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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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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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Baptist’s Madison property continues mixed-use expansion

By JACK WEATHERLY The southeast quadrant at the intersection of Mississippi 463 and Highland Colony Parkway in Madison was originally envisioned as a second medical campus for Mississippi Baptist Health Systems. But the 60-acre site bordered on the east by Interstate 55 has evolved into a mixed-use development – still with the possibility of a hospital being built there – ...

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Primos to open third restaurant, this one in Madison

  By JACK WEATHERLY Angelo K. “Pop” Primos emigrated from Greece and opened a restaurant at 236 Capitol St. in 1930. The restaurant operated there till 2002. Primos Northgate opened in 1964 and stayed open for the next 37 years, said Don Primos, owner and a grandson of the founder. During the years, several family restaurants have operated simultaneously. Subsequently, two ...

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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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