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Water park shutting down; condo project on the way

When the dog days of a Magnolia State summer arrive this year, people in the metro Jackson area are going to have to drive a few more miles if they want to enjoy a splash in a water park. After nearly a quarter of a century in business, Rapids on the Reservoir is closing. The Ridgeland-based commercial real estate firm ...

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MEDC conference goes global

Last month’s Mississippi Economic Development Council’s (MEDC’s) winter conference, “Local to Global: Linking Mississippi to the World,” had a decidedly international flavor to it. And MEDC executive director and chief operating officer Carol Hardwick said it paid off. “I’ve had several people tell me it was the best ever,” Hardwick said. “The international people were a big hit.” Highlighting the ...

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Controversy grows, final vote looms for civil rights museum

A proposed $75-million civil rights museum would have a greater economic impact if it were in downtown Jackson and not at Tougaloo College. That was the general feeling at a joint press conference held by the Jackson City Council and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors February 25. The Civil Rights Museum Commission, whose members were appointed by Gov. Haley ...

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With immigration grabbing headlines, E-Verify demands attention

Earlier this month, The Country Club of Jackson entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi stemming from violations of immigration and Social Security laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Under terms of the agreement, which offers dismissal with prejudice of the criminal complaint ...

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Spellings in state selling No Child Left Behind Act renewal

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is on a barnstorming tour of the country to drum up support for the No Child Left Behind Act. February 14 was Mississippi’s turn, where she held a roundtable discussion with education and business leaders, including Gov. Haley Barbour and state Superintendent of Education Hank Bounds. Anthony Topazi, president and CEO of Mississippi Power ...

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Snopek taking Performance Sports Academy to next level

Back in the ‘90s, Chris Snopek was playing for the Chicago White Sox and every year the calls would start at the beginning of the off-season. Parents of young baseball players would ask Snopek if he could work with their child and give them a major leaguer’s perspective on how to play to baseball. After a few years of meeting ...

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MSU professor leading national economics education group

While economic trends impact our daily lives, many students and adults fail to take a proactive interest in their financial futures. However, one Magnolia State professor on the front lines of economic literacy is hoping to see that change. Paul Grimes, head of Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) finance and economics department, was recently elected as the next leader of the ...

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Top 10 national ranking boosts confidence of Gulf Coast recovery

The Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) recent ranking in the Forbes Top 10 list of fastest-growing small metro areas in the country is one of the nicest presents a region still recovering from Hurricane Katrina could have. It also doesn’t hurt that the Mobile MSA ranked number one on the list, boding well for the economic future of the entire ...

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Credit concerns climbing

It is not the best of times to be a consumer. Woes in the housing market, which are, in turn, fueling recession concerns, have affected consumer confidence and are leading more and more people to seek professional counseling and assistance. M.L. “Matt” Ballew III, JD, LLM, chairman of Security Ballew in Jackson, says high debt loads and lack of savings ...

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