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Flag change seen as boost in pride Mississippi youngsters have for state

By TED CARTER The Mississippi Delta Council’s demand that legislators erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag is said to mark a down payment on the state’s economic and civic future. But for Delta school children, the flag change represents a way to gain new pride in their home state, educators say and add they are grateful the ...

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Delta Council latest to disown state flag, urging it be changed quickly

By TED CARTER In another sign that momentum is building among civic institutions for ridding the Mississippi flag of the Confederate battle emblem, the Mississippi Delta Council has concluded the flag must change to reflect today’s Mississippi. Otherwise, Mississippi is left with a flag that  reflects slavery and a rebellion against the United States, contend the Council and other civic ...

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Concord Capital sees virtue in older properties

» Jackson firm just added Knoxville CVS center to inventory By TED CARTER Duckworth Realty’s commercial real estate pros put the emphasis on newness with the District at Eastover office, retail and entertainment complex they developed just off Interstate 55 slightly north of Lakeland Drive in the middle of the last decade. But nowadays it’s properties with some age that ...

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As businesses reopen, customer risk questions come to forefront

By TED CARTER Lawyers who work liability lawsuits took notice when Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized the risks for Mississippians flocking back to salons, shops, restaurants, gyms and other businesses allowed to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reeves said the reopening has a tradeoff of potentially bad health consequences for economic survival. “There will be risk should you choose to go ...

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Bringing back your workers? Prepare for gumbo of rules and regs

By TED CARTER A Mississippi business owner who brings back or hires new workers amid the coronavirus pandemic must sort through a mish-mash of federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines. But the strictures can be a business owner’s life preserver both commercially and legally. Or they can be the very thing that sinks the enterprise, say lawyers who ...

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Metro Jackson seen avoiding major risks big markets are enduring

Survey finds trend of commercial real estate projects suspended or scrapped   By TED CARTER Huge numbers of commercial real estate projects across the country shut down for good will be part of any tally of economic casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. But look for the wreckage of metro Jackson’s abandoned projects to be less extensive than in larger markets, ...

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U.S. retail, office most squeezed by pandemic, survey finds

By TED CARTER Triage for various commercial real estate classes during a pandemic looks like this: Retail, office, multi-family and industrial warehouse-distribution, real estate executives, investors and lenders say in a new national survey. As part of the Covid Real Estate Impact Survey Report, a trio of Integra Realty Resources executives detailed projections for three commercial categories. Lance Jordan, managing ...

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Swift, deep declines ahead for Mississippi economy but rebound seen for 2021

SPRING OUTLOOK IS FOR 30.4% DROP IN STATE GDP THIS QUARTER By TED CARTER The spring 2020 outlook for Mississippi’s economy is for a dire near-term future as the coronavirus pandemic continues its ghastly spread. By the time Mississippi rings in the New Year, around 73,000 of its residents will have lost jobs, for a 6.3 percent increase in overall ...

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Stack of challenges await Delta Council annual meeting reset for fall

LEADERS CITE PROGRESS ON YAZOO BACKWATER DRAINAGE EFFORT EDITOR’S NOTE: Delta Council President Tom Gresham made the following clarification to this article: In the reporters third person account of the project, he made the following statement: “The Council would like to see an additional 200,000 acres in the South Delta planted but first must prevail in a decades-long effort to ...

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Delta’s Double Quick in new hands after sale to S.C. buyers

The dozens of Double Quick convenience stores that are a fixture of the Mississippi Delta got new owners in a transaction that closed April 23. Don’t worry. You won’t have to get used to a new name, new signage, new store décor or new cashiers. Current store locations and the Double Quick corporate store workforce will remain, said Tom Gresham, ...

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