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Contractors bring Tanglefoot Trail closer to opening date

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on north Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail. The 44.5-mile long multi-use recreational trail will be the region’s answer to South Mississippi’s Longleaf Trace recreational trail. Tanglefoot runs from New Albany to Houston. The trail is an old Gulf Mobile & Ohio railroad. Betsey Hamilton, chairperson of the GM&O Rails to Trails […] [...]

Business owners can determine if customers can carry firearms on premises

by Clay Chandler Published: June 28,2013

Tags: conceal carry, firearms, Jim Hood, NFIB, Ron Aldridge, Second Amendment, small businesses

Starting Monday, state law will allow firearms to be openly carried without a permit. House Bill 2, passed during the last session, was celebrated by supporters as an important step to protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. It essentially permits those who are not convicted felons to have on their person firearms that […] [...]

16th Section revenue tops $89 million

by Clay Chandler Published: June 28,2013

Tags: 16th Section land, Delbert Hosemann, education, Secretary of State

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday that revenue from 16th Section land leases reached $89.2 million for fiscal year 2012, which ended last July. The money goes to school districts. “This $89 million will help alleviate some of the financial headaches faced by our school districts today,” Hosemann said in a press release. “In […] [...]

Mississippi River economic trade centers form alliance

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI- The Mississippi World Trade Center has entered into a new alliance with other world trade centers along the Mississippi River. The group will says in a press release that its mission will be “promoting the stakeholder interests of the world’s greatest waterway.” The World Trade Center of New Orleans will lead the alliance. […] [...]

Toyota unveils redesigned Corolla

by Clay Chandler Published: June 14,2013

Tags: Automotive, Canton, Corolla Furia, Toyota

Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2014 Corolla at an event in Santa Monica, Calif., last week. It will include elements of the Corolla Furia concept car that debuted earlier this year at the North American Auto International Auto Show. The wheelbase will be extended by nearly four inches, with the wheels pushed farther out to the […] [...]

Bradley Lum provides mental tools, education for aspiring athletes

by Clay Chandler Published: June 14,2013

Tags: Clay Chandler, consulting, Guardian Elite, sports management, Ted DiBiase Jr.

Bradley Lum is president of Guardian Elite in Jackson. Lum is a former Ole Miss baseball player and teacher and coach. Q — What kinds of services does Guardian Elite provide for amateur and professional athletes? A — Our mission is to educate and equip athletes to leverage their skills and abilities into life-long success. […] [...]

U.S. Supreme Court settles on venue for LCD price fixing litigation

by Clay Chandler Published: June 14,2013

Tags: class action fairness act, consumer affairs, Jim Hood, LCD, price fixing, televisions

JACKSON- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed recently to hear a case originating in Mississippi that could determine where future consumer protection litigation is heard. Attorney General Jim Hood sued in 2011 manufacturers of liquid crystal display screens, accusing them of price-fixing from April 2001 to December 2006. He accused the companies of forcing consumers to […] [...]

Q&A: Rusty Hampton leaves journalism after 30 years for the engineering field

by Clay Chandler Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Clarion Ledger, Gannett, Neel-Schaffer, Rusty Hampton

Rusty Hampton is the marketing editor at Neel-Schaffer, a Jackson-based engineering firm. Hampton spent 30 years in the newspaper business, as a reporter and editor. He comes to Neel-Schaffer having spent the last decade-plus as sports editor of The Clarion-Ledger. Q — As marketing editor, what’s your day-to-day like? A — No two days are […] [...]

Nissan sets May sales record, Toyota’s jump slightly

by Clay Chandler Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Automotive, Bill Fay, economic development, Nissan, Toyota

  Nissan North America set a sales record in May, with 114,457 deliveries. That’s a 24.7 percent increase over May 2012. The global Nissan division also set a record, with 106,558 deliveries, up 31.2 percent over last year. In North America, sales of the Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra and Rogue led the charge. The Altima and […] [...]

GreenTech sues online watchdog for libel

by Clay Chandler Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Automotive, Franklin Institute, GreenTech Automotive, Horn Lake, MyCar, Tunica, watchdog.org

North Mississippi electric carmaker GreenTech Automotive is suing an online government watch dog for libel. GreenTech manufacturers the MyCar, a small electric vehicle, in Horn Lake. It has plans to make full-size vehicles at a facility in Tunica. Terms of a loan the state made to GreenTech call for production to start there no later […] [...]

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