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Regions building, Capital Towers vie for Secretary of State annex office

October 30, 2013

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The Regions Building and Capital Towers are the finalists to become the new home to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s annex office, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration. The Regions Building, already home to a number of state offices, is at 210 E. Capitol St. and is managed by the Hertz Investment […]

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Selection near for 2nd downtown Jackson offices for Secretary of State

October 16, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Secretary of State’ Office is moving its office at 700 North St. closer to downtown. The Mississippi Department of Finance & Administration received five responses to a request for proposals and has narrowed the candidates to two office buildings. The Secretary of State’s Office and DFA are reviewing best and […]

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Country music and soda pop — old plant might become museum warehouse

October 14, 2013

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Mississippi’s creative economy could soon get a boost if an historic structure can be renovated and re-purposed as a facility honoring one of the state’s successful recording artists. Community Development Partnership is petitioning the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors to allow the old Coca-Cola Building in Philadelphia, currently owned by the county, to be transferred […]

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Event looks to put businesses in vacant downtown buildings

October 10, 2013

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Two economic development organizations and a public university have teamed up for an event aimed at matching businesses with available sites in Natchez. On Nov. 9, “Possibilities Tour: Turning Deserted Spaces into Dynamic Places” will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Natchez, and will showcase 12 vacant buildings on Main and Franklin streets […]

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Kay Whittington to head MDEQ Office of Land and Water Resources Resources

October 7, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Kay Whittington, veteran staff member of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and current chief of  basin management, has been named director of the Office of Land and Water Resources. She is currently chief of the Basin Management Branch in MDEQ’s Surface Water Division Whittington replaces Richard Ingram who retires Oct. 31. […]

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Act now or face possible ‘haunting’ of your home

October 4, 2013

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As we approach Halloween, now is the time to protect our homes from being haunted by creatures that only come out at night. Most people think of certain insects and mice as the critters looking for a cozy spot to spend the winter. But as natural habitats decline, bats are also looking for suitable homes. […]

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Developer unveils plan to enhance historic Town Square, downtown

September 27, 2013

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Residents and visitors to the city of Brandon quickly realize two things about the city’s historic Town Square/downtown — there is a lack of things to see and do and it is not very user friendly. Perhaps that is about to change, however. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Orion Planning Group, which spent this week formulating […]

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Mississippi ends Q2 with 18.3% of home mortgages underwater; another 6.2% at risk of falling there

September 10, 2013

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Nearly one in four Mississippi homeowners ended the second quarter owing more on their homes than the homes are worth, California-based real estate survey and data analysis firm CoreLogic reports. While Mississippi showed a negative equity rate of 18.3 percent for the quarter, home mortgages underwater nationally decreased to 14.5 percent from the previous quarter’s […]

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Foreclosures, late mortgage payments down in Jackson, rest of state

August 28, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — More metro Jackson homeowners are making their mortgage loan payments on time and staying out of foreclosure, real estate research and data firm CoreLogic reported Wednesday, and noted metro foreclosures finished June below the national average. Foreclosures and tardy mortgage payments decreased statewide as well in June, CoreLogic said. For June, CoreLogic […]

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UMMC in talks to make Jackson’s Landmark home for 300 workers

August 14, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Downtown’s long vacant Landmark Center is the preferred choice of the University of Mississippi’s Medical Center for a new workplace for around 300 information technology workers and other support staff, the Mississippi Business Journal first reported Wednesday. The governing board of the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning would have to approve UMMC’s […]

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