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State markets feeling effects of NW strike

The Northwest Airlines strike has transformed the normally bustling airports in Greenville and Hattiesburg/Laurel into little more than ghost towns, and is costing the Gulfport/Biloxi Regional Airport an estimated $30,000 per month in lost revenue. A pilots` strike at Northwest Airlines caused the cancellation of all flights starting Sept. 7. During the strike about 60 other airlines have agreed to ...

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Jordan building on success

Jackson-area real estate heavyweight Mark Jordan is banking on another home run with his latest venture – as managing partner of Lake Caroline, one of the leading residential communities in the state. About one-third of Lake Caroline`s 3,000 acres have been developed since its inception 10 years ago. The tree-shaded community hosts an 835-acre lake, a links-style championship golf course, ...

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Political staffers explore options as campaigns warm up

What do political staffers do when they near the end of the term of the elected official for whom they work? “Some staffers already have plans to return to the private sector and some look for other careers in state government,” said John Arledge, who worked for Gov. Kirk Fordice from December 1991 to December 1995. “Governor Fordice always encouraged ...

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Ridgway, Lane synergize properties but don`t call it a merger

The union of real estate veteran Richard Ridgway and property manager David Lane, Sr. has produced Ridgway Lane & Associates, LLC. But don`t call it a merger. Ridgway Realty has been divested, and The Lane Company is idle, Lane said. “We thought it would be good for both of us,” said Lane. “Richard`s extremely strong in real estate brokerage, sales ...

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