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On the road to growth: West Rankin Parkway may open path to development

Construction workers set beams in place for a bridge on the West Rankin Parkway, which will stretch for 3.5 miles from Treetops Boulevard in Flowood to Pearson Road in Pearl, essentially linking Lakeland and Interstate 20. Photos courtesy of the Pickering Firm

With seven or eight months to go before completion of phase one of the new north-south corridor between Pearl and Flowood, officials in both cities are confident major development will take place along the new West Rankin Parkway. “It’s going to open up an awful lot of property for development,” said Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers. Flowood Mayor Gary Rhoads said ...

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Fun at the ol’ Ballpark — Staff spends hours preparing, planning before gates open at Trustmark Park

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Dave Burke has spent a quarter century selling minor league baseball from the Texas prairie to New York’s Hudson Valley and parts in between. He signed on as sales director with the Mississippi Braves five years ago. Last year, he brought home attendance to 211,200 fans, averaging 3,152 tickets sold over 67 home dates. That’s a level not seen since ...

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Host families prepare for Mississippi Braves’ season

Some baseball fans in Jackson go above and beyond supporting the hometown Mississippi Braves by providing a home-away-from-home for players who have their sights set on playing for the major league Atlanta Braves. In a recent letter to Braves fans about hosting players, Jim Bishop, the team’s assistant general manager, said, “Stopping in Mississippi on their path of aspiring to ...

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Critics say Pearl out to eliminate mobile homes and apartments – not safeguard them

Pearl is taking dramatic — and some say unprecedented and unconstitutional – steps to rid the city of manufactured homes and to downsize existing apartment complexes. October brought requirements that manufactured home parks and rental complexes build community storm shelters able to accommodate all residents and withstand the force of a F-2 tornado. In addition, the City mandated apartment complexes ...

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Challenging times ahead for Pearl’s manufactured home residents, apartment complex owners

A proclamation from Gov. Phil Bryant declaring October “Manufactured Home Month” noted the factory-built dwellings provide housing for 507,000 Mississippians. But there could soon be manufactured housing for far fewer people in Pearl, a Rankin County city of about 25,000 residents. Public safety and a desire to keep non-conforming land uses from “going on forever” are behind expansive zoning changes ...

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Legal filing seeks to halt Pearl’s effort to ease out mobile homes

Pearl’s efforts to keep mobile home parks from re-renting spaces after a space is vacated have met with a suit from the owners of Grove Acres Mobile Home Park. Pearl insists its desire to whittle the number of mobile homes in the city is based on the risks to mobile home parks from natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. ...

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Kathy Hackshaw earns CSM credential

Kathy Hackshaw, general manager of The Outlets of Mississippi, has earned her Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) credential. Hackshaw brings 20 years of retail property management experience in arenas including asset management, budget allocation, policy and procedure creation and marketing to the Outlets of Mississippi where she is responsible for property operations, lease administration, budget administration, tenant communications and staff ...

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Outlets of Mississippi has hired Kathy Hackshaw, Angela Shepard, Tony Boyd, Angie Crawford

The Outlets of Mississippi has appointed a team of retail property, real estate asset and tourism industry professionals to lead property management, operations, leasing and marketing functions. Bringing nearly 20 years of retail property management experience in arenas including asset management, budget allocation, policy and procedure creation and marketing, general manager Kathy Hackshaw is responsible for property operations, budget administration, ...

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Outlets of Mississippi to host two-day job fair

More than 55 Outlets of Mississippi retailers will be on hand to interview potential store employees when the new shopping destination hosts a two-day job fair Oct. 5-6. Interested candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes to pass on to outlet retailers in attendance. Participating retailers include: · Adidas · Aeropostale · American Eagle Outfitters · Ann Taylor · ...

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