Archive | June 19th, 2011

Death on the half-shell: Flood could kill 90 percent of state’s oysters

June 19, 2011

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Another major disaster is facing Mississippi, and this one could totally wipe out Mississippi’s oysters. If that happens it could be months — perhaps years — before another oyster is harvested in Mississippi waters. The historic Mississippi River flood has dumped so much freshwater into the Mississippi Sound that scientists are concerned that there will […]

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Ordinance would set stage for truck-side cuisine in Jackson

June 19, 2011

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City Councilman Quentin Whitwell has cooked up an idea he thinks will add to Jackson’s “coolness” quotient and give an economic boost to boot. Whitwell, the Ward 1 rep who took office after a special election earlier this year, wants to see food trucks flood the city to offer passersby cooked-on-the-spot cuisine. The food trucks […]

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Fondness for creative, diverse foods fuels mobile vendor craze

June 19, 2011

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California gave us McDonald’s more than five decades ago. Now that our tastes have matured way past quick-serve burgers on a sesame seed bun, the Golden State is exposing us to cuisines of all cultures – from a roadside truck. The food truck trend started in Los Angeles and has spread to the East Coast […]

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Hotel execs mixed on seeing success for convention hotel

June 19, 2011

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Now city must decide whether a hotel represents a significant financial exposure or a significant opportunity Jackson’s convention hotel conundrum started the day crews went to work readying property on the south side of Pascagoula Street for construction of the Convention Center Complex. Once that work started in earnest, Jackson’s elected officials committed themselves to someday having […]

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Convention board members differ on opinions about hotel FEASIBILITY study

June 19, 2011

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The head of the Jackson Convention Complex and its governing board have gone silent on whether a hotel connected to the complex would be economically viable. A key executive of TCI Investments, a Dallas company in talks with the city on a 50-50 partnership to build a $94 million, 308-room convention headquarters hotel, says officials […]

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Alternative fuels put to use in Mississippi

June 19, 2011

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Rising gas prices along with pressures to “go green” have Mississippi municipalities and companies talking about using alternative fuels, such as propane and natural gas, to power their vehicles. A few municipalities – the City of Starkville, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office and the City of West Point – received Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) grants […]

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