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The most-recent of three hotels announced for the Fondren District in Jackson is in first place in development

By JACK WEATHERLY The most-recent of three hotels announced for the Fondren District in Jackson is in first place in development. Steel has risen on the Homewood Suites project site by the Ridgeland-based Heritage Hospitality Group, while two other projects announced two years earlier have yet to break ground, though spokesmen for both said about a year ago that dirt ...

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Clinton voters to decide $25M in borrowing for schools

Voters in one central Mississippi school district go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the district will borrow $25 million. Residents of the Clinton school district are being asked to approve borrowing that would finance a new career complex at Clinton High School. The funds would also help renovate the current complex at Clinton Junior High School and expand ...

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Payne happy to be serving his hometown

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT Tommy Payne Residing in Jackson is a third-generation Realtor, Tommy Payne, who is the broker associate and the promising successor to the 58-year old Payne Realty, which serves the Madison, Hinds, and Rankin counties. “I ‘grew up’ in the business you could say,” Payne said. “Having the chance to work with my dad and to be ...

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Aplós opens in Highland Village

By JACK WEATHERLY Alex Eaton says the cuisine at his Manship Wood-Fired Kitchen, opened in October 2013, is “Mediterranean with Southern roots.” The latest restaurant opened Aug. 6 by Eaton and business partner Steven O’Neill is simply Mediterranean. The name of the restaurant, Aplós, is Greek for “simple.” That’s because of a distillation of all those cultural influences, says Eaton, ...

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Highland Village adds three, loses one

By JACK WEATHERLY August has been a good month for Highland Village overall, as the upscale shopping center in northeast Jackson has added two retailers and a restaurant. Vineyard Vines, as in Martha’s Vineyard in Cape Cod, is a self-styled preppy shop that features a smiling pink whale as its good-times logo. Two brothers, Ian and Shep Murray, are celebrating ...

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Apartments to be built on Colonial Highlands project

By JACK WEATHERLY The silence has ended and dirt will be broken next year on the first part of the Colonial Highlands traditional neighborhood project in northeast Jackson. Dave Ellis, vice president for development with Birmingham-based Arlington Properties said Tuesday that the company will build 220 apartments on the 152-acre former Colonial Country Club. Arlington Properties built and manages the ...

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Mississippi hospital fires employee over racial slur video

A Mississippi hospital says an employee recorded on video using a slur offensive to African-Americans has been fired. WJTV-TV reports the video was taken Saturday at a Flowood doughnut shop. Donut Palace employee Keaundrea Wardlaw filmed the encounter with Kyle Thomas using a cellphone. Wardlaw says Thomas was upset about the service. She says she didn’t want to get him ...

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Mississippi reports 6 more West Nile virus cases for 2018

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming six more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s 2018 total to 13 so far. Two new cases were reported in Hinds County. Reporting single cases were Adams, Forrest, Marion and Oktibbeha counties. Seven previous cases were reported in Copiah, Hinds, Itawamba and Pearl River counties. Mississippi reported 63 West Nile ...

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Mississippi zoo faces money woes, idea of temporary closure

The city council in Mississippi’s capital city has approved $200,000 to cover the Jackson Zoo’s “depleted” budget. The funds will cover basic expenses such as payroll and animal care for August and September, until the next fiscal year begins Oct. 1, The Clarion Ledger reported . Last month, zoo employees saw steep pay cuts and its executive director said the attraction was ...

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Jackson Zoo workers get pay cuts as revenue keeps falling

Workers at the Jackson Zoo will see deep pay cuts amid declining revenue. Jackson Zoological Society Executive Director Beth Poff says the zoo is in “a dire situation.” She says the pay cuts will affect all employees. » HERE’S WHAT THE MBJ HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE JACKSON ZOO IN 2013 Poff says the zoo is operating with 32 employees, ...

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