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Downtown Jackson Westin plans Aug. 4 construction start


By TED CARTER The newest entry to downtown’s Jackson’s hotel market, a 204-room Westin, will break ground at 9 a.m. on Aug. 4, developer Joseph Simpson says. The $60 million hotel is planned for 315 Tombigbee St. at the site of the vacant Mississippi Valley Title building. Project funding includes $10 million in urban renewal bonds issued by the Jackson ...

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Virginia company proposes 8-floor Jackson Convention Center hotel, parking garage


By TED CARTER A Herndon, Va., company that specializes in public-private development partnerships is proposing an $83.6 million, 302-room Jackson convention center hotel with a 1,000-space garage. Red Leaf Development says it can do the project without direct contributions from the City or Jackson Redevelopment Agency, though $41.8 million in borrowing will be necessary, either through a conventional loan backed by ...

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Construction to start on 100-room boutique hotel in Fondren


JACKSON — Construction is scheduled to start this year on a 100-room boutique hotel in Jackson’s historic and popular Fondren neighborhood. Developer Roy Decker of Eldon Development Group tells The Clarion-Ledger that the hotel should open in mid-2017. Decker says it will have meeting and conference space, lobby and rooftop bars, an amphitheater and festival space. “It’s a great project,” Decker ...

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Seraphim Solar to build manufacturing facility in Jackson; says will create up to 250 jobs


Chinese solar panel maker Seraphim Solar announced Wednesday that it will invest $50 million to open its first U.S. factory in Jackson. The company said it will hire 250 workers over its first five years to assemble solar modules. City spokeswoman Shelia Byrd said the city is in final negotiations on incentives, but said she didn’t know when an agreement ...

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Former Vicksburg mayor released from federal prison


VICKSBURG — Former Vicksburg Mayor Paul E. Winfield, who pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges in 2013, is living at a halfway house and working in a Jackson law office. A Bureau of Prisons spokesman tells The Vicksburg Post that Winfield, who was an inmate at the federal prison in Montgomery, Alabama, was transferred to the halfway house Feb. 25. ...

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THE SPIN CYCLE: Companies fail to deliver on their brand promise

A brand promise is the cementing of a company’s identity in the minds of its audiences. According to Gallup, companies are largely failing to make good on their agreements. Only half of the nearly 18 million customers Gallup surveyed strongly believe that the companies they do business with always deliver on what they promise. The other half, not so much. ...

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Jackson seeks $15M for 3 main corridors

JACKSON — Jackson is seeking a $15 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve portions of State Street, Capitol Street and Medgar Evers Boulevard. Robert Lee, the city’s construction and engineering manager, tells The Clarion-Ledger a decision on the application should be known this fall. Lee said if the state receives the grant money, it would ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 1: The Break-in

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   By PHIL HARDWICK   Chapter 1: The Break-in Early Saturday Morning, February 28, 2015 The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Jackson, Mississippi At precisely 4:04 A.M. the burglar ...

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MDA to close all its regional offices

The Mississippi Development Authority will close all eight regional offices around the state effective June 30. Eleven positions will be eliminated, 10 of which are currently filled, said Jeff Rent, public relations and media manager for the agency. The offices are located in Senatobia, Tupelo, Greenwood, Meridian, Summit, Hattiesburg and Gulfport, as well as Jackson. The agency employs about 300. ...

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