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Costco — a long time coming and not there yet


By JACK WEATHERLY It is no secret that Costco has had trouble trying to move into the metro Jackson market. Which is not to say that it hasn’t been recruited – openly in one case, and not so openly in another. Last year, its efforts to build a store on Lakeland Boulevard in Jackson were rebuffed by the city Planning ...

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Ridgeland officials consider first tax increase in 26 years


RIDGE LAND — For the first time in 26 years, the mayor and board of alderman in Ridgeland are considering a tax increase. Mayor Gene McGee told The Clarion-Ledger taxpayers with a $100,000 home would see an annual increase of $10 to $15 on their property taxes. Citing lagging sales tax and other contributing factors, McGee said the city has had ...

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Ridgeland officials approve new police chief


RIDGELAND — Ridgeland police Lt. John Neal has been named chief of police. Mayor Gene McGee made the announcement Thursday in a news release. Neal will take over July 1 after the retirement of current Chief Randy Tyler. McGee says Neal has worked for the city for 26 years. Neal has served as an investigator and a public information officer, ...

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Ridgeland firm — First Class Linens — keeps restaurant linens sharp

It’s a dirty job cleaning restaurant napkins and hotel sheets by the thousands but Ridgeland-based First Class Linen LLC has turned its linen rental and cleaning business into annual sales of around $10 million. First Class Linen was founded in 2003 by Bert Rubinsky, who serves as the company president, and Kenny Perry, vice president of operations. It serves restaurants, ...

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Ridgeland limits pot, e-cigs in businesses

RIDGELAND — The city of Ridgeland is putting restrictions on businesses seeking permits to sell electronic cigarettes. The restrictions are the same as those put on pawn shops, nail salons and tattoo parlors. Future businesses that wish to open up retail stores for electronic cigarettes will go through a longer permitting process before receiving a license to operate. For good ...

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Miranda Lambert to headline C Spire Concert Series event Memorial Day weekend

RIDGELAND – Miranda Lambert, the reigning queen of country music and its top female performer over the past five years, will be the featured headliner artist during a special Memorial Day weekend concert at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. Dubbed “Miranda Lambert Live,” the May 23 live concert sponsored by C Spire and presented by Alcatel-Lucent will also feature one ...

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Butler Snow announces second major Nashville expansion

NASHVILLE — Butler Snow has further expanded the firm’s Nashville office as 13 attorneys from Walker, Tipps & Malone PLC join the firm’s commercial litigation practice. With this growth, Butler Snow cements itself among the largest law firms in Tennessee, and greatly enhances its existing commercial litigation group. This move also adds three attorneys to Butler Snow’s already significant presence in the ...

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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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