Archive | September, 2011

Challenges await new Jackson Convention Center manager

September 23, 2011

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After two decades in managing arenas and convention centers, Kelvin Moore next month will step into perhaps his biggest challenge yet — making the Jackson Convention Complex the designation of choice for Mississippi trade and professional organizations that have long flocked to Florida for their annual gatherings. It’s not just the Florida sun and surf […]

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Grenada Stamping adding 50 jobs in solar panel stamping

September 22, 2011

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Grenada Stamping and Assembly is adding 50 jobs in an expansion of its solar panel-related stamping business. The company said the $500,000 investment is designed to accommodate the rapid growth of the solar panel-related stamping segment of its business. Grenada Stamping and Assembly has added more than 90 jobs since January 2010. This latest expansion […]

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Trial for Collins vs Parkway Properties set for June

September 22, 2011

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Plaintiff seeks release of financial documents, accuses Parkway of forging e-mail attachment JACKSON – At a recent hearing a judge ruled the case in which the former CFO of Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE: PKY) alleges wrongful termination and fraud will be tried June 4. The judge did not rule on disagreements about the plaintiff’s expert […]

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Cellular South changes name to C Spire Wireless

September 21, 2011

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According to the website www.personalizedwireless.com, Cellular South will become C Spire Wireless. Earlier in the day, we speculated that the name would be Cspire in conjunction with Cellular South scheduling a Monday webcast to make a “a historic announcement about the company’s future.” Some in the technology industry have suggested that Cellular South is changing […]

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Scurlock’s Donut Shop is giving Jacksonians a tasty destination

September 20, 2011

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Since 2009, Scurlock’s has been waking up early to give downtown Jacksonians a tasty destination for breakfast and lunch. MBJ-TV goes into the kitchen for a behind-the-scenes look at this small business success story.

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Parkway Properties COO resigns

September 19, 2011

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JACKSON — Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) announced today that Mr. William R. Flatt has resigned as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective October 15, 2011. Additionally, the Board of Directors has approved the promotion of Mr. M. Jayson Lipsey to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective the same date. Jayson […]

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Parkway Properties to stay in Jackson for now

September 18, 2011

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New CEO, poor stock performance and missed earnings Parkway Properties’ headquarters will remain in Jackson at least for now, and a new Orlando, Fla.-based CEO will take the company reins Jan. 1. About 100 days after its combination with Eola Capital LLC, Parkway Properties Inc. announced CEO Steve Rogers’ retirement and succession by Eola chairman […]

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Speed not conceding fight against eminent domain limits

September 18, 2011

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Things haven’t been going Leland Speed’s way in his court challenges to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would curb Mississippi’s power to take private property for large economic development projects But don’t look for Speed, a real estate executive and interim Mississippi Development Authority chief, to walk away from the fight. “I’m […]

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VIDEO:: Q&A John Allison, MS Banking Commission

September 16, 2011

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Health concerns faced by John Allison and his wife have led Allison to announce he will leave his post as Mississippi Banking commissioner Sept. 30. MBJ-TV recently caught up with the state’s chief banking regulator for a look back at his forty year tenure.

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Public Service Commission to sue EPA

September 16, 2011

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The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted to sue the federal Environment Protection Agency over new air impact regulations that could threaten the reliability of electric service. Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to take legal action, one day after the U.S. House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee held a hearing on the Cross-State Air Pollution […]

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