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Work starts on a new era for Northpark Mall

By JACK WEATHERLY Work started Thursday on a new era for the 34-year-0ld Northpark Mall on the Ridgeland side of County Line Road. Long the anchor of the mile-long retail corridor that historically dominated metro Jackson, the mall faced the daunting realities of the marketplace that has changed radically since 1984 across the country and world since the advent of ...

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Supreme Court panel puts city of Ridgeland on Costco hot seat

By JACK WEATHERLY A three-justice panel of the Mississippi Supreme Court directed a preponderance of its questions to attorneys for the city of Ridgeland and the zoning change it made that benefited a proposed Costco Wholesale store on Highland Colony Parkway. The city got a favorable ruling from Madison County Circuit Court John Emfinger in April 2017, allowing the developer Andrew Mattiace ...

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Colonial Highlands project clothed in silence

By JACK WEATHERLY The former managing partner in the $250 million plan to build a mixed-use community on the former 152-acre Colonial Country Club property in Jackson is no longer involved in the effort. Bo Lockard recently referred the Mississippi Business Journal to Luke Guarisco, whom he said was an original investor in the project. Numerous calls over several weeks to Guarisco ...

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C Spire trots out its 5G technology

By JACK WEATHERLY C Spire publicly tested its 5G ultra-fast fixed-wireless technology on Tuesday, and brought along an FCC commissioner to cheer it on. Brendan Carr, is in the 3-2 Republican majority that overturned the Obama-era imposition of rules intended to ensure a level Internet playing field and protection of consumers. Instead, Carr has said, the opposite happened. Investment and ...

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JACK WEATHERLY: ‘The Post’ is a retelling of history to shape the present

What’s the “back story” on the recent release of “The Post,” what amounts to a prequel of “All the President’s Men”? Good question. A newsroom has always been a stage that lends itself to dramatization. “The President’s Men,” released in 1976, is still a terrific movie, with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman playing Woodward and Bernstein in their landmark Watergate ...

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Medical board president defends hiring of director

By JACK WEATHERLY Dr. Charles Miles, president of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure, issued a statement Monday defending the board’s selection of an executive director whose medical background includes malpractice lawsuits. Dr. Kenneth E. Cleveland was sued 12 times in Hinds County Circuit Court in a 10-year period. Settlements were reached in some and others were dismissed outright. Miles ...

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Medical board selects executive director

By JACK WEATHERLY Dr. Kenneth Cleveland has been named executive director of the Mississippi Medical Licensure Board. The position has been vacant since July 1, when Dr. John Hall left after the board voted to not extend his contract after a year during which his aggressive style was brought to bear on physicians’ sexual behavior with patients. “We did more ...

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