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Mississippi Speaker Touts Rural Broadband Law, But Questions Remain

When Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn began looking at ways to solve the lack of high-speed broadband access that plagues much of rural Mississippi last summer, he turned to utility ...

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Early Easter Events, and Van's CCG and Names & Faces Lounge Opening

Repeat Street and Dogwood Festival are both celebrating Easter early on Saturday, April 13, with an outdoor Easter market and Easter Bunny Festival.

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Living in Virtual Reality with Lobaki

Vince Jordan and his son, Josiah, began experimenting with developer kits for software to use in virtual reality in 2014. In 2016, the two decided to form Lobaki while engaged ...

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Fifty-Four Hours to Startup Launch

While some people got off work and headed into a typical Friday night on March 1, about 45 people gathered at Coalesce for an event that would give them an ...

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Mississippi Alleges Fraud by Entergy, Utility Says No Proof

Mississippi's attorney general alleges the state's largest private utility defrauded customers by not buying cheaper power from outside companies.

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Food Truck Festival, Miss Jackson Hospitality Pageant and Regions Financial Debates

The Mississippi Museum of Art recently announced that it will expand the hours for its sixth-annual Food Truck Festival on May 16 to include lunch service. Local food trucks will ...

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Jackson Black Pages Plans Expo for Mississippi's Black-Owned Businesses

Chuck Patterson founded the Jackson Black Pages, which connects Jacksonians with black-owned local businesses through its website so they can put money back into their local communities.

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Evolutions Beauty Bar, JXN Gumbo at Mantle and 52nd Annual Beth Israel Bazaar

Latarsha Ellis, a lifelong Jackson native who has worked as a cosmetologist and hair stylist for more than 20 years, will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for her ...

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OPINION: Lessons to Learn From Nissan

Unless workers unionize, companies operate as dictatorships, where the businesses will sacrifice workers' livelihoods, pantries, mortgages, car payments, medical bills and other needs for the bottom line.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Women, Don’t Apologize

As women, we need less criticism and more support. We need people who will step up and remind us of all that we've accomplished.

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Changes Coming to Seafood R'evolution

The restaurant group of Derek and Jennifer Emerson will take ownership of Seafood R'evolution on March 31 and reopen the restaurant as CAET.

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UMMC/FirstNet Partnership, Gulf Seafood Outlet and Vitality Bowls

Greg Adams, a former conductor for the Canadian National Railroad who retired in 2016, opened his own seafood market, Gulf Seafood Outlet, in Jackson in September 2018.

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Nissan Lays Off 381, Down from 700 Originally Projected

Nissan Motor Co. says fewer contract workers than previously announced were laid off from its Mississippi plant.

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Duvalier Malone Named Top Entrepreneur and Mississippi Museum of Art Events

The Mississippi Business Journal will name community activist, author and motivational speaker Duvalier Malone as its top entrepreneur for 2019 in a ceremony at the Old Capitol Inn on Thursday, ...

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New Food Truck and Restaurant Coming to Jackson and Bilal's EasyKale Grand Opening

Lataurius Rodgers, owner of Diamond Nail Studio in Jackson, will soon bring a new food truck to the city together with Lamarcus Robinson, a friend who also lives in Jackson.