cruise & Vacation is for ...

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Mississippi gardeners wait and see what winter left behind

Nothing unleashes a gardener’s urge to replenish a garden or refill flower beds and pots than the earliest sign of springtime. And after this winter’s unusual string of ice, sleet and snow across the state, it might be tempting to rush those shopping trips to nurseries and garden centers to commence the season. But for the next few weeks, cautious ...

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John Ferrucci'a perfect voice is perfect for the Silver Slipper Casino

John Ferrucci keeps a high profile as the general manager of Silver Slipper Casino on the beach in Hancock County, but he’s probably better known for his Jersey-tinged voice in the casino’s radio and TV commercials. The ad’s catchy jingle to “Come on down to the Silver Slipper. Pass a good time at the Silver Slipper,” was written by longtime ...

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StartupBus to make stop in Jackson; looking for riders

JACKSON — The Tennessee StartupBus will make a stop in the Jackson metro area March 3 on its way to compete in the National StartupBus Competition in San Antonio, Texas, and Innovate Mississippi is seeking two Mississippi entrepreneurs to join the Tennessee bus. StartupBus North America is a mobile competition where busses filled with entrepreneurs, coders and designers embark on ...

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First phase of Coast highway project almost completed

JACKSON COUNTY — Work is nearing completion on the first phase of a comprehensive highway reconstruction project beginning at the U.S. Highway 90 interchange of Highway 63 and Highway 611 in Jackson County. The $21-million phase one project was awarded to Tanner Construction Company and included construction of a new interchange for the intersection. Mallette Brothers Construction of Gautier was ...

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Locally filmed 'Ask This Old House' to air this weekend

BILOXI — A segment of “Ask This Old House” that was filmed in Biloxi premiers this weekend. The show demonstrates how to install a high tunnel to extend the growing season of backyard gardens. Two Mississippi State University horticulture scientists served as consultants for the traveling home improvement show. They helped the crew with region-specific information and coordination of the ...

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Can wind farms fight hurricanes?

Students at Stanford University have discovered that placing wind turbines off shorelines can reduce a hurricane’s wind surface speed by up to 80 percent. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, reports that these turbines can both protect coastal areas in times of bad weather and be a significant source of renewable energy. To slow the onslaught of ...

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Cathy Northington receives MEC promotion; Kilroy added as vice president

The Mississippi Economic Council has announced the promotions of Cathy Northington and Christi Kilroy to new leadership positions. Northington has been named Vice President, Programs and Administration. Hired a decade ago as a part-time, entry-level employee, Cathy worked her way up from the ground floor at MEC. Today, Northington is in charge of facilitating Leadership Mississippi, the nation’s second oldest ...

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