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AWAITING ITS FATE: Gables complex may have to shrink to meet law

Having lost in a bid for a reprieve from Ridgeland city officials, The Gables apartment complex has started the new year with the prospect of having to demolish a number of units in order to meet new building density limits. A zoning law adopted last February designates apartment complexes with over 10 units an acre as nonconforming uses that must ...

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Ridgeland property rights tussle is expected to have wide impact

Four lawsuits challenging Ridgeland’s new multi-family zoning law are expected to have far-reaching implications for property rights and growth management in Mississippi. All of the suits – three federal and one state — allege unconstitutional infringements on property rights. Violations of the federal Fair Housing Act are alleged in one of the complaints while others allege Ridgeland seeks to reduce ...

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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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Cantel Medical acquires Ridgeland's Pure Water Solutions, Inc.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) has announced that it acquired the assets of Pure Water Solutions, Inc. for a purchase price of $11.9 million in cash consideration.  Headquartered in Ridgeland, Pure Water Solutions provides water purification and treatment services for commercial and industrial, laboratory and medical customers out of eight regional offices throughout the Southeastern United States.  The company had pre-acquisition unaudited revenues and ...

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Former MDEQ Executive Director Trudy Fisher joins Butler Snow

RIDGELAND — Butler Snow has announced, that Trudy D. Fisher has joined the firm as a member of the Government and Regulatory practice group. Fisher will focus her practice on environmental, energy, regulatory, and government relations matters, including permitting and compliance issues around air, water, mining and wetlands. She will also focus on state and federal property development, solid waste planning, crisis ...

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Fed’s Beige Book notes moderate economic growth in Mississippi’s 2 districts

Federal Reserve banks in Atlanta and St. Louis, both of which have Mississippi jurisdictions, report modest gains in economic activity since mid July. Reporting in the Federal Reserve’s Sept. 4 Beige Book, the Atlanta Fed said business optimism for 2014 exceeds actual gains to this point. “Regardless of the outlook, most firms continue to be optimistic and expect higher growth ...

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What’s behind the plan? Apartment zoning in Ridgeland targets minorities, lawsuit says

A federal lawsuit filed last Friday charges that Ridgeland’s bid to phase-out current apartment complexes seeks to rid the city of affordable housing occupied primarily by blacks and Hispanics. The suit on behalf of the 260-unit Baymeadows Apartments is in response to an overhaul of the city’s zoning ordinance in February that designated five of the city’s rental complexes as ...

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Under state probe, All American Check Cashing gets ‘F’ rating from Better Business Bureau

All American Check Cashing’s refusal to answer complaints has led the Better Business Bureaus in Mississippi and Alabama to give grades of “F” to the Madison payday lender that the Mississippi Department of Banking & Finance says did loan rollovers that violated state law. The Department of Banking & Finance put All American Check Cashing and its 41 stores in ...

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