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PR and marketing professional Todd Smith acquires full ownership of Deane/Smith

Silas Deane and Todd Smith have grown Deane/Smith to a fourth-place ranking for revenue among Nashville's public relations and marketing firms.

By TED CARTER Todd Smith, a former presidential speech writer turned branding-and-image pro, has acquired ownership of Deane/Smith, a Nashville public relations-marketing firm he co-founded and expanded to include Jackson and Washington, D.C., offices. Smith and co-founder Silas Deane have grown Deane/Smith into Nashville’s fourth largest full-service public relations-marketing firm based on annual billings, according to company data compiled by the ...

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Cost of converting warehouse for Jackson solar plant $550,000

This 80,000-square-foot warehouse in west Jackson will soon be the home of Seraphim Solar Manufacturing USA's plant.

By JACK WEATHERLY  The estimated cost of  converting an 80,000-square-foot building at 3111 Lawson St. in west Jackson  into a  solar manufacturing plant will be about $550,000, according to the permit issued by the city of Jackson. The permit was issued on July 20, less than two weeks after the city announced that it would “partner” with Seraphim Solar Manufacturing ...

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$15M contract could go to Jackson mayor’s political ally


JACKSON — An attorney and a Jackson City Council member say a Jackson Department of Public Works recommendation to award a $15 million contract to a political ally of Mayor Tony Yarber may have been biased. The Clarion-Ledger reported Wednesday that a consultant and city Public Works Director Kishia Powell have recommended that Denali-SGE be awarded the waste disposal contract. ...

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Expert challenges perceptions of downtown Jackson

Photo by Tacy Rayburn

By JACK WEATHERLY Josh McManus said at the beginning of his speech at the Team Jackson luncheon on Monday that he was prone to make controversial statements. He did not disappoint. Two examples: Detroit is misunderstood and is on the rebound. By feeding the homeless, churches in downtown Jackson create unintended consequences by giving street people reason to hang around. ...

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Brown Bass & Jeter demands communication, integrity, professionalism in fostering client relationships

Brown Bass & Jeter law firm consists of (from left) Katrina Brown, Latoya Jeter and Lilli Evans Bass. The Jackson firm focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, government law, bankruptcy, employment law and premises liability.

By LYNN LOFTON There’s a new law firm in town, Brown Bass & Jeter, PLLC, started by three accomplished young women who’re on a mission to bring their kind of law practice to the area. “Brown Bass & Jeter, PLLC, was founded Aug. 1, 2015, with the vision for minority women attorneys to own and manage a law practice representing corporations, ...

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Dispute over Medicaid payments kicked back to chancery court


JACKSON — A long legal battle between the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and a dozen hospitals is headed back to chancery court. The dispute is about payments Medicaid made to the hospitals for outpatient services in 2001. Medicaid said in 2010 that it had mistakenly overpaid hospitals nine years earlier because it used an outdated payment formula. The hospitals, in ...

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Furloughs, cuts part of budget OKd by Jackson council


JACKSON — Jackson’s City Council has approved a budget that includes furloughs for most city employees. WAPT-TV reports that the vote Thursday was 5-2 in favor of the $381.6 million budget. The revised budget from Mayor Tony Yarber also included departmental cuts, a spending moratorium and hiring freezes, which he said were necessary to make up a $15 million deficit. ...

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Proposal to form business district languishes while County Line reels

county line map

By JACK WEATHERLY  The left-right combination of two major retailers leaving County Line Road has stunned the retail corridor, but has focused attention on how it’s doing in its fight to compete with newer challengers. Sam’s Club left Aug. 6 and Best Buy’s last day is Oct. 31. Meantime, a 75-page survey completed a year ago for the cities of ...

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Costco has become albatross for Renaissance expansion plan


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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