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Ridgeland defends Costco gas station site approval

By JACK WEATHERLY The city of Ridgeland has denied major points in a court filing against its June 19 approval of a site for a gas station across Highland Colony Parkway from a 45-acre site that would include a proposed Costco Wholesale store. The case in Madison County Circuit Court comes after opponents of the so-called third phase of the ...

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Shrimp Basket to open Friday on County Line

By JACK WEATHERLY A Shrimp Basket restaurant will open Friday on County Line Road at Ridgewood Road. It will be the 30th restaurant in the Pensacola, Fla.-based casual dining chain that offers seafood seven days a week and a full bar. James Caldwell, the Ridgeland general manager, said the Shrimp Basket offers “good quality food served in a quick time ...

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Costco war moves to yet another battlefield

By JACK WEATHERLY Opponents of the proposed Costco Wholesale store in Ridgeland are relentless in their effort to block developers. The “war” that has dragged on for three years over the project proposed as the anchor for the 45-acre phase three of the Renaissance at Colony Park mall has moved to a third battlefield. The Mississippi Supreme Court was unanimous ...

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Northpark launches new ‘family friendly’ era

By JACK WEATHERLY With the pomp and ceremony of a major government facility dedication, the “new” Northpark Mall was opened Thursday. The 34-year-old mall is undergoing a multimillion first phase makeover that started in February. A gathering of a 100 or so —  including Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee, aldermen, chamber and auxiliary officials, including those from Rankin County and even ...

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? Costco case may hinge on definition of ‘service station’

By JACK WEATHERLY Most Costco Wholesale Stores have a fueling station. The question remains: will the giant wholesale club go forward in Ridgeland without one? An answer may await in Madison County Circuit Court, Judge Steve Ratcliff presiding. Homeowners filed a brief last week fInalizing its challenge of the legitimacy of a site plan approved by the Ridgeland Board of ...

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Ex-director utility says he will fight part of audit demand

A former director of a city-owned utility says he will fight the Mississippi auditor’s demand that he repay a severance package. Auditor Shad White says Tuesday that his office is demanding $78,613 from former state Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, who worked for Canton Municipal Utilities from 2016 until January 2018. The auditor says severance pay to public officials is illegal. ...

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Mississippi aerospace firm shares in $25.5 billion contract

A Mississippi aerospace company will share a contract worth up to $25.5 billion to provide parts for military vehicles over the next 10 years. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, announced the contract with Vertex Aerospace and six other companies on Thursday. Vertex, based in Madison, overhauls and distributes parts for military aircraft and ground ...

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B&B Electric breaks ground on new HQ bringing 300 New jobs to Madison County

The Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has announced that B&B Electrical and Utility Contractors, Inc. is breaking ground on its new headquarters in the Canton Commercial and Industrial Center, investing $6.5 Million over the next 2 years. B&B Electrical and Utility Contractors, Inc. is a family-owned company that has been in continuous operation since 1982 and is a one stop electrical ...

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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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Show fountain will be focal point of Renaissance phase 2

By MBJ STAFF A show fountain will be the centerpiece and gathering place for the second phase of the Renaissance at Colony Park. “This will be the first retail show fountain of this magnitude in the state of Mississippi,” said J. Wickham Zimmerman, chief executive officer of Outside the Lines, the designer and builder. “The property co-owner and developer, The ...

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