Archive | June 26th, 2011

Sales tax rebates and property tax waivers part of convention hotel deal

June 26, 2011

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A March 3 memorandum of understanding between TCI Investments and the City of Jackson shows deal The Dallas developer seeking to partner with the City of Jackson to build a $94-million convention headquarters hotel wants a rebate on 80 percent of the sales tax collected at the hotel for its first 10 years. The rebate […]

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Short film made in Jackson

June 26, 2011

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Mississippi filmmakers recently wrapped “Valentine’s Day,” a tragic love story filmed in several Jackson locations with a local cast and crew and a budget under $20,000. Executive producer Robbie Fisher said, “What we tried to do was make this a beautiful, locally produced film to show what we can do.” The short film will likely […]

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Food truck ordinance heads for Jackson City Council vote

June 26, 2011

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Don’t rush down to the corner looking for a food vending truck just yet. Jackson City Councilman Quentin Whitwell’s plan for licensing food vending trucks and vending carts throughout the city received a public hearing last Tuesday but won’t get a final council vote until July 28, at the earliest. “We are continually tweaking this […]

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‘Paying for the privilege to milk’

June 26, 2011

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Reeling dairy industry faces more challenges South Mississippi’s dairy farmers are seeing the best milk prices in the history of the industry, but even that might not be enough to stop the steady, massive decline in dairy operations seen in the state. “It is as bad as I’ve ever seen it,” said Alan “Pud” Stringer, […]

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The future of solar

June 26, 2011

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Twin Creeks has openings; Stion on the way Mississippians interested in high-paying jobs at solar panel manufacturing plants need to visit Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia or Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg. Higher-level solar jobs require a two-year degree in science or technology or a four-year degree in industrial or manufacturing engineering. Other […]

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Keeping the Bar raised

June 26, 2011

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Disbarring lawyers not a simple matter Disbarred. The fall from grace of a number of high-profile ex-attorneys such as Dickie Scruggs and Paul Minor have put that word in numerous headlines of late. Both Scruggs and Minor received felony convictions, which made their disbarment automatic. Automatic perhaps, but there is a set of rules and […]

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State gives $125 million in assistance

June 26, 2011

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Solar panel manufacturers Twin Creeks Technologies and Stion were recruited to the state by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), and the projects received loans of $50 million and $75 million, respectively. Twin Creeks Technologies package According to MDA, the state provided $50 million in loan assistance through the Mississippi Major Economic Impact Authority (MMEIA) to […]

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