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Airport offering 211 acres for development along East-West Corridor

By TED CARTER The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is offering for lease 211 development-ready acres just east of  Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The tract is east and west of the East Metro Corridor and spans the Dogwood Bridge to Old Brandon Road, the Airport Authority said in a press release announcing the leasing offer. The announcement emphasizes that the property ...

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Jones Walker adds partners

Jones Walker LLP announced today the expansion of its national construction practice with the addition of six new attorneys. Partners Joseph P. Henner, Neal J. Sweeney, and Chad V. Theriot together with Special Counsel attorneys Karen E. Bain, Jennifer S. Lowndes, and Tyler P. Scarbrough join the firm’s Atlanta office as members of the Construction Practice Team. Henner has more ...

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JRA selects EDT as top choice for convention hotel developer

By TED CARTER Washington, D.C.-based Engineering Design Technologies has been named the preferred developer for a downtown Jackson convention center hotel. The selection of EDT’s $75.5 million proposal came at Wednesday’s meeting of the Jackson Redevelopment Authority, capping a request for proposals process that began last spring. EDT and its local team, Mississippi Developers LLC, beat out Red Leaf Development of ...

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New hotel being built in Pass Christian

By LISA MONTI Construction is under way on a small hotel in Pass Christian that will cater to New Orleanians and others who lost second homes on the Coast to Hurricane Katrina. It will be the first hotel in the beachside town in decades. Hotel Whiskey is being developed by restaurateur Thomas Genin and builder Travis March. The partners have worked ...

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US home prices rise at a solid clip in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices increased at a solid clip in December, helped by a healthy job market and low mortgage rates. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.7 percent from a year earlier, same as the annual increase in November. Prices rose 11.4 percent in Portland, Oregon; 10.3 percent in San Francisco and 10.2 percent in ...

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Center for Justice suit claims Ridgeland seeks to cleanse SE Ridgeland of minorities

By TED CARTER The Mississippi Center for Justice, a public interest law organization, has added a 38-page lawsuit to a stack of suits against the City of Ridgeland over a 2014 zoning ordinance that targets multi-family rental complexes. Joined by multi-state private law firm Venable LLP, the Center filed suit Friday in federal court in Jackson alleging that Ridgeland violated the ...

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One Eastover Center gains Cosmich Simmons & Brown as tenant

Jackson civil litigation firm Cosmich Simmons & Brown has leased 12,000 square feet at One Eastover Center, a 120,000 square foot office building set to open next month in the District at Eastover mixed-use development. Cosmich Simmons & Brown will occupy the second floor of the five-story office building along Eastover Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road. “We believe the ...

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