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Jackson businessmen plan pub for Fondren

by Clay Chandler Published: May 31,2013

Tags: Dining, entertainment, Fondren, Fondren Public, JACKSON, nightlife, pub

Later this summer, Fondren’s newest locally owned business will open, and it will be something the neighborhood does not already have. Marty Clapton and his partners are opening a pub next to Cups coffee shop. Plans for Fondren Public, which Clapton hopes will serve as a gathering place for locals, were first formulated more than […] [...]

Jackson student set to attend Apple developer conference

by Clay Chandler Published: May 31,2013

Tags: Apple Inc., Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Charley Hutchison, FriendsForFlickr

St. Andrew’s middle schooler Charley Hutchison had planned to buy one of 5,000 available tickets to the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, which starts June 10. Charley, a 13-year-old who will enter the 8th grade this fall and who last year became one of the youngest app developers in Apple history, had saved enough money to […] [...]

Brad Fuller makes events available with social media start-up

by Clay Chandler Published: May 31,2013

Tags: Brad Fuller, mobile apps, social media, YeHive

Brad Fuller is a 2004 Mississippi State agribusiness graduate who left Washington to found YeHive, a start-up whose social media app and website launched last year. Blending features from several social media outlets, YeHive takes photos and videos from an event and deposits them in a central location. Q — What is YeHive? A — […] [...]

PSC’s Mississippi Power probe continues as regulators mull next move

An abrupt leadership change at Mississippi Power Co. spurred by the former president’s stonewalling the Mississippi Public Service Commission has regulators plotting their next steps. Southern Co.’s board of directors voted Monday to name G. Edison “Ed” Holland the utility’s new president. Holland replaces Ed Day, who was named president in 2010. Day has spent […] [...]

IHL launches minority business enterprise

The College Board has started a program trustees hope will ease the procurement process between minority-owned businesses and state universities. The Mississippi Public University Minority Economic Opportunity Initiative is designed to ensure minority-owned businesses have everything they need to be included in the bidding process when universities start one. “The Board of Trustees has asked […] [...]

Mississippi Power CEO’s departure due to withholding Kemper information from regulators

by Clay Chandler Published: May 20,2013

Tags: Ed Day, Mississippi Power, Public Service Commission

Mississippi Power Co. has made an abrupt change at the top. Southern Co.’s board of directors voted Monday to name G. Edison “Ed” Holland the utility’s new leader. Holland replaces Ed Day, who has been CEO since 2010. Day has spent a total of 30 years with Southern Co. >>READ MORE in today’s Magnolia Marketplace […] [...]

John Damon leads Children’s Home Services’ efforts to help kids thrive

by Clay Chandler Published: May 17,2013

Tags: John Damon, MCHS, Mississippi Children's Home Services, Mississippi College

Dr. John D. Damon is the CEO of Mississippi Children’s Home Services in Jackson. Damon has been with MCHS for 20 years. He received his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Mississippi College, his master of arts in marriage and family therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary, his doctor of philosophy in clinical psychology from […] [...]

District at Eastover construction to start later this year

A mixed-use development on the site of Jackson’s Old Blind School has confirmed tenants a few months before construction begins. The District at Eastover will sit on Interstate 55 and be bordered by the Eastover and Fondren neighborhoods. So far, a Residence Inn by Marriott, Community Trust Bank, Cantina Laredo restaurant, a movie theater, a […] [...]

U.S. Senate bill seeks to lower craft brewery excise tax

by Clay Chandler Published: May 17,2013

Tags: American Craft Beer Week, beer, craft beer, Susan Collins

American Craft Beer Week has gotten a congressional boost. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is one of 18 bipartisan sponsors of legislation that would reduce the excise tax on brewers that make up to 6 million barrels of beer per year to $3.50 on the first 60,000 barrels and $16 on additional barrels under two million […] [...]

Researchers preparing to take advantage of SMART Act

One of the centerpieces of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s legislative agenda passed in the last session, and university researchers are getting ready to take advantage of it. The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through (SMART) Business Act provides a 25 percent rebate to Mississippi companies that contract with Mississippi public universities and colleges for qualified […] [...]

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