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Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Crossing sells for $48.1 million

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Stirling Properties of New Orleans has closed on a $48.1 million purchase of Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Crossing. Sterling called the acquisition the largest in the history of the 40-year-old commercial real estate company. The 39.9-acre retail center situated on the “going home” side of heavily traveled U.S. Highway 98 covers 295,000 square feet and is across from Turtle Creek Mall. ...

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National Apartment Association rep sees image problem for Ridgeland

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» Ole Miss professor doubts moves against apartments will be seen widely as negative By TED CARTER Ridgeland could be creating an image among commercial investors as a city that changes land-use rules as it goes along, the head lobbyist for the National Apartment Association says. The problem rests with the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen’s decision to apply new and ...

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Mississippi lawmakers pass aid for tire plant, shipyard

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JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport. German tire and auto-parts maker Continental AG will invest $1.45 billion in a plant that one lawmaker called the largest tire plant in North America. It will eventually hire up to ...

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HUD’s racism charge could nudge Ridgeland into settling housing bias issues

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By TED CARTER Ridgeland can put health and public safety atop its list of reasons to rid the city of a great number of its multi-family housing units. But then it must justify the dislocation of large numbers of low-and-moderate-income residents, many of whom are black and Hispanic. That justification is probably out of reach, according to Ed Sullivan, who practiced ...

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Telemedicine providers propose legislation on rules

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By JACK WEATHERLY It’s been about six months since the Mississippi Medical Licensure Board said it would provide an economic impact statement linked to its proposed rules changes for telemedicine. Meantime, Teladoc Inc., the nation’s largest telemedicine provider, has introduced a set of rules of its own in a bill in the Legislature. The board is seeking to require videoconferencing ...

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Having a good internship ‘really sets students apart in the eyes of employers’

After his internship with California-based electric car maker Tesla, Mississippi State University engineering student Hagan Walker says it would be wonderful to go back to work for them someday.

By BECKY GILLETTE College internships can land students in interesting places. Two University of Southern Mississippi doctoral students, Dave Krzeminski and Nadine Lippa, earned internships at Adidas headquarters in Germany. And with two earlier internships under his belt, Mississippi State University electrical engineering student Hagan Walker landed an internship this past summer with Tesla, a California-based automotive and energy storage ...

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JOSH MABUS — A smile remembered, Jack Reed

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I didn’t have a deep personal relationship with Jack Reed Sr. Most of my time spent with Mr. Jack was at weddings, community events or quick conversations in restaurants around Tupelo. Through these brief interactions, I have been lucky to observe at least part of an incredibly beautiful life and no doubt absorb a great amount of inspiration. In the ...

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BOOK BIZ — Celebrating the brain’s amazing ability to change

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For many years, the prevailing view in brain science held up three beliefs as staunch truth. First, that once past certain developmental stages, our brains were unable to adapt or grow in any significant way. Next, that when parts of the brain were damaged, either from disease or by accident or injury, that damage was largely permanent. And third, that ...

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Students gain fashion sense and jobs with Utica program

Shricker Johnson aligns a piece of material on a sewing machine in the Fashion Technology program at Hinds Community College's Utica Campus. Johnson is a first-year student in the program. (April Garon/Hinds Community College)

By LYNN LOFTON  The Clothing and Fashion Design technical program at Hinds Community College’s Utica Campus is helping students achieve personal and employment goals. Program participants learn to create fashions for themselves and family members while preparing to enter the work force. The Clothing and Fashion Design program was originally started in 1969 under the name of Clothing and Textile ...

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