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Landmark offer $10 million higher than South Pointe’s

With a 20-year-lease offer of $48.5 million on the table, downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center held a clear lead in the competition to become the new headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Rivals South Pointe Business Park in Clinton and Diversified Technologies complex in Ridgeland presented offers of $51.4 million and $53.4 million, respectively. But in the next phase of ...

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Department of Revenue workers thrilled with new home

Here’s proof that things can seem horribly bad one week and just peachy the next. On March 18, employees of the Mississippi Department of Revenue endured the ear-splitting sound of a hail onslaught banging on a tin roof and aluminum walls. Seven days later, they heard the wonderful words they’ve awaited for nearly two decades: “We’re moving.” With that announcement, ...

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Clinton's South Pointe wins Department of Revenue headquarters bid

Aggressive last-minute price cutting did the trick for Clinton’s South Pointe Business Park in the competition to become the new home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue, the state says. The selection came down to price, with representatives of the former WorldCom headquarters presenting a lease offer too attractive to pass up, said Kevin Upchurch, executive director of the state ...

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OUR VIEW — The simple answer: Jackson needs the Department of Revenue

“The new normal.” Those are an awful trio of words the nation’s nagging economic slump has left us with. They mark a concession that we are prepared to live with things that are less good than before, such as double-digit unemployment, underwater home values and — for downtown Jackson — historically high office vacancy rates. Some commercial real estate professionals ...

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Hail damage closes Clinton school for rest of the year

Hail damage Monday at Clinton’s Lovett Elementary School is enough to close the school for the rest of the school year. Parents, teachers, school district employees and volunteers were busy Wednesday packing up and preparing for a move into the old Eastside Elementary campus. Lovett’s roof was badly damaged by baseball-size hail in the area and will have to be ...

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Knight returns to firm

  Janice Knight has returned to People Lease. Knight brings with her over 20 years of experience in administrative support and customer service. She lives in Clinton with her husband, Robert, son, Christopher, and three dogs. She enjoys vacations with her grandchildren, who live in Vicksburg and Greenville S.C.

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Op-Ed: The shared fortunes of Jackson and its suburbs

By: Matthew D. Bolian Since 2011, a fight has been brewing in the state capitol over where the Department of Revenue (DOR) and its 500 plus workers are going to relocate. In one corner is Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, and in the other is Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, R-Clinton. Sen. Blount represents those who want to house the ...

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CRAWFORD: Is everyone, including Phillip Gunn, a RINO these days

Republicans coined the term “RINO” (Republicans in Name Only) to denigrate other Republicans who didn’t toe the conservative line. These days, I’m having trouble seeing the line. Thought it had to do with cutting the cost and size of government, reducing public and corporate welfare, and such. Must be a different line, though, with top Republicans ignoring the line I ...

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Clinton mayor wants competition – not politics – to decide DOR issue

Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman very much wants the Mississippi Department of Revenue to move its headquarters to the former WorldCom headquarters, now South Pointe Business Park. What Aultman says she doesn’t want, however, is for legislative politics to decide the outcome. If the DOR moves to Clinton’s South Pointe, she wants her town to win the competition on its merits ...

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Legislature divided over Department of Revenue destination

Whiplash could be a consequence of watching recent action in the Legislature to determine the next home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The day before a bill to put the DOR headquarters in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center via a purchase passed the Senate on a 48-2 vote, House Speaker Philip Gunn successfully pushed a bill through the House on ...

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