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Goodbye, Turner Field; Braves to Cobb in 2017

November 11, 2013

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The Atlanta Braves plan to build a new stadium in Cobb County and move there from Turner Field at the start of the 2017 season, team officials said today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller, in a meeting with a small group of reporters, said the new ballpark […]

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Balch & Bingham beefs up to add new law practice areas

November 7, 2013

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Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham has added 13 associates to its roster of more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., including additional attorneys in the Jackson and Gulfport offices. Alan Rogers, managing partner of the 91-year-old firm, said the staffing increase is part of a move to establish several […]

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Out with the old (hospital), in with the new (school)

November 7, 2013

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A site that once offered health care to the needy is soon to be home to new facilities that will train future health care professionals. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has approved a request to tear down the old Matty Hersee Charity Hospital building in Meridian, which closed in 1999. Meridian Community College […]

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Bryant will chair Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

November 6, 2013

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With Mississippi drawing ever closer to a possible shale oil bonanza in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play, Gov. Phil Bryant next year will chair the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, the nation’s oldest oil and gas commission. The commission, representing the governors of 30 member and eight associate states, promotes the conservation and efficient […]

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Outback to open restaurant in Flowood next summer

November 5, 2013

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FLOWOOD, Mississippi — Outback Steakhouse plans to open a second Jackson-area eatery next summer in Flowood, Steve Grantham, president of J&R Restaurant Group confirmed Tuesday. “It will be across from Dogwood Festival, on the southeast corner of Market Street,” said Grantham. “If all goes according to plan, we’ll break ground in mid-January.” He hopes to […]

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Insurance chief says Bryant call for hearings on BCBS is premature

November 1, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says in a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant that he thinks Bryant exceeded his authority in directing the Insurance Department to hold hearings on a reimbursement impasse between Health Management Associates and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I am deeply disappointed that you did not […]

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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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