Posts Tagged ‘NEWS’

Real Estate Forum panelists: Lenders, investors hungry for deals on residential rentals in Mississippi, elsewhere

By TED CARTER Such Mississippi cities as Ridgeland and Pearl are fed up with multi-family residential complexes to the point they want to retroactively zone them out of existence. But the market for such developments across Mississippi and the rest of the South is white hot and likely to grow even hotter, said commercial real estate […] [...]

(WITH VIDEO) ALAN TURNER — Blake Wallace sees good things ahead for Hinds county

by Published: April 16,2015

Tags: Business, Clinton, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS

In a recent meeting with Blake Wallace, executive director of the Hinds County Economic Development Authority, we asked him how he sees the prospects for Hinds in the next decade. “When we look 10-20 years down the road, we see good things for Hinds County,” he said.  “We must continue to do the right things […] [...]

Chancery Court’s interpretation of ‘public use’ will guide ruling on Westin money

By TED CARTER  How “public purpose” should be defined under Mississippi’s urban renewal laws is a question Hinds Chancery Judge Michael Singletary is thinking over. The question is at the heart of a challenge to the use of tax dollars as collateral for loans on a Westin hotel planned for downtown Jackson. In a hearing […] [...]

TRANSITION AT THE MDA — Is Mississippi better off than it was 3 years ago?

By JACK WEATHERLY  Is Mississippi better off than it was three years ago? That’s a fair enough question when it comes to measurable matters such as jobs created and money invested. The answer is: depends on whom you’re asking. And what you’re asking. When the Mississippi Development Authority announced April 8 that Brent Christensen  was […] [...]

American Queen to dock in Greenville through ’18

GREENVILLE — The American Queen, which last month took on Greenville as a regular port of call, has extended the relationship another three years. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the city council has signed off on the long-term docking agreement with the flagship of Memphis, Tennessee-based American Queen Steamboat Co. The American Queen so far has […] [...]

(WITH VIDEO) Funding secured for Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Two years after HRI Properties announced that it would convert historical, vacant buildings into 31 loft apartments in the 200 block of West Capitol Street in Jackson, it said on Tuesday it will move forward with the project now that it has the funding. The delay was caused by the unavailability of […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Hope should spring eternal, not hate

In South Carolina last week, yet another unarmed, black man was killed by a white police officer. This slaying, as well as the officer’s planting of evidence, was caught on film. Somehow this is supposed to be different from other shootings of unarmed black men and boys in this country. The department has terminated the […] [...]

Cal-Maine, DOJ announce settlement of water pollution issue

by Published: April 13,2015

Tags: Business, Cal-Maine, chickens, Mississippi, NEWS

EDWARDS — Mississippi-based egg producer Cal-Maine will bring a facility in Edwards into compliance with its state-issued water discharge permit. The settlement was announced Monday by the company and the Department of Justice. The Justice Department says in a news release that Cal-Maine will pay a $475,000 penalty to be split evenly between the U.S. […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Bryant confronts tale of two Mississippis

by Published: April 13,2015

Tags: Bill Crawford, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant

The tale of two Mississippis persists.   One Mississippi is made up of people comfortable with their way of life. Some are well off and more than comfortable. But, for others, their hard-earned finances along with faith, family, and friends make their lives good enough. For the most part, this group might like a tax […] [...]

State wants drug supplier’s name kept secret during appeal

by Published: April 13,2015

Tags: Business, Denis Owens, Jim Hood, Mississippi, NEWS, prison

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to keep secret the identity of the state’s execution drug supplier while he appeals a state judge’s order that the name be released. Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens ruled last month that the state’s public records law requires officials to release the […] [...]

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