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Trust says historic restorations bringing sustained economic dividends

By TED CARTER Three years ago, a John C. Stennis Institute of Government study concluded historic preservation in Mississippi does more than save old buildings. Saving the state’s past, the Mississippi State University-based institute said, carries the time-honored American virtue of making money. Specifically, each dollar of tax credits the state issues puts $2.45 into the pockets of workers and ...

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Clarksdale historic restorations providing room to create

By TED CARTER A $2.3 million transformation of a circa 1923 hotel in Clarksdale that once served as lodging for railroad conductors and engineers is a key cog in a plan to draw artists and other creative people downtown. Restoration of the historic Travelers Hotel on Third Street and transformation of the old Woolworth’s on Yazoo Avenue into residential lofts ...

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Payne happy to be serving his hometown

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Tommy Payne Residing in Jackson is a third-generation Realtor, Tommy Payne, who is the broker associate and the promising successor to the 58-year old Payne Realty, which serves the Madison, Hinds, and Rankin counties. “I ‘grew up’ in the business you could say,” Payne said. “Having the chance to work with my dad and to be ...

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Margaritaville Resort amusement park ‘will reshape the traditional landscape of Biloxi’

By BECKY GILLETTE What could be more fun than hanging out at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Resort and Hotel in Biloxi? It might be enjoying the beachside amusement park that is currently planned next to the Margaritaville located on Point Cadet. Milton Segarra, CEO, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, said by definition amusement parks are exciting. That is even more true when ...

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Aplós opens in Highland Village

By JACK WEATHERLY Alex Eaton says the cuisine at his Manship Wood-Fired Kitchen, opened in October 2013, is “Mediterranean with Southern roots.” The latest restaurant opened Aug. 6 by Eaton and business partner Steven O’Neill is simply Mediterranean. The name of the restaurant, Aplós, is Greek for “simple.” That’s because of a distillation of all those cultural influences, says Eaton, ...

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Highland Village adds three, loses one

By JACK WEATHERLY August has been a good month for Highland Village overall, as the upscale shopping center in northeast Jackson has added two retailers and a restaurant. Vineyard Vines, as in Martha’s Vineyard in Cape Cod, is a self-styled preppy shop that features a smiling pink whale as its good-times logo. Two brothers, Ian and Shep Murray, are celebrating ...

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Apartments to be built on Colonial Highlands project

By JACK WEATHERLY The silence has ended and dirt will be broken next year on the first part of the Colonial Highlands traditional neighborhood project in northeast Jackson. Dave Ellis, vice president for development with Birmingham-based Arlington Properties said Tuesday that the company will build 220 apartments on the 152-acre former Colonial Country Club. Arlington Properties built and manages the ...

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Associated General Contractors promotes Wise

Kay Wise Associated General Contractors of Mississippi (AGC) recently promoted Kay Wise to Event Coordinator for AGC Mississippi and CompTrust AGC. Wise joined AGC Mississippi as Administrative Assistant in May 2018. She has 20 years of association experience having served as Events Coordinator for Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors and Continuing Education/Events Coordinator for Mississippi Nurses Association. Wise is a ...

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Jackson native elected chairman of the board of National REIT

Steven G. Rogers, Managing Member of Rogers and Associates, a real estate advisory firm he founded in 2011, was recently elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of RREEF (Rosenberg Real Estate Equity Funds) America REIT II (Real Estate Investment Trust). Steven G. Rogers RREEF II is a private REIT headquartered in Chicago and has 100 properties, totaling $13 Billion ...

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Governor appoints James state aid engineer at State Aid Road Construction office

Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Harry Lee James state aid engineer in the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction. James replaces Carey Webb, who has worked in various capacities at the Office of State Aid Road Construction for 29 years. Webb has been state aid engineer since 2012. James first went to work at the Mississippi Department of Transportation in ...

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