Archive | April, 2011

Ag Man, Part 3

April 26, 2011

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Outgoing agriculture commissioner Lester Spell on who should replace him and his favorite Kirk Fordice story.

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Social media journalism

April 25, 2011

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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 […]

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Barbour not running for president

April 25, 2011

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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 […]

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Bennie Thompson will run for reelection

April 20, 2011

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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 […]

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Heather Hudson vs Bennie Thompson?

April 20, 2011

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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 […]

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Farish Street Ready to Rock?

April 18, 2011

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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.

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Winter: Barbour initiated discussion of civil rights museum

April 14, 2011

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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 […]

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MBJ Best Political Marketing Tool Award

April 13, 2011

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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 […]

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William Winter, Part 1

April 12, 2011

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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.

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Parkway on verge of huge growth spurt with Eola acquisition

April 11, 2011

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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 […]

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