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Madison Mosquito Squad makes it safe to enjoy your back yard

Mosquito Squad technicians look over the grounds they are about to treat.

By BECKY GILLETTE The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is planning a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at the chamber office for new member Bradley Downey, owner of the Mosquito Squad of Greater Jackson and Vicksburg. While Downey’s home office in in Vicksburg, he provides services throughout the Jackson metro area, and connecting with the Madison County Chamber of ...

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Lost Rabbit: Finding its way


By JACK WEATHERLY  The idyllic planned community born 10 years ago has been struggling ever since to find its way. Its name, The Town of Lost Rabbit, meantime, earned a second meaning. The upscale Madison County development has fought what has seemed at times to be a losing battle to fill out the 259-acre site on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. ...

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Hederman Brothers orders one of fastest six-color printing presses

Hederman Brothers will be the first printing company in North America with the Rapida’s unique configuration, manufacturer KBA says.

By TED CARTER Ridgeland’s Hederman Brothers Printing is awaiting delivery of what manufacturer KBA of Dallas calls one of the world’s finest printing presses. The Rapida 106 41-inch six-color press plus coater can print 20,000 sheets an hour, said Eric Frank, KBA spokesman. “It has the most automated processes to reproduce very high quality color at the fastest of speeds,” Frank ...

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A chef’s tour of the world takes him to . . . Flora

David Raines opened The Flora Butcher Shop on Monday in downtown Flora.

David Raines’ Flora Butcher Shop specializes in prized Japanese beef known as wagyu By JACK WEATHERLY David Raines’ two-decade journey in the culinary world started in Louisiana and led him across three continents, all the way to – Flora. The Flora Butcher Shop, which opened Monday, specializes in the prized Japanese beef known as wagyu (wag-you.) It is a beef that ...

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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

Butler Snow lobby

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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