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Costco has become albatross for Renaissance expansion plan

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By JACK WEATHERLY  A group headed by developer Andrew Mattiace last year applied for a sales tax rebate of up to $29.6 million for expansion of the Renaissance at Colony Park less than a month before the state law that created the Tourism Tax Incentive expired. Beating the repeal of the law enabled the Jackson developer to move forward with ...

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Yarber contacts Costco about County Line Road site

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By JACK WEATHERLY  If Ridgeland doesn’t want Costco, Jackson does. That’s what Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber said Tuesday night at a homeowners association meeting. Seeing Ridgeland residents’ opposition to the wholesaler, Jackson contacted Costco Monday and sent information to the Seattle-based company about the building soon to be vacated by Best Buy, Yarber told the Heatherwood Area Homeowners Association at ...

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Costco: plan ‘not a done deal’ but site is prime

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Ridgeland crowd takes wholesaler and developer to task By JACK WEATHERLY Under intense questioning for two hours Thursday night from a skeptical crowd of several hundred at the Ridgeland High School auditorium, a Costco representative conceded that it was not committed to a site on Highland Colony Parkway. “This is not a done deal,” said Dan Venable. The audience of ...

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Costco — a long time coming and not there yet

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By JACK WEATHERLY It is no secret that Costco has had trouble trying to move into the metro Jackson market. Which is not to say that it hasn’t been recruited – openly in one case, and not so openly in another. Last year, its efforts to build a store on Lakeland Boulevard in Jackson were rebuffed by the city Planning ...

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FBI investigating Southaven mayor Greg Davis

JACKSON — The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the mayor of Mississippi’s third largest city who was already ordered by state officials to pay more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. >> SEE MBJ COLUMNIST NANCY ANDERSON’S COLUMN ON DAVIS Southaven Mayor Greg Davis had already come under scrutiny after Mississippi ...

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Beef plant trial will lay bare the inner workings of complete institutional failure

Trial set to begin on Dec. 5 Another layer of the beef plant collapse will be peeled back starting Dec. 5 in Hinds County Circuit Court. The state of Mississippi, its now-defunct Land, Water and Timber Board and the Mississippi Development Authority are suing Facility Construction Management Inc. in effort to recoup some or all of the $54 million the ...

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McKinnon-Hicks wins award

Lil McKinnon-Hicks, a Mississippi goldsmith/silversmith and jewelry artist who produces work under the business name of Lil McKH Jewelry, was recently recognized with the circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING ‘2011 Best Artisan Gift Award’ for best gift item in the $25 – 75 price range. circa., located in the Historic Fondren District of Jackson, features American, artisan-made functional and decorative work ...

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Q&A: Bo Pentecost, Solve Design Studio, Ridgeland

Working to dispel some of the great myths of our society Bo Pentecost is owner of Solve Design Studio in Ridgeland. He earned a degree in computer art from the University of Mississippi along with minors in business, journalism and music. Pentecost is passionate about design and marketing and serves on the board of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce ...

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