Archive | April 3rd, 2013

CCIM forum to spotlight real estate economic forecast

April 3, 2013

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A forum titled “Commercial Real Estate an Economic Forecast” is on tab Thursday afternoon at the Mississippi Association of Realtors headquarters at 4274 Lakeland Drive. The forum presented by the Mississippi CCIM Chapter includes a panel discussion by Fountain Barksdale, Bank Plus; Jonathan Gould, Stonemar Realty; Paul Gunn, Watkins Eager Law Firm; Dr. Matthew Hill, […]

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Ajax Diner gets nod from Men’s Journal

April 3, 2013

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Ajax Diner in Oxford is one of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s favorite places to eat. So says a short post, at MensJournal.com. According to the magazine site, the two-time Super Bowl MVP ate there regularly while quarterbacking for the Ole Miss Rebels and still finds time in his professional career for “the down-home […]

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Charter schools get the vote; bill now goes to Gov. Bryant’s desk

April 3, 2013

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After two years of struggle, a bill to make it easier to create charter schools is on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The State Senate voted 34-18 Wednesday to approve House Bill 369, which widens legal authority for charter schools. Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, says he had hoped to […]

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CRAWFORD: PERS allowed to take higher risks

April 3, 2013

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While you were sleeping the Governor and Legislature gave PERS authority to make higher risk investments with retirement funds. House Bill 990, introduced by the vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc, and co-sponsored by committee chairman Herb Frierson of Poplarville, passed the House 82 to 3 and the Senate 52 […]

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Jackson area housing prices up nearly 4 percent

April 3, 2013

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In Jackson, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 3.8 percent in February 2013 compared to February 2012. On a month-over-month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, decreased by 1.2 percent in February 2013 compared to January 2013. Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices increased by 6.2 percent in February 2013 compared to February 2012. On […]

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