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MDA backers devise a diamond soiree

Nearly 1,000 people — including the current governor and a pair of former governors — turned out March 24 at the Marriott in Jackson to celebrate a 75-year-old success story — the Mississippi Development Authority. The Mississippi Economic Development Council organized the anniversary gathering with the help of a host of Diamond, Platinum and Silver sponsors from the private sector ...

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Is the sky falling?

There is a disease that has been identified in some poultry houses in South Mississippi that is easily transmitted from bird to bird and farm to farm and can leave growers with hundreds of dead birds in just days. It poses no risks to humans, researchers say, but can be catastrophic to growers’ financial health if unchecked. However, scientists say ...

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Roughing it in exile

If you like the sound of rain on a tin roof, a job at the Mississippi Department of Revenue building in Raymond may be just the ticket. Of course, the downside is you’ll work in a cavernous warehouse with concrete floors and 40-foot ceilings where some parts of the building are too hot and other parts too cold – and ...

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A BIG DEAL

Regions Plaza fills 50,000 square feet in lease with state A signing of a lease by the State of Mississippi for more than 50,000 square feet in the half-empty Regions Plaza building last Friday gave downtown Jackson’s office market just the break it had wanted. The new tenants are the Mississippi State Personnel Board and the Mississippi Department of Finance ...

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Blue Cross of Miss. not part of DOJ probe

Investigation of company is ongoing in other states Health insurance plans of provider Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi are not part of a widening U.S. Department of Justice investigation examining whether companies are effectively raising health insurance premiums by striking agreements with hospitals that stifle competition from rival insurers. The DOJ has issued civil subpoenas to Blue Cross in ...

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Harrison County Industrial Park is ‘project ready’

The Global Axis Industrial Park in Harrison County is now certified as “project ready.” More than 600 acres adjacent to the growing U.S. 49 corridor, linking Gulfport to Hattiesburg, have been assessed for environmental, archeological, endangered species and geotechnical issues, among others. Actual improvements to the property will cost approximately $6 million and be finished in phases. Water, sewer, power ...

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Market flooded? Not likely this year

NWS says only minor flooding is expected for river in Mississippi For as long as they have been open, Mississippi’s riverside casinos have enjoyed the Mississippi River as their greatest asset, depending on its almost hypnotic views to draw folks to their gaming floors, hotel rooms, restaurants and golf courses. The River, though, could potentially be the casinos’ greatest liability. ...

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Port study to use market projections to gauge jobs

Before Hurricane Katrina, the estimated number of direct jobs the Mississippi State Port at Gulfport created was 2,500. That number was based on an economic impact study done in 2004, the last time the Mississippi Development Authority evaluated the job-creation figures related to the Port. In the next 60 days, the MDA and the Mississippi State Port Authority plan on ...

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BEAUTIFULLY MADDENING

The late Sir Winston Churchill, England’s cigar-chomping prime minister, once compared playing golf to chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture. Whether you’re a PGA Tour professional or a weekend hacker, most golfers can relate to Mr. Churchill’s blunt assessment of a sport that has brought Tiger Woods to his knees more than once. Many golf historians trace golf’s ...

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