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Oxford’s FNC getting new headquarters

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Business, FNC, Mississippi, mortgage, Oxford

Mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. is in the middle of the design phase of its new headquarters in Oxford, a complex that will not only give the growing company needed space, but also reflect the city of Oxford’s vision for large, campus-like environments. “We have been working on our plans for about three years,” said […] [...]

MBJ Special report: MDA numbers help with cities’ retail pitches

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Business, commercial development, Mississippi, real estate

Mississippi communities looking to land a big retailer such as Walmart or Target often give the Mississippi Development Authority a call. That is where they will get the retail sales numbers for their area broken down to nearly a dozen categories. The numbers, through “pull-factor” calculations, also give an idea of whether the buyers live […] [...]

MBJ Special Report: Cities learn value of partnering for retail

Mississippi’s mayors and county supervisor chairs relish putting on hardhats and grabbing a shovel for groundbreakings on new retail developments. But to get to that point, communities are learning they must shape partnerships with developers instead of depending on a developer’s determination to walk over hot coals in bare feet to get a project built. […] [...]

(UPDATE) I-20 partially closed as vehicle carrying hazardous materials burns

WARREN COUNTY — All westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Warren County have reopened after a fire caused the closure of the interstate earlier this morning, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). MDOT reports a vehicle carrying hazardous material is on fire on I-20 eastbound before Bovina/ Tiffintown Road (Exit 11). MDOT reported […] [...]

BankPlus now a sponsor for Sanderson Farms Championship

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Business, Country Club of Jackson, Golf, Mississippi, PGA

BankPlus has become sponsor at The Sanderson Farms Championship, specifically for the BankPlus Junior Pro-Am, as well as the BankPlus Fan Pavilion. The BankPlus Junior Pro-Am will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at The Country Club of Jackson. It will be a six-hole event where junior amateurs get the chance to play alongside a […] [...]

MBJ Special Report: Commercial development incentives are available — if you can find them

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Business, commercial development, Mississippi

Mississippi let die on July 1 any new sales tax rebates for development of large retail complexes designated as “heritage centers,” a name given for their supposed ability to draw visitors from near and far. The rebates, worth a few hundred million dollars to individual projects, went to a handful of retail developments around the […] [...]

Portions of Delta highway to close as Corps strengthens levee

ISSAQUENA COUNTY and WARREN COUNTY — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is working to complete the Mississippi River levee enlargement projects along Mississippi Highway 465. This work will necessitate the temporary closing of portions of Highway 465 to all through traffic. The work areas are located in Warren and Issaquena Counties. […] [...]

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. […] [...]

City leaders craft cost-cutting budget with no tax increase

JACKSON — Mayor Tony Yarber and his team have devised a financial plan that he says will reduce city of Jackson spending by $110 million without any tax hike. Yarber outlined about his proposed budget with city council members yesterday. The budget is nearly a 22 percent decrease from fiscal year 2014. The total budget […] [...]

Ex-state employees, illegal alien plead guilty to identity theft

HATTIESBURG — Two former Mississippi Department of Public Safety employees and a man have pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit identity theft. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, in a news release, said 48-year-old Yolanda Jean Perkins and 33-year-old Lorena Gomez, both of Laurel, and 32-year-old Jose Martel Rivera, a Mexican native living […] [...]

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