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Highland Village in Jackson renews fashion icon Maison Weiss

November 20, 2013

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WS Development is pleased to announce the lease renewal for the long standing fashion icon Maison Weiss. The store has been at Highland Village since it was founded by Nell and Bernie Weiss in August of 1975. Their Grandson Ken Szilasi and his wife Tracy have been running the store since the early 1980’s. Maison […]

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Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann returns more than $9.7 million to Gulf Coast

November 19, 2013

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GULFPORT, Mississippi — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented the Mississippi Gulf Coast Legislative Delegation and the Department of Marine Resources with a check today for $9,755,926.46 to benefit Gulf Coast residents–the largest tidelands amount ever returned to the Gulf Coast to date. “The tidelands check is a crucial component to preserving the culture of […]

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Area Development Magazine ranks Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates

November 19, 2013

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Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. (PSC photo)

  JACKSON, Mississippi — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that Area Development, a national site selection publication, recently ranked Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates related to economic development and job growth. “I am proud that the economic development community around the country is taking note of the pro-jobs […]

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Newt Gingrich to deliver keynote address at Governor’s Energy Summit in Jackson

November 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 2012 presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the Gov. Phil Bryant’s Energy Summit Dec. 5 at the Jackson Convention Center. The summit is presented by the Mississippi Energy Institute, a non-profit policy group that seeks to diversify and […]

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Weather service issues freeze warning for much of Mississippi

November 11, 2013

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A strong cold front will move across the area on Tuesday with gusty northerly winds and colder temperatures. Lows will fall below freezing Tuesday night and into the mid to upper 20s Wednesday night bringing an end to the growing season.

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Nike to launch new factory store at Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl

November 11, 2013

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Nike’s newest factory retail location will open at Outlets of Mississippi at 10 a.m. Thursday with grand opening events taking place through Sunday. Representing the world’s leading sport brand, Nike Factory Store offers Nike performance product in a premium environment that serves athletes of all ages. » READ MORE: Outlets of Mississippi announces name change, additional […]

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The BBC’s Skyship 600 — world’s largest — passes over Mississippi

November 11, 2013

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MBJ’s production director Tacy Rayburn took this picture Sunday of Skyship 600 as it passed over Mississippi between Jackson and Vicksburg. Skyship 600 is the world’s largest airship that a team of scientists is using for one of television’s most ambitious experiments on the atmosphere. Flying from coast to coast, across the USA, in a month-long […]

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CRAWFORD: Tea Party loss in Alabama not foretelling

November 11, 2013

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By Bill Crawford Some may think last week’s congressional primary result in South Alabama foretells good things for Senator Thad Cochran and other Republican senators facing challenges by Tea Party candidates. Maybe not. GOP establishment candidate Bradley Byrne defeated grassroots Christian and Tea Party favorite Dean Young in the Republican run-off for retiring Congressman Jo […]

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Five arrested in cattle theft investigation in Madison and Yazoo counties

November 8, 2013

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On Oct. 22, the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, arrested five individuals for two counts of conspiracy to commit livestock theft, in conjunction with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. One suspect turned himself in to Yazoo County authorities, and all suspects […]

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(UPDATE) Mother, son found shot to death in Oxford

November 8, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — A north Mississippi elementary school principal and her 12-year-old son were found shot to death early Friday in a home in south Oxford, police said. The bodies of Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and Patrick Earl Gary Jr. were found at a home near South Oaks subdivision on County Road 301. The home is […]

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