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HUD deal will force Ridgeland to reverse course on affordable housing

By TED CARTER Ridgeland’s strategy to significantly cut the number of multi-family rental units has backfired to now require city officials to promote more of the housing they sought to eliminate. An agreement that lets Ridgeland avoid Fair Housing Act violation penalties from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gives the City 180 days to give HUD an ...

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Lawyers for or apartment complexes, residents not ready to back off suits

» Lingering questions after HUD’s Ridgeland settlement could keep litigation alive By TED CARTER Ridgeland’s Fair Housing Act settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development does not end private litigation that arose in the past 18 months over the City’s effort to displace thousands of residents from multi-family rental complexes. A lawyer for several Ridgeland rental complexes says ...

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Madison Mosquito Squad makes it safe to enjoy your back yard

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

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’ 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

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

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

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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