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ALAN TURNER: Taylor Sledge a rising entrepreneur

Taylor Sledge

Taylor Sledge is one of the group of young, aggressive entrepreneurs who are passionately working to build businesses and create jobs in Mississippi. As Chairman and owner of Sledge & Company, Taylor has built a successful business in the financial services sector.  He started the business eight years ago, when he was just 22, and today, the business has clients ...

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Wife of former prison chief hopes to keep forfeited assets

Chris Epps

JACKSON — The wife of former Mississippi prison chief Chris Epps isn’t ready to give up the Flowood house that her husband agreed to forfeit as part of a guilty plea in a bribery scheme. Catherlean Epps has hired an attorney with expertise in federal forfeiture cases to keep her claim on property her husband has agreed to hand over, the ...

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Univ. of Miss. med center to get fitness centers

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center will take over a chain of fitness centers in the Jackson area, partly accepting them as a gift and partly purchasing them. The College Board approved a plan Monday where UMMC will pay $9.26 million for Courthouse Racquet & Fitness, whose real estate is valued at $10.5 million. Owner John L. Black ...

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Outback Steakhouse dream realized in Flowood

A victory at the polls in 2006 after a pair of defeats in Flowood liquor-by-the-drink referendums positioned Steven Grantham Jr. to carry out his late father’s plans for a second Outback Steakhouse in Metro Jackson. Flowood finally would get an Outback restaurant where diners could enjoy their favorite spirits along with thick cut grilled steaks and the acclaimed bloomin’ onion. ...

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Dirk Vanderleest ready to deplane after quarter century at the control

Dirk Vanderleest and Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport have shared nearly half their lifetimes together. The airport situated in Rankin County had just turned 25 when Vanderleest arrived from Huntsville, Ala., where he managed that city’s airport under an executive director. Vanderleest’s arrival in Jackson at 29 gave him the distinction of being one of the youngest directors of ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Back to school — Jason Walton leading Jackson Prep

Whether in art, sports, academics, or business, we are inspired by excellence. We celebrate those who have the commitment to achieving the highest levels of success in their respective fields.  Aristotle once said, “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – ...

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GI Associates set to become major piece in Flowood's emerging medical corridor

Thirty-three year-old GI Associates and Endoscopy Center is consolidating its Jackson and Flowood offices into a 75,000 square-foot building in Flowood’s Lakeland Marketplace North. GI Associates has bought a standing 50,000 square-foot building that opened in 1972 as a Mississippi Fine Furniture Wholesale store and remained a home for various furniture retailers through 2009. The new owners will redo the ...

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Outback to open restaurant in Flowood next summer

FLOWOOD, Mississippi — Outback Steakhouse plans to open a second Jackson-area eatery next summer in Flowood, Steve Grantham, president of J&R Restaurant Group confirmed Tuesday. “It will be across from Dogwood Festival, on the southeast corner of Market Street,” said Grantham. “If all goes according to plan, we’ll break ground in mid-January.” He hopes to be open by June 1. ...

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