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(Update) Final price made Clinton's South Pointe the pick for new Revenue Department HQ

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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The shared fortunes of the Capital City and its suburbs

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 DOR in the 385,200-square-foot Landmark ...

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CRAWFORD: Going RINO hunting

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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Read November 9 issue of MBJ

DESTINATION SHOPPING Whole Foods breaks ground in Jackon— by Clay Chandler ENERGY Turbine project being eyed for Natchez— by Clay Chandler FUNDRAISING Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise awareness— by Clay Chandler EMPLOYMENT Outlook report looks at Magnolia State  — by Ted Carter GOVERNMENT Competition for DOR lease continues — by Ted Carter AGRICULTURE Farmers markets embrace food stamp initiative— by Ted Carter ROSS ...

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Search is on for next Department of Revenue headquarters

The leadership of the Mississippi House of Representatives last week rebuffed a late-inning effort to salvage a move of the Mississippi Department of Revenue into downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center. House leaders are said to have no appetite for dealing with the DOR headquarters issue this year. State Sen. John Horhn tried to resurrect DOR headquarters’ legislation that died on April ...

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Read April 16 issue of the MBJ online

>> RICK CLEVELAND SHIFTS GEARS Longtime sports columnist to head Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum — By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> SEARCH CONTINUES FOR DOR HQ No likelihood this session of securing the move of Department of Revenue into Jackson — by Ted Carter >> LEADERSHIP CHANGE AT HORNE Ridgeland CPA firm taps Joe Havens as ...

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