Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

MDA to close all its regional offices

The Mississippi Development Authority will close all eight regional offices around the state effective June 30. Eleven positions will be eliminated, 10 of which are currently filled, said Jeff Rent, public relations and media manager for the agency. The offices are located in Senatobia, Tupelo, Greenwood, Meridian, Summit, Hattiesburg and Gulfport, as well as Jackson. […] [...]

Judge OKs Westin funding, cites ‘public purpose’ in tax money as debt collateral

by Published: April 21,2015

Tags: Business, Don Hewitt, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS, Westin

By TED CARTER Hinds Chancery Judge William Singletary on Tuesday approved allowing $10 million of Jackson tax money to help backstop the debt for a $60 million Westin hotel planned for downtown. In giving a nod to a contribution agreement that pledged the public money, Singletary rejected local developer Don Hewitt’s argument that Mississippi Constitution prohibits […] [...]

(WITH VIDEO) ALAN TURNER — Blake Wallace sees good things ahead for Hinds county

by Published: April 16,2015

Tags: Business, Clinton, Hinds County, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS

In a recent meeting with Blake Wallace, executive director of the Hinds County Economic Development Authority, we asked him how he sees the prospects for Hinds in the next decade. “When we look 10-20 years down the road, we see good things for Hinds County,” he said.  “We must continue to do the right things […] [...]

(WITH VIDEO) Funding secured for Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Two years after HRI Properties announced that it would convert historical, vacant buildings into 31 loft apartments in the 200 block of West Capitol Street in Jackson, it said on Tuesday it will move forward with the project now that it has the funding. The delay was caused by the unavailability of […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Share and share alike

When you hear the term “sharing economy,” you might think socialist plot, or more likely, you might not know what I’m talking about. Through my unique form of amateur polling (talking to everyone I meet), I’ve determined that Mississippians might not know a whole lot about the sharing economy. At its most basic, the sharing […] [...]

JACK WEATHERLY: Finding a house, defending a neighborhood, finding a voice

by Published: April 8,2015

Tags: Business, column, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS

We covered much of the metro Jackson area in our search for what would become our fifth home around the South (sixth if we count the apartment with access by rickety wooden outside stairs where we first lived). A white brick, one-story house built in 1963 kept making the cut. Two conical evergreen shrubs rising […] [...]

Chancery judge delays JRA bond approval for Jackson’s Westin hotel

Challenger insists Mississippi Constitution forbids using tax dollars as collateral for private projects By TED CARTER Hinds County Chancery Court Judge William Singletary last week declined to approve bonds backed by Jackson taxpayers for construction of a downtown Westin Hotel. The Mississippi Supreme Court could be the final decider on the issue if and when it […] [...]

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic damaged by vandalism

JACKSON — Jackson police are trying to find out who damaged a generator and two security cameras at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. Clinic director Shannon Brewer said Tuesday that employees of Jackson Women’s Health Organization found the vandalism when they arrived at work Monday morning. The state requires the clinic to have a generator in […] [...]

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic damaged by vandalism

by Published: March 24,2015

Tags: abortion, Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — The director of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic says a generator and two security cameras at the building have been damaged, and police are investigating. Shannon Brewer says Tuesday that employees of Jackson Women’s Health Organization found the vandalism when they arrived at work Monday morning. The state requires the clinic to have a generator in […] [...]

Zoning code change dropped after NE Jackson protest

By JACK WEATHERLY A proposed amendment to the Jackson zoning code that would have allowed commercial redevelopment in districts set aside for parks, golf courses, hospitals and churches across the city was removed from consideration Monday — to the applause of an overflow crowd at Jackson City Hall. Members of about a half-dozen northeast Jackson neighborhood associations were in […] [...]

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