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Butler Snow goes big for new chief operating officer

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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

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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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Altitude Trampoline opening parks in Ridgeland, Gulfport

Altitude Trampoline Park’s Ridgeland location will open this summer at 853 Wilson Drive. The entertainment company is also opening a park in Gulfport this month.

Youngsters and adults alike will have yet another bounce park option this summer with the opening of Altitude Trampoline Park in Ridgeland. The 26,000 square-foot trampoline complex at 853 Wilson Drive in Ridgeland joins Flowood’s HighHeaven Trampoline Park as bounce options for fun seekers. Altitude Trampoline Park boasts that its 26,000 square feet will make it the largest bounce park ...

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Wall Street Journal calls Ridgeland’s war on apartments ‘government abuse’

The Van Mark Apartments in Ridgeland.

By TED CARTER Ridgeland’s plan to displace thousands of apartment residents, many of whom are minorities, is edging into the national spotlight. The Wall Street Journal editorial page took up the issue Saturday with a characterization of the  Ridgeland strategy as government abuse that attempts an end-run around the Constitution. The goal is to accomplish what eminent domain can no longer ...

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MDA denies developer more time, other considerations on Renaissance

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By JACK WEATHERLY As reported earlier, the Mississippi Development Authority gave developer Andrew Mattiace four more years to build the $96.7 million expansion of the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. But the developers subsequently asked for more time and other considerations. Refusal to grant the four-year extension would have posed a major obstacle to the expansion, which already had ...

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Egburt 2.0 takes Internet of Things to next level for Camgian

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Egburt 2.0 is out. Camgian Microsystems’ star participant in the “Internet of Things,” the fourth generation of the Internet, has been improved and will soon be running smart infrastructure for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Ohio River, said Gary Butler, chairman and chief executive officer. Egburt was introduced in October 2014 and has been ...

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Camgian’s Prowl on the move with expansion

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By JACK WEATHERLY Prowl is on the move for Starkville-based technology firm Camgian Microsystems. Considered by analysts as one of the top technology companies in the nation, it is opening sales and marketing offices in Tampa, Fla., and San Diego to increase the market for the Prowl radar system, said Chief Executive Gary Butler. The product is a “very small, ...

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Renaissance expansion gets four-year extension on tax rebate

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By JACK WEATHERLY  A four-year extension of a sales tax rebate has been granted for the $96.8 million third phase of the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. Without the extension granted by Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough the project would lose nearly $30 million in rebates, challenging its feasibility. The Legislature voted to end the program in ...

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Center for Justice suit claims Ridgeland seeks to cleanse SE Ridgeland of minorities

The Van Mark Apartments in Ridgeland.

By TED CARTER The Mississippi Center for Justice, a public interest law organization, has added a 38-page lawsuit to a stack of suits against the City of Ridgeland over a 2014 zoning ordinance that targets multi-family rental complexes. Joined by multi-state private law firm Venable LLP, the Center filed suit Friday in federal court in Jackson alleging that Ridgeland violated the ...

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National Apartment Association rep sees image problem for Ridgeland

The Van Mark Apartments in Ridgeland.

» Ole Miss professor doubts moves against apartments will be seen widely as negative By TED CARTER Ridgeland could be creating an image among commercial investors as a city that changes land-use rules as it goes along, the head lobbyist for the National Apartment Association says. The problem rests with the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen’s decision to apply new and ...

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