Ohio shopping center company buys Lakeland Commons

Ohio shopping center company buys Lakeland Commons

  By TED CARTER A Beachwood, Ohio shopping center company is the new owner of Lakeland Commons, a 460,000 square-foot retail center situated in the heart of Flowood’s thriving retail market along Lakeland Drive. The acquisition is the first in Mississippi for Chase Properties Ltd., which has retail centers in the Midwest, and the Southern and Eastern United States. The ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Mississippi needs more private sector jobs to get off bottom


For decades the U.S. Census Bureau has published data on income and poverty. Related news stories have consistently focused on Mississippi’s humble rankings. Just released statistics show Mississippi continues to be the poorest state with the highest poverty rate.   When stories about this hit the media, Gov. Phil Bryant’s director of communications, Clay Chandler, wrote this in an email ...

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Revolution, resolutions: addressing the Cuban situation


By JACK WEATHERLY  Several measures have been submitted to Congress in the past year that would restore trade with Cuba after 55 years of embargo after Fidel Castro led a communist overthrow of the government. Whichever, if any, that eventually becomes law would have an effect on the Magnolia State. The Mississippi Development Authority has set an Oct. 20 seminar ...

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Grove Park Golf Course’s future after its closing is cloudy


By TED CARTER A future use of the City of Jackson’s soon-to-close nine-hole Grove Park Golf Course is anyone’s guess, though at least one City Council member is far from confident a viable commercial use can be found for it. The City Council’s decision to cut another $150,000 from a Parks & Recreation Department budget blindsided Mayor Tony Yarber, spokeswoman Shelia ...

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Telemedicine legislation to be revisited


By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure and a leading provider of telemedicine were at odds earlier this year over who would set the rules for the practice. In the end, it was a draw. A Teladoc Inc.-backed measure sailed through the House but stalled out in a Senate committee. House Bill 1178 was designed to modernize rules ...

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NEW DIGS, NEW IDEAS — Baker Donelson offers non-traditional features for employees

Baker Donelson law firm moved into its new offices a few months ago, and occupies three of the five floors in the new One Eastover Center in Jackson.

By LISA MONTI Visitors to Baker Donelson’s new law offices won’t see corner offices, standard office furniture or a plain coffee pot on the kitchenette counter. Those and other fixtures have been replaced by non-traditional, new features like sit-stand desks and coffee bars. The firm’s lawyers and staff moved into three of the five floors of the new One Eastover ...

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JOSH MABUS — If you’re explaining, you’re losing


I’ve worked with a lot of incredible creatives. Once I work with a fellow who stands out as a verbal processor. We’ll call him Stephen. “Stephen, the client needs to include their e-commerce store in their new website,” I’ll say. “Is that something you can do relatively easily?” “I don’t see why not,” he always replies with confidence. Then there ...

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TODD SMITH — Creative ways to incorporate live streaming to connect with your audience


Video has risen rapidly in the past few years, offering marketers a proven way to grab audience and keep them engaged. Live video streaming in particular has become increasingly popular as a tool for companies and groups to connect directly with their users, to gain greater product awareness, and to brand themselves creatively. In fact, just recently, the Content Marketing ...

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MAULDIN — A day late and a dollar short: Mississippi Supreme Court underscores boorish side of ‘Gentleman’s Deal’


I’ve lived in my current home for about two years. It’s on the corner of a well-trafficked intersection, and we have a shed in the backyard. A few weeks back, I went to work and left the door to the shed unlocked – intentionally – despite the fact I’m generally aware that if you want to ensure your property is ...

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UPDATED: HUD forces Ridgeland to cease effort to eliminate rental housing complexes

The Van Mark Apartments in Ridgeland.

Federal housing agency charged City sought to displace minority residents   By TED CARTER In a move that lets Ridgeland avoid Fair Housing Act violation penalties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, city officials have agreed to scrap provisions of a 2014 zoning ordinance that could have forced more than a dozen rental apartment complexes out of business. ...

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