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St. Paddy's Parade names grand marshal, theme

Though Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade in Jackson is four months away, organizers already have a grand marshal and a theme. The 2014 edition of Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade will salute grand marshal and popular Jackson bartender Cotton Baronich and proceed under the theme “Drink Local, Think Global,” parade founder Malcolm White said. The 32nd parade will march and roll through ...

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Event to look at tomorrow's Oxford

An economic development organization is putting the future of its community on the front burner today. On Oct. 15, the Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation will host an event that will examine the future of Oxford in the arena of entrepreneurship and technology growth. The event, hosted by the EDF’s Entrepreneurial Alliance and Innovate Mississippi, will be held in ...

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State’s creative economy employs 64,000 people

Officials looking to add to sector Although creativity has abounded in Mississippi as long as anyone can remember, the concept of treating that creative force as part of the state’s economic development has been around only a few years. Discussions began in 2009 between the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Arts Commission. The two state agencies partnered for a ...

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New life for Edison Walthall Hotel hinges on winning bid

The fate of downtown Jackson landmark the Edison Walthall Hotel could be decided through an online real estate auction May 22. Auctioneer Benny Taylor indicates a bargain is in the making on the sale of the eight-floor hotel, closed down since early 2010 after burst water pipes extensively damaged the lower floors. Sellers “are very motivated,” Taylor said to the ...

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Malcolm White will be keeping the trail warm

Malcolm White will soon leave his post as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission to become the director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s tourism division. White will start at the MDA in January. White, who owns of Hal and Mal’s, one of Jackson’s most popular eateries and bars, is a member of “The Culture Club,” a collection of state ...

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Group working on Mississippi literary trail

Mississippi already has cultural trails that celebrate the state’s musical heritage and honor those involved in the Civil Rights movement. A group of arts-centered state agency heads hopes to add a literary trail. The Culture Club — which includes directors from Arts Commission, Library Commission, Department of Archives and History and the Humanities Council – has met once a month ...

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Agencies seek to preserve state heritage

Culture Club isn’t just a 1980s British band featuring guys who wear makeup. In Mississippi, it’s the nickname that leaders of some state agencies have jokingly given themselves. Executives from the Arts Commission, the Library Commission, the Humanities Council and the Department of Archives and History meet regularly to discuss ways to preserve and promote the state’s heritage, from literature ...

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New study touts Mississippi’s potential

The “creative economy” includes individuals such as artists, architects, chefs and professors, creative industries such as Peavey Electronics, Viking Range Corp., The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Ramey Agency and creative communities including Oxford, Clarksdale, Ocean Springs and Rolling Fork. The recent Mississippi Creative Economy study concludes that this segment represents approximately 61,000 jobs and just over three percent of the ...

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Creating a new economy

Empty seats were at a premium Aug. 10 at the Jackson Convention Complex as hundreds gathered for the state’s first-ever Creative Economy Summit. Attendees came to learn more about the creative economy, what it is, where it is and how communities can grow it, adding jobs and enhancing their quality of life. The event, the brain child of Mississippi Arts ...

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