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UMMC in talks to make Jackson’s Landmark home for 300 workers

Downtown’s long vacant Landmark Center is the preferred choice of the University of Mississippi’s Medical Center for a new workplace for around 300 information technology workers and other support staff. The governing board of the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning would have to approve UMMC’s purchase of the 340,000 square-foot building, which is on the market at a discounted price ...

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Texas developer touts Jackson convention center hotel plan

Texas hotel developer Journeyman Austin has submitted what it says is a confidential unsolicited proposal to build a 304-key, eight-floor convention center hotel on Pascagoula Street across from the Jackson Convention Complex, complete with a multi-floor-above-and-below ground parking structure. » SEE UPDATE TO THIS STORY …  JRA agrees to let Journeyman Austin vie for convention hotel deal … Journeyman Austin ...

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Schools settle lawsuit with city over tax collections

JACKSON — Jackson Public Schools and the city of Jackson have settled a lawsuit over the school system’s tax collections The Clarion-Ledger reports an agreement was finalized last week that will max out the district’s operational millage while protecting taxpayers from future hikes. The deal brings to an end a budgeting squabble between the two sides that dates back as ...

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Parkway move second blow to downtown Jackson this year

Parkway Properties will close its Jackson office by the end of this year. Parkway notified the office’s approximately 40 employees last week, a company spokesperson said. The real estate investment trust has its Mississippi offices in downtown Jackson’s One Jackson Place. It sold most of its Mississippi portfolio within the past couple years. The only property it still owns in ...

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OUR VIEW: Jackson is running blind into a convention

Robinson Callen Development’s proposal for a long-awaited convention hotel in Jackson just may be the “dream come true” that many local officials say it is. But like most dreams, this one is unfolding in a chaotic fashion and offering up more than a few unanswered questions. First, why is the $60 million deal moving at the speed of light with ...

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MMI takes over operation of downtown hotel; LEAD still owners

JACKSON — MMI Hotel Group has assumed management of the 67-room Sleep Inn and Suites Downtown-Convention Center located across the street from the to-be-opened Iron Horse Grill. The LEAD Group, LLC continues to own the property serving the downtown Jackson market. “This is our first management agreement with The LEAD Group,” said Scott Sledge, vice president of operations for MMI ...

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Senators push Brown's nomination for federal judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is recommending Debra Brown of Jackson, who has been nominated to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Cochran made his recommendation while introducing Brown at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Debra Brown is very well qualified by ability, education and experience to serve ...

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CEO Silverman moves from Madison to Brandon

Crossgates River Oaks Hospital has a new — but familiar — chief executive officer. Glen Silverman has accepted the role of CEO of the hospital in Brandon after having served in the same capacity at Madison River Oaks Medical Center in Madison, a position he had held since 2010. Silverman has been with Health Management Associates since 1998, serving at ...

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Convention centers across state throw open doors

The economy is shaky and casino business – a major player in tourism – is down. So, how are meetings and conventions – another important part of tourism – faring? Three of Mississippi’s most popular places for meetings and conventions – the Gulf Coast, Jackson and Natchez – say business is good. “Our convention and meeting business in Natchez has ...

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