Archive | January, 2012

Travel Channel highlighting Jackson cuisine in ‘Man vs. Food’

January 20, 2012

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“Travel Channel’s “Man Vs. Food” host Adam Richmand recently made a swing through Jackson to shoot footage for the show at Burgers and Blues, Chimneyville, 2 Sisters and the Coffee Roastery. The program will televise nationwide in early summer, says Ben |Allen, president of Downtown Jackson Partners, a downtown revitalization and promotions agency. Also, Travel […]

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Business Digest: Media Civil War

January 20, 2012

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The new media, led by Wikipedia, Google and reddit, are protesting the proposed anti-piracy legislation, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), that the music and film industries are seeking. Wikipedia and reddit took off, while Google’s masthead showed the logo completely covered with an image of black tape. Media coverage […]

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Congress Buries Anti-Piracy Legislation

January 20, 2012

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TheHill.com technology blogger Brendan Sasso is reporting that Congress has given up on current anti-piracy legislation. House and Senate leaders decided Friday to squash votes on the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The legislation which was “designed to go after foreign websites that offer illegal copies of movies, music […]

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Barbour airs pardons defense in Washington Post

January 19, 2012

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Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended his controversial pardons  in an op/ed published in the Washington Post Thursday. At one point in the commentary, the two-term governor notes he left plenty of inmates in Mississippi prisons. “I authorized the release of 26 prisoners from custody. As of last week, there were 21,342 inmates in the […]

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Report: State has ways to go in monitoring jobs incentives

January 18, 2012

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A new report by Good Jobs First, a non‐profit, non‐partisan research center based in Washington, D.C., gives Mississippi a C- in a state-by-state assessment of how states monitor, verify and enforce the terms of job subsidies granted private companies as economic development incentives. The report titled Money‐Back Guarantees for Taxpayers: Clawbacks and Other Enforcement Safeguards […]

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MDA: Kimberly-Clark to Southaven, 100 jobs

January 18, 2012

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From the Mississippi Development Authority: Kimberly-Clark Corporation [NYSE: KMB] has announced it is locating a distribution facility in Southaven, Miss.  The company’s Southaven distribution center will employ more than 100 workers and represents a capital investment of approximately $2 million. “I am pleased Kimberly-Clark is expanding its business presence in Mississippi,” Governor Phil Bryant said. […]

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Jackson’s EastGroup an entity all its own

January 16, 2012

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While Parkway Properties is shifting its operations to Orlando and selling off nearly all its Jackson office properties, a company often incorrectly thought of as a cousin to Parkway – EastGroup Properties – is staying put in Mississippi’s capital. EastGroup CEO David H. Hoster II says the only reason his company and Parkway are believed […]

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Parkway’s exit from Jackson market seen as needed step

January 16, 2012

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Parkway Properties’ planned exit from office markets in Jackson, Memphis and Richmond, Va., gets a thumbs-up from analysts who call the market departures an overdue course correction. The consensus is the self-administered real estate investment trust is giving itself its best chance for success by leaving tertiary, or secondary, markets for core markets that can […]

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Do Barbour’s pardons stem from Southern religious, cultural practices?

January 13, 2012

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ABC News has an interesting look at the South’s tradition of prisoner pardons, a practice it says is rooted in the region’s religious practices and culture. ABC asks whether those practices influenced former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s controversial decision to grant more than 200 pardons on his way out of office. Here is the introduction […]

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Georgia reported near deal for giant economic development project

January 13, 2012

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is not revealing details but says the Peach State is in the “final stages of negotiating” what would be the biggest project since landing a Kia auto plant in West Point that now employs 3,000 people, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. One other state is in the running for the project […]

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