Archive | November, 2011

Town of Livingston Preps for Zoning

November 18, 2011

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Town of Livingston, a recently conceived residential and retail development, will meet with the Madison Planning & Zoning Commission this morning in Canton. In a news release, Town of Livingston representatives say the commission will review and re-approve entitlements for the development. “The P&Z will be reviewing Livingston’s development as a mixed use commercial and […]

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Rep. Bennie Thompson noted in ‘Funds for Favors’ report

November 16, 2011

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A new report called “Funds for Favors” authored by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asserts that heading a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives brings rewards beyond the chance to write important bills. The group found that as House members grow in power and seniority, the industries they are responsible for […]

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With McCormick’s closing, Greenville takes another step backwards

November 14, 2011

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Once hailed as one of the nation’s great centers for literature, Greenville’s cultural heritage has sustained yet another big blow with the announcement that McCormick’s Book Inn will shut its doors at the end of this month. The privately owned bookstore has been a gathering place for both writers and readers since 1965. In addition […]

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Could Mississippi’s Twin Creeks go the way of Solyndra?

November 13, 2011

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Obama and Barbour have bet on green energy winners and losers Since its declaration of bankruptcy and subsequent FBI raid in early September, solar manufacturing company Solyndra has stayed in the national news, and President Obama has come under fire from Republicans with allegations of crony capitalism. This month the White House refused to provide […]

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Miss. Technology Alliance holds 12th annual conference

November 13, 2011

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At the Mississippi Technology Alliance’s 12th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation last week executives gathered at Jackson Convention Complex to discuss innovation in business and learn about projects from new Mississippi entrepreneurs. MTA is a state-sponsored, non-profit organization that works to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the state. MTA assists entrepreneurs in developing […]

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What next for banks after failed debit fee experiment?

November 13, 2011

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Dead in a near blink of an eye. That’s how history will chronicle the big idea banks had for ginning up revenue through a monthly fee to customers for debit-card transactions. Perhaps you can blame awful timing. Parks in cities across the nation began filling up with protests against Wall Street and the banking system […]

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Race on for Jackson hotel Go-Zone bonds; some councilmen want new developer bids

November 13, 2011

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TCI Realty of Dallas, a prospective partner with the City of Jackson on a convention center hotel, is racing the clock to gain a $70.1 million share of Mississippi’s tax-exempt Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds before they expire Dec. 31. Meanwhile, the nearly $100 million project faces a council increasingly skeptical about inheriting a development partner […]

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CARTER: S.C.’s DeMint tells veterans they don’t deserve job help

November 11, 2011

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Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina needs to get out more often. He doesn’t think the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces do anything special that sets them apart from the rest of us.  He reasons that signaling them out for extra help getting jobs after their service wouldn’t be fair to […]

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Tension mounts between demonstrators and police at Occupy Jackson

November 11, 2011

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Nerves were raw at last night’s meeting of Jackson’s mini version of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Freezing demonstrators huddled in front of TV cameras on the corner of Congress and Amite streets and listened to lawyers from the ACLU. JPD cruisers passed by every ten minutes or so- lights off but still signaling their […]

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They’re hairy. They’re crazy. They’re hairy crazy ants.

November 11, 2011

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People who heard in mid-October about the spread of aliens on the Gulf Coast might have written it off as some kind of pre-Halloween spoof. Millions and millions of shaggy creatures running around at break-neck speed and with a penchant for overrunning and damaging homes and businesses sounded unbelievable. But, when it comes to hairy […]

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