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Northpark Mall becomes a hall of echoes during pandemic

By JACK WEATHERLY You could play Frisbee golf in the biggest mall in Mississippi. There was virtually no business going on Saturday afternoon in the 958,000-square-foot mall on the Ridgeland side of County Line Road. Many of the mall’s 92 tenants were closed due to the corona virus pandemic. Others were open but had few customers. Dillard’s was open but ...

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Shops, restaurants at Renaissance try new ways to survive

By JACK WEATHERLY “Our usual advertising theme is ‘your dining and shopping destination.’” “Now we say: ‘We’re your curbside dining and shopping destination,’” Jan Mattiace jokingly said in an interview on Wednesday. But the corona virus epidemic’s disruption of commerce and just about everything else in the country and world, is no joke, Mattiace said. Many retailers across the nation ...

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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi coronavirus total hits 34

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 34 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 13 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning, including one in DeSoto County. The newly reported cases are in the following counties: Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Hancock, Harrison, Madison, Pearl River, Perry. DeSoto County was the only northern Mississippi county among the new cases reported ...

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At long last, Costco opens in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY The fear for some had been that the traffic would be a nightmare, but the only jam at the Costco Wholesale Store on opening day Thursday was for those who had not joined. That meant an hour’s application and approval of membership, whose basic fee is $60 a year, before they could enter the giant store on ...

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Storms with strong winds sweep through central Mississippi

Storms with strong winds barreled through central Mississippi early Wednesday, toppling trees and ripping roofs off some homes and businesses. Much of the damage was north of Jackson in Madison County, where a steeple was torn off a church in the small town of Flora, hail fell near a Nissan manufacturing plant, the front of a building was ripped off ...

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Hederman Brothers Printing acquires Service Printers

Hederman Brothers becomes largest privately owned printing, direct mail, and large format signage company in Mississippi   Doug Hederman, president and CEO of Hederman Brothers Printing, LLC announced the acquisition of Service Printers, Inc.  The companies have been transitioning over the last couple of months to form one company, Hederman Brothers Printing located in Madison County. Hederman said, “We’ve seen ...

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Construction deadlines tied to financial help in Madison project

» Project could begin by the end of 2020, but ‘substantial’ work must begin by end of 2021 By JACK WEATHERLY In asking the city of Madison for financial help in building the ballyhooed Madison on Main project, the developer, Greenstone Ventures Inc. of Atlanta, will have to meet certain deadlines. That’s according to the general agreement between the city, ...

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Mississippi board denies controversial landfill permit

Mississippi’s Department of Environmental Quality has denied a permit request that would have placed a third landfill inside a county where the project faces opposition. The permit board voted 5-2 on Tuesday against NCL Waste’s request to establish a new trash dumping site in Madison County. If this latest landfill had been approved, Madison County would have had the most ...

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New Tenax Aerospace president impressed with Mississippi

By SUSAN MARQUEZ In the heart of Madison, there is a company that takes great pride in designing and executing cost-effective, customize special mission aviation programs that are unmatched in their quality, performance and scale. Tenax Aerospace works with government agencies and the private sector to procure, modify, maintain and manage aircraft. “We don’t fly people,” says Jason Dean, Tenax ...

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Mississippi officials set to rule on controversial landfill

Mississippi’s Department of Environmental Quality is set to decide on whether a controversial new landfill will be allowed in a county that already has two other trash dumping sites. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday morning, one hour ahead of incoming Gov. Tate Reeves’ inauguration ceremony, The Clarion-Ledger reported. If approved, the site would be located in Ridgeland, adding a third ...

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