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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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County Line at Ridgewood to get two restaurants

By JACK WEATHERLY The northwest corner of County Line Road at Ridgewood Road will soon awaken after years of dormancy. The busy intersection has had no reason to stop for a bite at the Ridgeland quadrant of the crossroads. One Ridgeland restaurant location has been vacant for two decades and another next to it that has been empty for several ...

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Tupelo’s Pinnacle Point site work resumes, still on schedule

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – Site work for the multi-million-dollar Pinnacle Point development on North Gloster Street resumed this week after getting approval from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The state agency had put a temporary stop on the site work to allow developer Bruce Patel and his Fusion Hospitality group to address environmental concerns with ...

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$345m Mississippi flood control project holds public hearing

More than 20 environmental groups have expressed opposition to an estimated $345 million Mississippi flood control project. News outlets report the Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District held a public hearing Tuesday in Jackson over the One Lake Project. It’s an attempt to prevent a flood like one that devastated the Jackson area in 1979. Critics argue damming ...

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UPDATE: Another luxury hotel to open in Cleveland

By JACK WEATHERLY The Cotton House. Is there better name for a luxury hotel in the Delta? Tradition with a wink. The $17.6 million, 95-room hotel will open early next year in downtown Cleveland, dead center in the region known for the richest soil and earthiest music in the world. “It’ll be a very high-end product,” said Luke Chamblee, president ...

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Delta Industries updates company branding with new logo

Delta Industries, a Jackson-based ready-mix concrete and construction materials supplier, has unveiled a new company logo as part of its ongoing update to its look and services. Delta has served the region since 1945, when it began serving the area’s concrete needs using World War II Army surplus trucks. Following decades of growth, Delta Industries now serves four states (Mississippi, ...

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Auction of UA Northpark 14 building hits a snag

By JACK WEATHERLY An auction of the UA Northpark 14 movie theater building last Thursday failed to draw a bid, but the owner of the property said interest was shown in the 36,000-square-foot building on the Ring Road north of Northpark Mall. William McGuire of United Development Co. of Southlake, Texas, said Monday a glitch interfered with the attempt to ...

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Elevated pedestrian crosswalk to span Highway 90 at Beau Rivage

By BECKY GILLETTE Biloxi is going up. One of the busiest intersections on Highway 90, the intersection with Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and the MGM Park, is getting an elevated pedestrian crosswalk. The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is the largest hotel in the state with 1,740 rooms. It is across the street from the MGM Park, home of ...

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First eClosings in Mississippi touted as a wave of the future

By BECKY GILLETTE While buying new property can be an exhilarating experience that may come after years of saving and dreaming, the closing process of shuffling and signing dozens of papers with leagues of fine print can be time consuming and annoying. Courtney Robbins, attorney with Luckett Land Title, said her company has championed the idea of making real estate ...

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Man pleads guilty to rigging bids at foreclosure auctions

Prosecutors say a businessman accused of conspiring to rig bids at public foreclosure auctions in Mississippi has become the sixth real estate investor to plead guilty in the investigation. The Sun Herald cites a U.S. Department of Justice statement as saying that Ivan Spinner pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to one charge of price fixing. Prosecutors say that from April ...

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