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Fondren Boutique Hotel, Educare Senior Day Center, Millsaps Beer Garden and JSU Downtown

Plans call for a 100-room, four-story urban boutique-style Hampton Inn with an underground parking garage to be built at the corner of Duling Avenue and Old Canton Road, which is ...

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Plans for Fondren 'Boutique' Hotel Unveiled

Construction on a hotel in Fondren needs approval from state officials, but could commence before the end of the year, according to the developer.

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Democrats Blast Child Support Privatization

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is rolling out a pilot program in 17 southwest Mississippi counties to privatize its child-support enforcement program.

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Antar Lumumba: Costco Detractors 'Holding the City Hostage'

Former Mayor Chokwe Lumumba quietly worked with Costco to agree on its proposed location on Lakeland Drive.

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Crudup Ousted as JRA Chairman; Jones Walker Out as Board Attorney

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority this morning elected Jennifer Johnson as board president, replacing Bishop Ronnie Crudup. Commissioners selected Mat Thomas, an insurance-sales business owner, as JRA vice chairman even though ...

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Updated: Yarber Responds to Failed Costco Rezoning Vote

The Jackson City Planning Board voted against the city’s comprehensive zoning proposal for 50 acres of land surrounding Lakeland Dr. at the I-55 intersection on August 27. The proposal would ...

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Costco Moving Ahead, Despite Pushback

Despite some community concern, Mayor Tony Yarber is moving forward in pursuit of a Costco on Lakeland Drive where Smith-Wills Stadium and the Michael D. Johnson Memorial Ballpark currently sit.

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Saltine, SweetWater Brewing Open; New Stage Season Announced

Following a $19 million expansion, Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing Company, which the Brewer's Association ranks as one of the nation's top 20 craft breweries, is bringing its craft-beer lineup to Mississippi ...

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KiOR Misses Contract Payment with Adams County

Struggling biofuel firm KiOR has missed a key payment to Adams County this week that would have allowed the company to continue holding onto its undeveloped proposed industrial site in ...

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Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Offer

Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree.

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Justice Dept. Announces $17B Settlement With BofA

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice ...

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NUTS Seeks Help, Lou's Comes to Belhaven and Kemper Begins Operations

NUTS (Neat Used Things for Sale), a fundraising store for the Good Samaritan Center located at 114 Millsaps Ave., sustained massive flood damage when more than a foot and a ...

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Dollar General Enters Bidding for Family Dollar

Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts ...

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New Salvation Army Store, The Bleau Print Project

Marissa Simms, Mississippi's SBA Entrepreneur of the Year and the owner of Royal Bleau Boutique (1100 JR Lynch St., Suite 8), founded the Bleau Print Project to help cultivate entrepreneurship.

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Record of a Nightmare: A Review of ‘Yume Nikki’

About 10 years ago, a little game called "Yume Nikki" showed up on Japan's largest message board, 2channel.

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