Archive | November 6th, 2011

Downtown Jackson sees DOR move as key remedy to empty office space

November 6, 2011

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CBD promoters keeping fingers crossed Department of Revenue will lease 200,000 square feet at Landmark Center Downtown Jackson’s office vacancy rate languished at 27 percent at the end of the third quarter, a worrisome figure that has changed little in the nearly three years since the departure of such major tenants as the Butler Snow […]

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More than 40 years after his death, Dave Cannada’s words are still inspiring students — past and present — at Murrah High School

November 6, 2011

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An indelible impact About two years ago Murrah High School graduate and management consultant Rod Taylor found himself back in Jackson with some time to kill. He was in the neighborhood of the high school which he attended until 1968, and thought he’d stop by for a visit. After walking through unfamiliar metal detectors and […]

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Revenue Department site debate could come to a vote

November 6, 2011

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Should Mississippi legislators decide to build a new home for the state Department of Revenue, a state-owned parcel north of Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive is the top-ranked site in a site-selection study performed by national real estate company Cushman & Wakefield. The 10-acre property between the Educational Research Center along Ridgewood Road and the […]

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BlueFire lands financing MOU for Fulton project

November 6, 2011

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BlueFire Renewables, a California-based company, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with China Huadian Engineering Co. to finance its integrated Power Plant and Biorefinery in Fulton and up to five additional plants in the United States. According to Biofuels Digest, under the MOU, Huadian will invest equity by purchasing an interest in the BlueFire […]

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Partnership wants to take Babalu nationwide

November 6, 2011

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It has been less than a year since Babalu Tacos & Tapas opened its doors in Jackson’s historic Fondren Arts District. Now four restaurant industry veterans are teaming up in a bid to take the brand into markets beyond the Magnolia State. Babalu founders Bill Latham and Al Roberts, the Jackson duo behind the equally […]

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