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Cynthia Cooper joins CPT board

Cynthia Cooper of Jackson, CEO of the Cooper Group has been appointed to the board of directors of the NASBA Center for the Public Trust for 2015-16. Cooper was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year in 2002 after leading the effort to uncover WorldCom’s $3.8 Billion fraud. Cooper now serves as the CEO of the Cooper Group, ...

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Clinton office complex sold for $20.5 million

CLINTON — The Hertz Investment Group is adding to its dominant position in the metro Jackson office market. Hertz, based in Santa Monica, California, announced Friday that it has purchased the South Pointe Business Park in Clinton for $20.5 million. The 400,000 square-foot complex just south of Interstate 20 was built in 1996 as the headquarters for WorldCom. The Mississippi ...

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Apple ordered to pay $23.6M for using SkyTel technology

Apple Inc. has been ordered to pay a Texas company $23.6 million for using without permission patents and technology developed in the 1990s by SkyTel, formerly based in Jackson and owned by now-defunct WorldCom. Bloomberg News reported that patents developed for the SkyTel network and owned by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC are valid and were infringed by Apple, a federal ...

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Department of Revenue workers thrilled with new home

Here’s proof that things can seem horribly bad one week and just peachy the next. On March 18, employees of the Mississippi Department of Revenue endured the ear-splitting sound of a hail onslaught banging on a tin roof and aluminum walls. Seven days later, they heard the wonderful words they’ve awaited for nearly two decades: “We’re moving.” With that announcement, ...

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Read March 29 issue of MBJ

WINNING Clinton snags Department of Revenue for old WorldCom site by Ted Carter SEMISOUTH CLOSES Starkville semiconductor company terminates operations by Wally Northway BEER After months of successful lobbying for brewing freedom, Raise Your Pints changes focus by Clay Chandler BIG GOSPEL Blackberry Records executive and entertainment lawyer talk about the past and future of gospel music by Stephen McDill JOHN ...

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Clinton's South Pointe wins Department of Revenue headquarters bid

Aggressive last-minute price cutting did the trick for Clinton’s South Pointe Business Park in the competition to become the new home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue, the state says. The selection came down to price, with representatives of the former WorldCom headquarters presenting a lease offer too attractive to pass up, said Kevin Upchurch, executive director of the state ...

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Op-Ed: The shared fortunes of Jackson and its suburbs

By: Matthew D. Bolian Since 2011, a fight has been brewing in the state capitol over where the Department of Revenue (DOR) and its 500 plus workers are going to relocate. In one corner is Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, and in the other is Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, R-Clinton. Sen. Blount represents those who want to house the ...

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Clinton mayor wants competition – not politics – to decide DOR issue

Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman very much wants the Mississippi Department of Revenue to move its headquarters to the former WorldCom headquarters, now South Pointe Business Park. What Aultman says she doesn’t want, however, is for legislative politics to decide the outcome. If the DOR moves to Clinton’s South Pointe, she wants her town to win the competition on its merits ...

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Legislature divided over Department of Revenue destination

Whiplash could be a consequence of watching recent action in the Legislature to determine the next home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The day before a bill to put the DOR headquarters in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center via a purchase passed the Senate on a 48-2 vote, House Speaker Philip Gunn successfully pushed a bill through the House on ...

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