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Petition drive highlights effort to save Sun-n-Sand motel

  By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Heritage Trust has asked the state Department of Archives and History (DAH) to declare the vacant Sun-n-Sand motel in downtown Jackson a historic landmark to prevent its demolition. The state Department of Finance and Administration (DF&A) bought the property for $1 million early this year and plans to raze the motel, which was shut ...

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Expedition Point receives final approval to begin development

By LYNN LOFTON A new waterfront community in the metro Jackson area, Expedition Point, will move forward now that final approval has been received from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Managing partners Frank Perkins and Mark Frascogna are working with civil engineers and other public agencies to begin work on the land. “I’m happy to say that the ...

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Plans revealed for $13 million retro-rehab in Fondren

By Jack Weatherly Mississippi restaurateur and author Robert St. John will bring his popular Hattiesburg restaurant, Ed’s Burger Joint, to the Fondren area as part of a $13 million entertainment project he is spearheading. St. John, along with his partners, will reopen the historic Capri Theatre with a state-of-the-art projection system, reclining seats, food service, and a full bar, providing ...

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Mississippi city tries to limit noise near abortion clinic

Noisy conflict is common outside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, with protesters sometimes using bullhorns to amplify their voices and the clinic itself blaring music to keep patients from hearing the protesters. Owners of nearby businesses say the commotion is a headache for their customers who want to enjoy a meal or buy some clothes. In response, the Jackson City Council ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — ‘El boom Latino’ heard at the Sanderson Farms Championship

Welcome to Mississippi, Senor Munoz. Let’s expand that welcome to the whole country, because Sebastian Munoz truly arrived in the United States in a big way on Sunday. In Jackson, he won his first PGA golf tournament, opening the door to bigger and better things. His achievement was set up when he sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th ...

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William Carey University, Millsaps College form teacher preparation partnership

In an effort to prepare future teachers, William Carey University and Millsaps College have agreed to a new partnership that will enable Millsaps students to earn teacher licensure after graduation. Participating Millsaps students will complete teacher preparation coursework and student teaching through William Carey University during their senior year and, if they meet all licensure requirements,  will be recommended by ...

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Waste Management rebuts city on recycling; firms step into breach

By JACK WEATHERLY Waste Management of Mississippi Inc. adamantly denied in a recent prepared statement that any of the recyclable materials that it had picked up for the city of Jackson had ended up in the city landfill, contrary to statements attributed to the Jackson public works director. The city broke off its contract with Waste Management effective Sept. 1. ...

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Colonial Highlands rebrands, starts with apartment complex

By JACK WEATHERLY The owner of what had been called Colonial Highlands has rebranded the mixed-use development as NorthRidge to “position the property for future growth,” and has sold a parcel of land to Birmingham-based Arlington Properties to build a luxury apartment community as a cornerstone in the 152-acre development in northeast Jackson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed ...

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Seraphim Solar target of lawsuits

By JACK WEATHERLY Seraphim Solar Manufacturing USA said in October 2018 that it was shutting down to retool and triple its production of photovoltaic panels at its Jackson plant. At that time, the manufacturer told at least three installers that the panels would be delivered and the installers prepaid for them. A company spokesman told Pv magazine in October 2018 ...

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Mississippi Councilman wants park renamed after teen victim

A Mississippi councilman says he wants to rename a park after a 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot in the head by a stray bullet. News outlets report Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes proposed the renaming of Remembrance Park after Jalesia Everett. Police Sgt. Roderick Holmes says Everett was killed in a drive-by shooting. Stokes says he wants to name ...

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