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Dirk Vanderleest ready to deplane after quarter century at the control

Dirk Vanderleest and Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport have shared nearly half their lifetimes together. The airport situated in Rankin County had just turned 25 when Vanderleest arrived from Huntsville, Ala., where he managed that city’s airport under an executive director. Vanderleest’s arrival in Jackson at 29 gave him the distinction of being one of the youngest directors of ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Back to school — Jason Walton leading Jackson Prep

Whether in art, sports, academics, or business, we are inspired by excellence. We celebrate those who have the commitment to achieving the highest levels of success in their respective fields.  Aristotle once said, “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – ...

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GI Associates set to become major piece in Flowood's emerging medical corridor

Thirty-three year-old GI Associates and Endoscopy Center is consolidating its Jackson and Flowood offices into a 75,000 square-foot building in Flowood’s Lakeland Marketplace North. GI Associates has bought a standing 50,000 square-foot building that opened in 1972 as a Mississippi Fine Furniture Wholesale store and remained a home for various furniture retailers through 2009. The new owners will redo the ...

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Outback to open restaurant in Flowood next summer

FLOWOOD, Mississippi — Outback Steakhouse plans to open a second Jackson-area eatery next summer in Flowood, Steve Grantham, president of J&R Restaurant Group confirmed Tuesday. “It will be across from Dogwood Festival, on the southeast corner of Market Street,” said Grantham. “If all goes according to plan, we’ll break ground in mid-January.” He hopes to be open by June 1. ...

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Flowood Belk getting $9 million facelift

A major expansion and remodeling is underway at Belk’s flagship store at Dogwood Festival Marketplace in Flowood, representing a $9-million investment by the company. The project will increase the store’s size by 40,000 square feet – 20,000 square feet on each level — allowing it to expand fashion brands and merchandise assortments throughout the store. The expanded and renovated store, ...

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Woman’s Hospital of Flowood completes major renovation project

FLOWOOD — Woman’s Hospital has recently undergone a significant facelift that has changed the exterior of the familiar building on North Flowood and transformed patient and visitor areas into contemporary spaces. The renovations, which began in mid-2012 and were completed earlier this month, are part of an ongoing effort to provide a feeling of exclusivity to the hospital’s public and ...

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Rustic Papazu Salon dazzles customers with creative, fun atmosphere

The Papazu Salon, located at 612 Liberty Road next to a horse pasture just a short distance from Lakeland Drive, has a charming, laid-back atmosphere that has won the beauty salon a loyal following. Papazu Salon makes hair care fun, said customer Carol McDill. “The motif of the salon is pleasantly unique,” McDill said. “I would describe the decor as ...

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Puckett Machinery leaving Jackson for Flowood

JACKSON — Puckett Machinery, a heavy equipment dealer that has been located in south Jackson since 1941, is relocating its headquarters and 200 employees to Flowood, a suburb east of the city. Richard Puckett, Puckett Machinery’s chairman/CEO says that Flowood’s low crime rate and “business-friendly” environment prompted the decision. The Caterpillar heavy equipment/rental services/engine dealer will build a $20 million ...

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Skylar Laine returns home after 'American Idol' run

JACKSON — “American Idol” contestant Skylar Laine is back home in Brandon, for a few days. A crowd of family, friends and hometown fans greeted her Wednesday at the Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson. Laine made it to the show’s Top 5 before being voted out last week. She says it’s great to be home, and she’s looking ...

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Smith managing Regions branch

Regions Bank is pleased to announce that Lee Smith has been named manager of the bank’s Dogwood Festival branch in Flowood, A native of Natchez, Smith has more than eight years of investment and finance experience.     He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and M.B.A. from the University of Mississippi. He currently resides in Jackson with his ...

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