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Commuter airline starts Jackson-to-Nashville service

Capt. Bob Becton prepares for return flight.

By JACK WEATHERLY  The eight-seat Cessna 208 Caravan lifts off a runway on Southern Airways Express’ inaugural Jackson-to-Nashville flight on Monday. The single-engine turboprop plane heads to the Tennessee capital, with a brief stopover in Memphis. Takeoff from Jackson International is 9:03 a.m. The plane climbs to 9,000 feet and reaches cruising speed of about 200 miles per hour. The ...

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(WATCH) MBJ BUSINESS SHOWCASE — In the swing of things: Sanderson Farms Championship 2016


Recently, we had a chance to talk with Steve Jent, tournament director for the Sanderson Farms Championship, to catch up on the details for this year’s event. The tournament this year will be held October 24-30, a bit earlier than last year. Some might remember that last year’s event was held in November, and was somewhat challenged by weather, although ...

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Burlington to open store on County Line in Jackson

The discount store offers clothes, including coats, footwear and other items.

By JACK WEATHERLY Burlington Stores will open a 50,000-square-foot store in County Line Plaza on Friday. It will fill a large hole in the retail lineup. “We’re thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Jackson community, bringing more jobs to the neighborhood and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” Chairman and Chief Executive Tom Kingsbury said in ...

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Developer finally gets financing for Jackson art lofts

The Capitol Art Lofts will have 31 
apartments priced so that artists and other creative people 
can afford them.

By JACK WEATHERLY HRI Properties Inc. announced Wednesday that it has finally closed on the finances for the $10.4 million Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson. Construction will start immediately, with completion expected in one year, Joshua Collen, senior vice president for development services for the New Orleans-based developer, said in a release. The apartments — to be created from seven ...

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Char restaurant to expand by 50 percent


By JACK WEATHERLY Sometimes, a business solution is right out the back door. The owners of Char restaurant, the 4-Top Hospitality Group, seized the opportunity of leasing 3,000 square feet behind it in Highland Village. The expansion, which brings the total space under the Char roof to 9,300 square feet, will provide special events space. “We look forward to hosting ...

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MBJ SHOWCASE: Old Capitol Inn and Mende Alford


When you hear the term “boutique hotel”, you might tend to associate the concept with a quaint inn located in, say, Boston, or Manhattan, or perhaps in the south of France. However, Jackson is home to its own boutique hotel at the Old Capitol Inn, on State Street. Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a few nights at the ...

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Hederman Brothers orders one of fastest six-color printing presses

Hederman Brothers will be the first printing company in North America with the Rapida’s unique configuration, manufacturer KBA says.

By TED CARTER Ridgeland’s Hederman Brothers Printing is awaiting delivery of what manufacturer KBA of Dallas calls one of the world’s finest printing presses. The Rapida 106 41-inch six-color press plus coater can print 20,000 sheets an hour, said Eric Frank, KBA spokesman. “It has the most automated processes to reproduce very high quality color at the fastest of speeds,” Frank ...

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Hotel to open Aug. 18 at District at Eastover

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By JACK WEATHERLY  The Marriott Residence Inn will open on Aug. 18, marking the completion of the second major aspect of the 585,000-square-foot District at Eastover mixed-use development in Jackson. The four-story hotel’s 95 suites will have separate sleeping and living areas and are designed for business travelers and others needing an extended stay. It will also have a swimming ...

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Jackson mayor touts ‘momentum’ in state-of-the-city speech

jackson skyline

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says the city’s crime rate is falling because of community policing. In a state-of-the-city address Tuesday night, Yarber also said Jackson tax revenue is rising because companies see the city as a good investment. Yarber said crime was down 14 percent in 2015 and could drop 10 percent this year. Jackson news outlets said the mayor ...

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Jackson’s Colonial Highlands moves into business phase

colonial rendering

By JACK WEATHERLY  The at-times stormy effort to redevelop the former Colonial Country Club in Jackson has settled into the business phase. Bo Lockard, manager of Colonial Jackson LLC, which owns the property and is overseeing the development, said Tuesday that the Neel-Schaffer engineering firm has been hired and that conversations with potential developers are underway. “We are working toward ...

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