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Alabama developer pleads not guilty to wetlands violations

HANCOCK COUNTY — Alabama real estate developer William R. Miller has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he illegally filled wetlands in Mississippi and violated the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into waters of the United States. The Sun Herald reports U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker set a trial date for Feb. 4. Walker also set a ...

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MSU chooses new developer for cotton mill project

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has chosen a new contractor to preserve a former cotton mill as part of a commercial development. The College Board voted to sell 1.1 acres near what MSU calls the Cooley Building to developer Mark Castleberry for $460,000. The Starkville structure was built in 1902 as the Stone Cotton Mill and was indirectly associated with ...

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Feds accuse Alabama man of illegal wetlands activites

HANCOCK COUNTY — William R. “Rusty” Miller, a real estate developer from Fairhope, Ala., has been indicted on federal charges of illegal filling in wetlands near Bay St. Louis. Prosecutors say Miller is charged with violating the Clean Water Act. The indictment alleges that Miller excavated and filled in wetlands on 1,710 acres of undeveloped property in Hancock County. The ...

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MEP.ms: Polymer group assists in plant expansions

HATTIESBURG — The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi (MEP.ms) reports the Mississippi Polymer Institute provided outstanding technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies, yielding $2.9 million in direct financial impact during the 2012 fiscal year. This assistance also led to the creation of 18 news jobs in the state. This work was reflected by independent auditors during the national survey ...

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Firm 'completely surprised' by supervisors' vote on Old Capital Green

JACKSON — Full Spectrum, the master developer of the proposed mixed-use project in downtown Jackson called Old Capital Green, reports the firm was surprised by a recent Hinds County Board of Supervisors vote that puts the project in doubt. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted July 16 to not support the development of the parking garage on 1822 Square ...

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City workers' move into Metrocenter snarled in dispute

JACKSON — After the Jackson City Council agreed in February to pay for the installation of wiring at the Metrocenter, around 300 city workers were expected to move into their new offices within 45 days. Now, 54 days later, The Clarion-Ledger reports not a single wire has been installed because of a dispute over whether the developer is owed interest ...

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Unable to reach deal with Bally, Grand Station Casino closes

VICKSBURG — Grand Station Casino has closed in Vicksburg, affecting 230 employees. The Vicksburg Post reports casino officials began escorting employees from the casino about 11 a.m. yesterday and security guards turned prospective gamblers away. Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield says the city would work with companies interested in acquiring the casino. The action came after Bally Gaming Inc. told the ...

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Casino's foreclosure sale postponed; Bally agrees to discuss unpaid debt

VICKSBURG — Bally Gaming Inc. and the owners of Vicksburg’s Grand Station Casino have agreed to discuss unpaid $3 million debt. Vicksburg City Attorney Lee Thames tells the Vicksburg Post the foreclosure sale of the Grand Station Casino scheduled for yesterday has been postponed indefinitely. The casino was expected to be sold to settle all or part of an unpaid ...

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New Orleans developer looking to buy Grand Station Hotel

VICKSBURG — A New Orleans developer says he has offered to buy the Grand Station Hotel. The Vicksburg Post reports Kenneth W. Bickford, president of Chappapeela Development Corp., said the Grand Station Hotel will be bought from M Street Inc., which owns the 117-room facility and holds the adjacent Grand Station Casino’s docking permits. The hotel connects to downtown Vicksburg ...

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Developer pays state $3.3M for former School for the Blind

JACKSON — A private developer is paying Mississippi $3.3 million to buy state land that used to be home to the School for the Blind. The 21-acre site faces an Interstate 55 frontage road in northeast Jackson, next to the current schools for the blind and deaf. Gov. Phil Bryant’s office says the land was purchased by District Land Development ...

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