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Medicaid fraud indictments name JRA member Andria Jones and business partner

Jackson Redevelopment Authority Commissioner Andria Jones and business partner Jennifer Green were jailed Tuesday after a Hinds County grand jury indicted the pair on charges of Medicaid fraud and conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Jim Hood said Green, 36, of Pearl, and Andria Jones, 38, of Jackson, are charged with  three counts of Medicaid fraud and one count ...

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JRA’s $9 million Westin hotel bond gets no takers

By TED CARTER A failure to find a buyer for $9 million in bonds for construction of a downtown Westin Hotel is expected to force the Jackson Redevelopment Authority to ask the City Council to make the bonds more attractive to investors. The $9 million loan to the Westin developer is the JRA’s contribution to a financing package that also includes ...

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Turning City Centre into convention center hotel is option, new owner says

By TED CARTER The new owner of downtown Jackson’s City Centre will consider converting the two-tower office complex on South Lamar Street into a convention center hotel should it lose a main tenant whose lease is up at the end of 2016. Hertz Investment Group, the Central Business District’s dominant landlord, emphasized it bought the 266,700 square feet of buildings and ...

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BREAKING: Chancery order voids Watkins’ $4.7 million Farish lien

Remember Jackson’s Farish Street? It’s back in the news with a Chancery Court summary judgment issued Thursday invalidating a $4.7 million lien developer David Watkins put on the buildings along the first block of Farish Street after the Jackson Redevelopment Authority booted him from a stalled effort to remake the block into an entertainment and dining district. The JRA gave ...

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Jackson issues RFP in 3rd try for convention center hotel developer

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority is taking a third swing at getting a convention center hotel built. With the backing of Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber, the JRA late last month issued a Request for Proposals for a hotel of at least 300 rooms on Pascagoula Street across from the Jackson Convention Complex, an approximately 300,000 square-foot conventions and meetings center which opened ...

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Jackson issues RFP in 3rd try for convention center hotel developer

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority is taking a third swing at getting a convention center hotel built. With the backing of Jackson’s elected officials, the JRA late last month issued a Request for Proposals for a hotel of at least 300 rooms on Pascagoula Street across from the Jackson Convention Complex, an approximately 300,000 square-foot conventions and meetings center which opened slightly ...

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