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ONE MORE YEAR: Leaders want year more of study on comprehensive road, bridge upkeep

The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee is hugely disappointed that Mississippi business leaders want to put off addressing a growing backlog of road and bridge upkeep until the 2016 session. Knowing that Republican legislative leaders likely will willingly go along with an extra year of delay, committee Chairman Willie Simmons, a Cleveland Democrat, will ask for bond money to ...

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OUR VIEW: JRA evolving toward transparency? Maybe, maybe not

Some Jackson Redevelopment Authority board members may have had to fight back a groan Wednesday at the idea of spending money for an image makeover. One member even compared the idea to putting perfume on a pig. Maybe for him it is. He’s looking at things from the inside, after all. Here on the outside, we see any new willingness ...

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MISSISSIPPI 100 — Private business list is one-of-a-kind

It was 1989  when the Mississippi Business Journal first decided to compile a list of the top state’s top privately held business. It was published as the “Mississippi 100,” and it would become an annual event. The list ranks companies by sales revenue and has become a who’s who tip sheet on the Magnolia State economy. Early members of the ...

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MISSISSIPPI 100 — Staplcotn gives farmers advantage

Grain farmers in Arkansas and Mississippi have faced a staggering blow this year due to the default of Turner Grain Merchandising and 10 related broker companies that have failed to pay farmers for their grains. Ag officials have said the total losses could range from between $20 to $50 million. Cotton growers in the region who are members of Staplcotn ...

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MISSISSIPPI 100 — SMEPA knows power is crucial

South Mississippi Electric Power Association, headquartered in Hattiesburg, is Mississippi’s only not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative. It generates and transmits electricity for 11 member systems, providing electrical service to more than 415,000 homes and businesses in 55 counties from the Delta to the Coast. The member systems tap into SMEPA’s generation sources with 1,740 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and ...

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Autograph seekers have easy access at Sanderson Farms Championship

By RUSTY HAMPTON  An area near the practice putting green at the Country Club of Jackson will be roped off as the autograph area during the Sanderson Farms Championship. Players are free to sign autographs at any point during Tuesday’s practice rounds and Wednesday’s Pro-Am, but under PGA Tour rules they can only sign autographs after they have finished playing ...

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A plan for parking was a priority for the Sanderson Farms Championship

By RUSTY HAMPTON  When it was announced in April that the Sanderson Farms Championship PGA Tour event would be played at the Country Club of Jackson this fall, one of the first issues golf fans questioned was parking. Unlike Annandale Golf Club in Madison, where the tournament was played from 1994-2013, CCJ does not have an abundance of land adjacent ...

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Get your gear for the Sanderson Farms Championship

By Rusty Hampton In 2013, Jason Prendergast’s pro shop at the Country Club of Jackson was voted the best in Mississippi and Louisiana by his fellow club pros in the Gulf States Section of the PGA of America. That was one reason Steve Jent had no qualms about partnering with Prendergast to run the merchandise tent at this year’s Sanderson ...

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