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Construction tour of downtown Jackson hotel shows shape of future

By JACK WEATHERLY Mike Burton loves to point out the subtleties of the Jackson Westin as he conducts a walking tour of the hotel under construction. Such as the walls of the ground-floor passage from the east-facing lobby that are on a slight angle for a few paces, then an inset and another angled wall and so on, till the ...

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Colonial Highlands manager breaks silence, says plan just taking longer

By JACK WEATHERLY It’s taken longer for the Colonial Highlands traditional neighborhood project to gain traction than anticipated, Bo Lockard said in an interview last week. Lockard, managing partner of Colonial Jackson LLC, sought to clear the air on the project in northeast Jackson expected to cost $250 million. In recent months, Lockard, other partners and local brokers had not ...

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House passes bill to help pay for Jackson infrastructure

The Mississippi House is advancing a bill that would spend an additional $20 million a year in state money for infrastructure improvements in central parts of Jackson. The House voted 99-22 Wednesday for House Bill 1226 to create a Capitol Complex Improvement District. The measure moves to the Senate for more debate. Senators are considering a different proposal, Senate Bill 2893 . A five-member ...

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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016

Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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Burlington to open store on County Line in Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Burlington Stores will open a 50,000-square-foot store in County Line Plaza on Friday. It will fill a large hole in the retail lineup. “We’re thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Jackson community, bringing more jobs to the neighborhood and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” Chairman and Chief Executive Tom Kingsbury said in ...

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Brandon plan to build 8,500-seat amphitheater seen as entertainment magnet

By JACK WEATHERLY Brandon will build an amphitheater to catch concerts that have been bypassing metro Jackson for lack of a suitable outdoor venue. The Brandon Amphitheater will built on 250 acres owned by the city south of Interstate 20. Mayor Butch Lee said in an interview Tuesday that the $20 million development, which will include six ball fields initially, ...

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Jackson mayor touts ‘momentum’ in state-of-the-city speech

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says the city’s crime rate is falling because of community policing. In a state-of-the-city address Tuesday night, Yarber also said Jackson tax revenue is rising because companies see the city as a good investment. Yarber said crime was down 14 percent in 2015 and could drop 10 percent this year. Jackson news outlets said the mayor ...

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