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Community Bank breaks ground for new Spillway Road office

BRANDON — Community Bank has broken ground for its newest construction project. The site of new full-service bank office is located at 1871 Spillway Road, next door to the Fresh Market Café. Projected completion date is scheduled for summer of 2015. Fountain Construction Inc. based in Jackson, serves as general contractor for the project, and the architect is J Russell ...

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Neel-Schaffer opens new Rankin County office

BRANDON — The Jackson-based engineering firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. has opened an office in Brandon that will be managed by Brandon native Derick Milner. Neel-Schaffer now has 39 offices, including 16 in Mississippi, spread throughout nine states. Neel-Schaffer also has a subsidiary surveying firm, Maptech Inc. that is located in Pearl, representing an additional office in Rankin County. “We are going ...

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Brandon recruiting help to spur development

Traveling along Highway 80, the city of Brandon’s lack of downtown development is apparent. Now, city leaders are looking for change. The city is seeking consultants to work in city planning and economic development. The Clarion-Ledger reports the consultant’s work would focus on downtown planning, landscape architecture, urban design, historic preservation, infrastructure, transportation, market analysis and involving the public in ...

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Burn center moving from Crossgates to CMMC

BRANDON and JACKSON — Two years after a multimillion-dollar expansion, the burn center at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital is relocating to Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The state Department of Health has issued a certificate of need to Health Management Associates approving the move from the Brandon hospital. According to a Health Department news release received by the Clarion-Ledger, ...

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Developer unveils plan to enhance historic Town Square, downtown

Residents and visitors to the city of Brandon quickly realize two things about the city’s historic Town Square/downtown — there is a lack of things to see and do and it is not very user friendly. Perhaps that is about to change, however. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Orion Planning Group, which spent this week formulating a long-term development plan for ...

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Another city approves liquor sales at restaurants

BRANDON — Liquor will flow in Brandon. The Clarion-Ledger reports voters yesterday approved a referendum that will allow liquor sales within the city limits. Including absentee ballots, 3,051 voters said yes and 1,190 said no. As a cost-saving measure, all six wards voted in City Hall and paper ballots were used. Brandon is the seventh city to approve liquor sales ...

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Restaurant tax hike wins at the polls; law effective Sept. 1

BRANDON — Voters have approved a 2 percent restaurant tax in Brandon, taking the total tax on prepared food and beverages to 9 percent. The Clarion-Ledger reports about 2,400 residents turned out to cast ballots yesterday. Revenue will go toward developing the city’s tourism, parks and recreation offerings. The tax applies to all restaurants as well as prepared food from ...

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City to vote on proposed 2 percent hike in restaurant tax

BRANDON — Residents are heading to the polls in Brandon to vote on a 2 percent restaurant tax that would raise the 7 percent sales tax to 9 percent on prepared food and beverages. If approved, the gross proceeds from the tax will go toward developing tourism and recreation in the city. The Clarion-Ledger reports Tuesday’s voting will take place ...

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