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Butler Snow goes big for new chief operating officer

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By JACK WEATHERLY  L. Howard Belknap comes to Butler Snow, Mississippi’s largest law firm, from Baker & McKenzie – year in and out at the top of the list of the world’s biggest. Belknap (the k is silent) last week was named chief operating officer of the Ridgeland-based firm. It may come as a surprise, but he is not a ...

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Butler Snow’s space functions as civic, arts center

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Butler Snow continues to grow as a major regional law firm. And that includes its Ridgeland headquarters in the 200 Renaissance at Colony Park, where it soon will complete occupation of the top five floors. And while the law firm has 10,000 active files, according to Chairman Don Clark, 50,000 people a year avail themselves of its ...

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Madison County appeals order to pay back $3 million on bonds

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Madison County is appealing a federal judge’s order to pay $3 million in bond payments related to a failed development project. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves says the county must reimburse a bond insurer after a group of landowners and developers in the county defaulted on its bond payments. The Parkway East Public Improvement district failed after taking out more ...

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Renaissance expansion gets four-year extension on tax rebate


By JACK WEATHERLY  A four-year extension of a sales tax rebate has been granted for the $96.8 million third phase of the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. Without the extension granted by Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough the project would lose nearly $30 million in rebates, challenging its feasibility. The Legislature voted to end the program in ...

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Madison Co. begins hunt for new economic development chief amid emphasis on results

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By TED CARTER The departure of Tim Coursey as head of the Madison County Development Authority has left County Administrator Tony Greer in a dual role of running the county and its business recruitment. Greer’s double duty comes just two weeks after a Board of Supervisors’ retreat at which the board decided to put achievement of economic development results at the ...

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Accused in 2015 Mississippi courthouse shooting found guilty


CANTON — A former firefighter accused of fatally shooting a defendant outside a Canton, Mississippi, courthouse was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday. William Wells, 24, will serve life in prison for the Aug. 3, 2015 shooting of Kendrick Brown, 37. That morning Wells drove his truck to the Madison County Courthouse parking lot where Brown stood outside awaiting trial ...

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Collaboratory in Madison County helps create new jobs in biomed industry

The Collaboratory’s Global Training Institute, a surgical simulation lab and training center, provides training across four sectors: health care professionals, law enforcement officers, fire service/first responders and military personnel.

By BECKY GILLETTE  The Madison County Economic Development Authority opened a unique business center designed for health care companies about a year ago called the Mississippi Biomedical Business Collaboratory. The 60,000-square-foot building in Canton that was previously a training facility for Nissan was converted to attract health care companies together in a building where they could share ideas and prosper. ...

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Fight for control of Jackson airport set for takeoff


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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Madison shopping center sold

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Colony Crossing in Madison has been bought for $14.3 million by Birmingham-based Bayer Properties LLC and Savannah-based Wicker Park Capital. The Madison center, opened in 2005, is the second acquisition by the two companies in tandem, the first being another upscale center in Germantown, Tenn. Colony Crossing encompasses 77,427 square feet and its tenants include Georgia Blue, Massage Envy, Pizza ...

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Merit to build medical offices facility in Madison County

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Merit Health Madison announced Monday that it will build a $9 million, 35,000-square-foot medical offices building adjacent to the 67-bed hospital in Canton. The construction, which will start in a couple of weeks, is expected to be completed by the end of the year or in early 2017, Merit Health Madison Chief Executive Brit Phelps said in ...

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