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UPDATE: Leasing agents say Northpark will undergo $50 million redo

By JACK WEATHERLY The official plans had not been made public, but leasing agents reached out in advance on Tuesday to say Northpark Mall in Ridgeland will undergo a $50 million upgrade. Brooks Corr of Retail Specialists LLC of Birmingham told the Mississippi Business Journal  that work on the 958,000-square foot mall on County Line Road will begin in the first quarter. Najla ...

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New economic development director in Madison County ‘a tremendous hire’

By BECKY GILLETTE Joseph P. Deason plans to take some of the best tactics learned working for General Motors (GM)-Delphi for 17 years, serving as chief financial officer of the Mississippi Development Authority for four years and his past four and one-half years as chief operating officer for the Golden Triangle Development LINK to his role as the new executive ...

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Madison ‘true value’ up $3 billion in last 10 years

By JULIA MILLER Economic growth is the goal of any elected official. Madison County officials have seen the success of their business-oriented policies by an explosion of both assessed and true value, according to Madison County Tax Assessor Norman Cannady. In 2008, Madison County had a true value of just over $9 billion. Preliminary numbers for 2017 suggest a true ...

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Company: No discrimination over religious objection to pants

A Mississippi restaurant chain denies that it discriminated against the religious beliefs of a Pentecostal woman by refusing to let her wear a denim skirt instead of blue jeans while she worked as a waitress. J. William Manuel, a lawyer for Georgia Blue LLC, said Wednesday in a statement that the company “does not discriminate on any basis.” Manuel says ...

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Hoy Road widening will transform congested Madison artery

By BECKY GILLETTE Hoy Road is a bumpy, two-lane road that carries far more traffic daily than for what it was designed. It changes into into Madison Parkway\Highway 463 where it meets U.S. 51 on the west end, connecting residents in the east part of town to schools, shopping, work and larger traffic corridors. A plan to widen Hoy Road ...

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BOOMING — Growth leads to change on Ridgeland’s Jackson Street

By BECKY GILLETTE Jackson Street in Ridgeland has been seeing a surge in new commercial real estate activity, and more new projects are under way adding to the mix. “We’re beginning to see some very positive things happening,” said Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee. “I think a lot has to do with the fact that the economy has improved, but ...

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Home sales in central Mississippi down 4.5 percent

By JACK WEATHERLY House sales in the 10-county  Central Mississippi Multiple Listing System were down 4.5 percent in June from the previous year, primarily because of tight inventory, according to Central Mississippi Realtors. Consequently, the average sales price increased 2.1 percent, creating a market that slightly favors sellers. “Inventory remains extremely tight, but patience may pay off in coming months ...

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ANALYSIS: Let’s take a data-driven look at another side of Nissan’s success story

  It’s no surprise that the union vote at Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Canton generated national headlines. This coverage culminated last week when workers voted 2,244 to 1,307 against the union. As I wrote in a recent column about millenials in Mississippi, there’s always another side to a story. I think one of the most compelling stories about Nissan has ...

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Ridgeland sets trial run toward becoming a ‘smart city’

By JACK WEATHERLY Traffic goes with growth. Ridgeland’s population has more than doubled since 1990 – reaching nearly 25,000 –while the Madison County’s estimated 2016 population likewise more than doubled in that period, hitting 105,000. And traffic drives much of the waking hours of government and civic leaders in the county. The population growth “has put a major strain on ...

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Justice denies expedited hearing of Costco case

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Chamberlain has denied a motion by the city of Ridgeland to expedite the hearing of an appeal by homeowners challenging the legitimacy of a rezoning of property for the creation of a phase of the Renaissance at Colony Parkway. Madison County Circuit Court Judge John Emfinger ruled in April in favor ...

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