Jackson to get C Spire's high-speed internet

Special to the MBJ Jackson municipal leaders and C Spire executives announced an agreement today help Jackson become one of nation’s most technologically advanced cities by offering residents ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access. The Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services firm built relationships with nine other Mississippi […]

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Jackson to get C Spire’s high-speed internet

Special to the MBJ Jackson municipal leaders and C Spire executives announced an agreement today help Jackson become one of nation’s most technologically advanced cities by offering residents ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access. The Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services firm built relationships with nine other Mississippi…

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TREY DELLINGER: Employers, get a handle now on compliance

Trey Dellinger Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), most employees in the United States must be paid the federal minimum wage or greater for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours in a workweek. The FLSA…

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HomeStretch expanding operations, adding new jobs

NETTLETON — Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion, HomeStretch will have 250 employees in Nettleton. Based in Nettleton, the company has been in operation since early 2010. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance…

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TVA retiring coal-fired power plant; to build gas-burning facility

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors today approved replacing the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee, with a natural gas plant. Following an environmental review that received comments from more than 1,500 people, the board agreed to retire the 55-year-old coal plant and replace it with a 2-on-1, combined-cycle gas plant.…

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Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case

Jim Hood JACKSON — A Mississippi woman has been convicted of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s death. The state attorney general’s office said in a statement that a jury deliberated about five hours before finding Tracy Lynn Garner, 54, guilty of depraved-heart murder and conspiracy to…

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Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ in the development of Seafood R’evolution, which is set to open in November

Chef John Folse of New Orleans (left) and Chef Rick Tramonto of Chicago are enjoying the moment as the two are opening A Seafood R’evolution in Ridgeland. The expected opening of the restaurant is November. — Photos by Sarah Dill Reily Let there be no doubt, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto have every intention…

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New York firm buying majority interest in Tupelo mall, shopping center

TUPELO — Rouse Properties Inc., a New York-based owner and operator of enclosed regional malls, has entered a joint venture partnership with David Hocker & Associates Inc. to own and operate The Mall at Barnes Crossing, a single-level, 670,000-square-foot enclosed regional mall in Tupelo. The joint venture also includes Market Center, a 60,000-square-foot strip shopping…

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Association gets funding for work on Grant’s personal memoirs

STARKVILLE — A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant. The grant of $43,490 will be used by the association for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The association is…

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Bryant creates task force to explore Delta water resources

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an executive order establishing the Governor’s Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force. Under the direction of the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the task force is charged to work together to ensure that the Delta will have future sustainable water supplies. In…

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