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TODD SMITH — Twitter adds promoted videos to menu to whet the digital appetite

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Faced with mounting pressure to keep itself interesting and profitable, Twitter is launching a new promoted video ad product. The San Francisco-based company’s First View will let marketers own the top Twitter ad in news feeds for a 24-hour period. The feature will be the first ad users see when they pull up their news feed on the Twitter app ...

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NEWSROOM BLOG — Jackson mayor finally speaks on airport issue

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Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has been the invisible man in the debate over control of Jackson Medgar Wiley-Evers International Airport, leaving it to others to argue against taking control of the airport away from Jackson City Hall. Not wanting to steal the spotlight from Punxsutawney Phil, Yarber chose the day after Groundhog Day to surface long enough to issue an ...

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At Home moving into former Sam’s Club quarters on County Line in Jackson

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By JACK WEATHERLY At Home will fill a major hole in the retail lineup along County Line Road left when Sam’s Club vacated its 128,000-square-foot quarters in August. Plano, Texas-base At Home wasted no time in grabbing the property, having its permits in hand by November, according to spokeswoman Stacey Sullivan. Its arrival will precede the arrival of a 50,000-square-foot Burlington ...

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Master plan for Colonial Highlands project filed with city of Jackson

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By JACK WEATHERLY  A master plan for the Colonial Highlands traditional neighborhood is scheduled to be reviewed by the Jackson Planning Commission on Feb. 24, according to Bo Lockard, manager of a development group. Colonial Jackson LLC filed the plan with the city on Jan. 11, Lockard said, adding that work on the first phase of the development could start ...

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Fight for control of Jackson airport set for takeoff

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By TED CARTER What the State of Mississippi gives it can take away, state Sen. Josh Harkins insists in explaining his push to create a tri-county board to control Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. With tens of thousands of people having moved out of Jackson to Rankin and Madison counties in recent decades, Jackson is not the suitable ruler for the ...

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Hinds County joins Jackson in fight for airport control

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JACKSON — Hinds County supervisors say they will join Jackson officials in fighting off any attempt by the state to take control of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city of Jackson currently has authority to oversee the airport. Hinds County District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham says the county could be negatively impacted if money from ...

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Agent: Applebee’s departure a matter of lease, not location

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By JACK WEATHERLY County Line Road retail corridor lost another stalwart when Applebee’s Grill and Bar decided to leave early in the fall after more than 20 years at the intersection with Ridgewood Road. But why that decision was made colors the vitality of the corridor, which has lost several major stores in the past few years. Was it because ...

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TODD SMITH — Annual Christmas Price Index details cost of ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ — true loves get a bargain this year

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Reflecting a steep decline in energy costs, lower inflation and slow-but-steady economic growth, the 2015 PNC Christmas Price Index® (PNC CPI) experienced its lowest growth rate in six years at 0.6 percent in the whimsical holiday economic analysis by PNC Wealth Management. According to the 32nd annual report – which measures the cost of the gifts in the holiday classic, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Left-out Eaton Would Make Democrats the Left-out Party

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Yum. Post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches.  Sometimes the leftovers can be as good, if not better, than the main course.    Kinda like our Republican presidential contest. Sometimes the left-outs can be as good, if not better, than the frontrunners.   Have you bothered, lately, to listen to left-out-of-the-last-primetime-debate candidate Gov. Chris Christie? He’s been very impressive.   Speaking of left-outs, the ...

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