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Old ice plant to turn back pages of downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Jack Pickering worked in Charleston, S.C. for a while, which gave him a perspective and an entrepreneurial vision on Jackson. He was taken by the South Carolina city known for its charming historical downtown that is a major tourist attraction. After he landed a job as manager of a new retail shop in Charleston, Circle Seven ...

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Many jobs at Amazon Fulfillment Centers are physically demanding

By BECKY GILLETTE mbj@msbusiness.com In late December, Amazon announced that it will be locating its first Amazon Fulfillment Center in Mississippi in Marshall County creating 850 full-time jobs paying a minimum of $15 per hour plus benefits. The fulfillment center will cover 554,000 square feet of space that will be used to store, pick, pack and ship items such as ...

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Coast Episcopal School announces addition of middle school to Long Beach campus

By LISA MONTI mbj@msbusiness.com After five years of fact-finding and research, Coast Episcopal School in Long Beach announced the addition of a middle school that will extend the student body from toddlers through seventh and eighth graders. The two new grades will be housed in an existing building on the school’s 24-acre campus. CES officials used the occasion to announce ...

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C Spire, Phazr launch first 5G millimeter wave service in Mississippi

C Spire, in Mississippi launched the first 5G millimeter wave fixed wireless service last month with the deployment of super-fast broadband internet service to residents in a Harrison County subdivision near the city of Gulfport. C Spire’s support for broadband deployment, including 5G millimeter wave fixed wireless service, is part of its Tech Movement initiative launched in 2017 and designed ...

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JUSTIN KELLY — 5 mistakes to avoid in retirement

After a lifetime of planning and saving, you’re finally on the verge of retirement. However, retirement planning doesn’t stop just because you’re beginning to draw income from your investments. As you embark on this exciting new chapter of your life, keep your retirement goals on track by avoiding these common pitfalls: 1. Claiming Social Security Too Early It may be ...

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REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Carlson book torpedoes the opposition

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Tucker Carlson is the star of the network that dominates the cable world. His ascendancy coincides with the election of Donald Trump as president. Aha! Lacky for the madman. Not so fast, my friend, as football commentator Lee Corso likes to say. Carlson is a member of an endangered species: rational man. He knows logical arguments, ...

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MISSISSIPPI PROFILES: Canopy Children’s Solutions

  I talked recently with Dr. John Damon, CEO of Canopy Children’s Solutions, about Canopy and its mission. The organization has a long history of helping kids and familes deal with behavioral health issues, having been founded in 1912 as the Mississippi Children’s Home. John first joined Canopy as a therapist in 1993, and through the years, served as their CARES ...

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Boxx: State fares well at Internet trading

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT mbj@msbusiness.com Mississippi exports around $11 billion internationally, and the Mississippi Development Authority’s International Trade Office director Rose Boxx wants to increase those numbers. “In my opinion,” she said, “Mississippi has fared very well internationally. We have a very aggressive trade promotion program in our state, especially considering the size of Mississippi in comparison to other Southern ...

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Mississippi regulators approve site for 13th casino

The Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved the site for another casino along the Gulf Coast. News outlets reported regulators voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a location in Long Beach for its first casino. The regulators met in Long Beach in November and delayed action to give them more time to study the plan. Developer James Parrish and his investors must ...

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