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Developer of Madison mixed-use project mulls hotel, conference center

By TED CARTER Developers of a yet-to-be-announced mixed-use project in Madison County have agreed to consider adding a hotel and conference center to their plans. The Madison County Economic Development Authority and business leaders have been pursuing the hotel and conference center the past couple of years, after having originally raised the idea 13 years ago before concluding costs and projected ...

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Traffic congestion an unwanted side effect of Madison County growth

By BECKY GILLETTE  For Madison County, urban sprawl has been both a blessing and a bane. The tremendous growth in new business and residential developments has outpaced the capacity of the highway system. The city of Madison tripled in population from 8,027 in 1990 to 24,262 in 2010, while Madison County’s population went up from 54,271 to 95,595 during the ...

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Third phase of the Forum at Grandview nearing completion

By JACK WEATHERLY  Kirkland’s will open its second Jackson area store late this month, to be followed by the opening in December of three other tenants to complete the third phase of the Forum at Grandview in Madison. Those other tenants are Firehouse Subs, David’s Bridal and Moe’s Southwest Grill, according to Stacey Michael, spokeswoman for Chattanooga-based CBL & Associates ...

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Grocery giants bring click-and-buy service to Jackson area

By JACK WEATHERLY Rival grocery giants Kroger and Walmart are rolling out online shopping programs in the Jackson area. The concept is designed to save time for shoppers just as the grocers battle to hold prices down for customers. For now, Kroger’s QuickList has next-day pickup, but soon it’ll be same-day, according to Marcus Hamilton, e-commerce field specialist. Hamilton declined ...

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New Marriott Courtyard to be Madison’s second hotel

By BECKY GILLETTE A four-story, 125-room Marriott Courtyard being built by Kerioth Corp. near the Baptist Madison Campus will be just the second hotel inside the city limits of Madison. “Madison is a growing sub market in the Jackson metropolitan area,” said Clint Herring, president and CEO, for Kerioth. “It is underserved from a hospitality perspective right now. The new ...

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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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Hederman Bros. moving to Gluckstadt printing plant

By TED CARTER The more than 125-year-old Hederman Brothers Printing and its 90 workers will soon pack up for a move from Ridgeland to a new home in Gluckstadt. At about 50,000 square feet, the building Hederman Brothers will occupy fronting the east side of Interstate 75 is smaller than the approximately 70,000- square-foot building the company has occupied in Ridgeland ...

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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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Work on third phase of Madison’s Forum at Grandview gets underway

The 330,000-square-foot Forum at Grandview shopping center in Madison will soon be expanded by a 25,000-square-foot third phase. Preparation of the .97-acre site is well underway and CBL & Associates Properties Inc. expects completion by this fall. The tenants will include Kirkland’s, David’s Bridal, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Firehouse Subs, a company spokesman said. The CBL website for the Forum at Grandview ...

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

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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