Outgoing agriculture commissioner Lester Spell on who should replace him and his favorite Kirk Fordice story.
Archive | April, 2011
April 25, 2011
By Amy McCullough In light of Twitter’s role in the recent Egyptian political crisis, a friend recently wondered when and how news outlets would start citing social media “citizen journalists.” A new platform called Storify is one answer. News outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post and others have already used Storify “stories,” which [...]
April 25, 2011
By Amy McCullough April 25, 2011 STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR “I will not be a candidate for President next year. This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided. “Hundreds of people have encouraged me [...]
April 20, 2011
By Amy McCullough The MBJ received a prompt response from Thompson’s office. My conversation with Congressman Thompson: Do you plan to run for reelection? I do plan to run for reelection. You have been friends with Hudson’s family and her father Victor McTeer for a long time? I’ve known him ever since he came to [...]
April 20, 2011
By Amy McCullough Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer Hudson recently announced she was running for Congress in Bennie Thompson’s district. Is Thompson running? Thompson’s office returned a call to the MBJ this morning regarding an interview, but at press time none had been scheduled. For the moment at least, we’ll have to keep guessing. UPDATE (11:20 [...]
April 18, 2011
By Stephen McDill Watkins Development is the latest commercial developer to tackle Jackson’s economically barren Farish Street. In the below video, MBJ-TV and MBJ staff writer Ted Carter get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic district’s first block of scheduled renovations.
April 14, 2011
By Stephen McDill Former Mississippi governor William Winter says politics had nothing to do with Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision to push for the construction of a civil rights museum in Jackson. The Jackson attorney says that both the state history and the civil rights museums will be a “celebration” of Mississippi’s history and their grand openings [...]
April 13, 2011
By Amy McCullough The MBJ’s Best Political Marketing Tool Award (which I just created) goes to Republican gubernatorial candidate Hudson Holiday’s chapstick. “‘IF YOU ARE REALLY CHAPPED’” vote for Hudson Holiday for GOVERNOR of MS.” Fantastic. Gen. Holliday is a Poplarville native who currently serves as a county supervisor in Pearl River County on the [...]
April 12, 2011
Former Mississippi governor William Winter talks with MBJ-TV on his role in the new civil rights museum and in the Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.
April 11, 2011
Jackson’s Parkway Properties is about to nearly double in size and acquire a half dozen new office buildings in Philadelphia and throughout the South, company executives said Monday in announcing a definitive agreement with privately owned Eola Capital LLC. In the move, Chairman Leland Speed will cede the executive chairmanship to James “Jim” Heistand, Eola’s [...]