Archive | July 7th, 2011

Downtown Jackson Partners’ re-up vote

July 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Prior to the creation of Downtown Jackson Partners (DJP) in 1996, the center of Mississippi’s capitol city averaged 458 crime incidents annually, the streets were littered, Smith Park was unusable and downtown was an 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. office park. Now the area boasts 309 occupied apartments, a revitalized King Edward […]

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Mississippi Cashes in On Bamboo

July 7, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Southern Bamboo, a Mississippi-based bamboo harvester and distributor, is positioning itself to be the go-to-company for North America’s bamboo timber market. MBJ-TV gets a behind-the-scenes look at this hustling eco-friendly small business. “Bamboo-siasts” can browse their website for everything from sturdy LEED-certified security fencing to floor and wall material that can give a […]

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Report: U.S. is fatter; MS still in lead

July 7, 2011

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By Amy McCullough A report released today shows that America is fatter, and Mississippi still leads the pack with a 34.4 percent obesity rate, Reuters reports. According to the report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, over the past 15 years, seven states have doubled their rate of obesity […]

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