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Troubled interstate project remains on schedule

MADISON COUNTY — A multimillion-dollar project to widen lanes between two Madison County interchanges on I-55 is on schedule despite having to hire a new contractor. The Clarion-Ledger reports W.G. Yates and Son Construction Co. is working about 12 hours a day, seven days a week to reach the target completion date of November 2014. Mississippi Department of Transportation spokesman ...

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Sluggo Davis elected President of the Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association; board named

TUPELO – During its 90th Annual Convention held in Tupelo last month, W. E. “Sluggo” Davis of DeSoto County was elected President of the Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association. Doug Touchstone of Pike County was elected Vice President, and Arthur Johnston of Madison County was elected Secretary Treasurer. “This is a big honor for me and for DeSoto County,” said Davis ...

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Good Jobs First calls Pickering's statement on Nissan subsidies 'false and misleading'

A Response to Stacey Pickering We were surprised to read Stacey Pickering’s attack on our report about the $1.3 billion in subsidies made available to Nissan in connection with its assembly operations in Mississippi. The surprise was both at who wrote the article and what it said. Why is the Mississippi State Auditor responding to a report that criticized a ...

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Education at top of Madison Co. economic growth strategy

The City of Madison’s objections to Jackson State University’s plan to open a satellite campus in the city comes just as Madison County has wrapped up work on a strategic plan that puts cultivating an educated workforce atop the county’s priorities. In a counter to Madison’s position, the county’s Board of Supervisors last Monday night unanimously passed a resolution supporting ...

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Classes are forming for entrepreneurial training in Madison County

Madison County Economic Development Authority is partnering with Holmes Community College in Ridgeland to offer an entrepreneurial training program called Operation JumpStart. Operation JumpStart is a hands-on, 36 hour training program designed to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs determine the feasibility of their business ideas while building essential business planning and preparation skills.  Skills learned include business concept development; market ...

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WILLOUGHBY: Jan Collins making a difference

Some leaders have the infectious quality that gets you “fired up” just being around them. These type leaders are often described as having “charisma.” They inspire and motivate those around them with their compelling personality. While not everyone has a gregarious or extroverted personality, we all have the ability to find our areas of passion and excel. Jan Collins, executive ...

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Leadership class unveiled

The Leadership Madison County board of trustees and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 22nd class of Leadership Madison County (LMC). Members of the 2011 – 2012 LMC class are: Barbara Bluntson, City of Jackson; Barry Prather, Community Bank; Bradley Kelly, Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush; Brandon Wilkins, Brown Bottling Group; Brant Ryan, Adams & ...

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State Auditor Releases Report on Madison County Contracts

Source: The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has released the Performance Review of Madison County Contracts with Rudy Warnock. Based on the limited review done by the State Auditor’s Performance Audit Division, it is OSA’s recommendation to Madison County to improve its oversight and management controls. “This report includes a review that can ...

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Madison Co. lobbyist paid $75K annually to lobby Washington

CANTON — Madison County has expanded the duties of its lobbyist to include presenting local issues to the Mississippi Legislature. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the board of supervisors voted 4-1 Monday for a six-month contract for Jackson lawyer Steve Seale to push for local issues before state officials. He has been paid $75,000 annually to lobby in Washington, D.C. Seale, ...

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