Archive | Economic Development RSS feed for this section

College Board names Glenn Boyce as higher education chief

April 17, 2015

0 Comments

JACKSON — The College Board is naming former Holmes County Community College President Glenn Boyce as permanent higher education commissioner. The board announced Boyce Friday after choosing Boyce in executive session Thursday. Boyce has been serving as associate commissioner for academic affairs since June. Before that, he had served as president of Holmes Community College […]

Continue reading...

Cinema seating firm to add 50 jobs

April 14, 2015

0 Comments

  MBJ staff Movie theater seating manufacturer VIP Cinema Seating is making a $2 million investment in its New Albany plant that will create 50 jobs, bringing employment to approximately 350, according to release from the Mississippi Development Authority on Tuesday.“We are pleased to be able to expand operations, and we appreciate all the support […]

Continue reading...

Percy Sledge, who sang ‘When A Man Loves a Woman,’ dies

April 14, 2015

0 Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. Dr. William “Beau” Clark, coroner for East Baton Rouge Parish, confirmed to The Associated Press that Sledge […]

Continue reading...

State press association denounces Delta State for eliminating journalism major, shuttering newspaper print product

April 14, 2015

2 Comments

Bill LaForge

JACKSON — The state newspaper association is condemning a plan that will eliminate journalism courses at Delta State University and shutter the school’s 83-year-old student newspaper print product. In a cover letter to the Mississippi Press Association says it sent to DSU President William LaForge dated April 13, MPA President Joel McNeece said the cuts are a “terrible and […]

Continue reading...

Jackson issues RFP in 3rd try for convention center hotel developer

April 13, 2015

1 Comment

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority is taking a third swing at getting a convention center hotel built. With the backing of Jackson’s elected officials, the JRA late last month issued a Request for Proposals for a hotel of at least 300 rooms on Pascagoula Street across from the Jackson Convention Complex, an approximately 300,000 square-foot conventions and […]

Continue reading...

Team Cleveland Main Street receives 2015 National Main Street accreditation

April 13, 2015

0 Comments

Cleveland main street

Team Cleveland Main Street has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs in recognition of their […]

Continue reading...

Railroad ‘quiet zone’ still Tupelo’s goal

April 13, 2015

0 Comments

TUPELO — In order to silence the horns and whistles that blare from the trains traveling through Tupelo, the city must first look at spending more than $5 million to make safety improvements at 22 intersections. Finding a way to improve the quality of life in a city split by railroad tracks isn’t a new […]

Continue reading...

Bozo’s: A stack of paper bags, a permanent marker and Kihyet

April 13, 2015

0 Comments

PASCAGOULA — A first-time diner at Bozo’s Grocery would notice things when walking in the door — the smell of seafood and a long line of hungry customers crowded around a small table where Anton Kihyet is seated. The setup is simple: a stack of paper bags, a permanent marker and Kihyet. It’s been that […]

Continue reading...

Butler showing home for 46th year for Columbus Pilgrimage

April 12, 2015

0 Comments

COLUMBUS — When Dixie Butler moved into Temple Heights in the summer of 1969, she had no way of knowing she would spend the next 46 winters and springs preparing the house for visitors to the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage. Every year since, Butler has spent months on preparations for the tours before opening her home […]

Continue reading...

Feds to set new off-shore drilling rule, 5 years after BP oil spill

April 11, 2015

0 Comments

The New York Times reports the Obama administration is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, administration officials said Friday. The announcement of the Interior Department regulation, which could […]

Continue reading...
View Mobile Site