Archive | November 23rd, 2011

‘Barge’ film explores life on Miss. River

November 23, 2011

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At the busy New Orleans Riverwalk, tourists take in the size and scope of the Mississippi River as immense ships travel one of the world’s busiest ports. Naval and Coast Guard ships navigate past tows and tugs. Blue-water and brown-water crews eye each other cautiously, and an old steamboat is visible in the distance. So […]

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Consultants give convention hotel details after TCI doesn’t show

November 23, 2011

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A public forum Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber staged Nov. 17 to hear details on a planned convention center hotel deal “right from the horse’s mouth” fell short of that expectation when the city’s proposed partner did a no-show. Instead, the 50 or so people gathered at the Anderson United Methodist Church got some brief […]

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CARTER: A burning reason for Thanksgiving gratitude

November 23, 2011

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My sister in Florida signs all of her emails with the phrase “Angels on Duty.” Boy, am I glad mine clocked in for the night shift one evening last week. Not to create unnecessary drama, but I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. Last Wednesday repairmen claimed to have fixed the heating […]

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As a formality, Jackson will seek convention hotel partnership proposals

November 23, 2011

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Though the Jackson Redevelopment Authority doesn’t expect any takers, the authority’s board agreed Wednesday to a 15-day advertising period for a developer other than Transcontinental Realty Investments of Dallas to partner with the city on a convention headquarters hotel. The JRA board sees the action as a formality and a step toward moving a final […]

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Clock ticking on year-end tax incentives, breaks

November 23, 2011

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The clock is ticking on a number of year-end tax incentives and breaks. Before companies start singing “Auld Lang Syne,” experts say they better have taken advantage of ways to reduce their tax liability through incentives and asset assessments if they want the new year to be a happy one. “It’s not too late, but […]

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Personhood continues to show disconnect from reality

November 23, 2011

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The supporters of the personhood initiative that failed during the last General Election are pointing to a new post-vote poll that they say shows clearly why personhood was defeated. But, maybe their interpretation of the poll is more telling about why the anti-abortion effort lost and just how disconnected at least of its supporters seem […]

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