Founder of one of Mississippi’s top private companies dies

April 19, 2018 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The founder of one of Mississippi’s largest privately-held companies has died. Flowood-based Ergon says Leslie B. Lampton died Tuesday of natural causes at his Jackson home. […]

Mississippi Supreme Court rejects zoning for Costco store

April 19, 2018 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court says a suburb acted improperly in rezoning property for what would be Mississippi’s first Costco store. The court on Thursday reversed […]

Actions taken this week by the Jackson City Council

April 19, 2018 in Business, News

By Othor Cain Editor In an ongoing battle since 2012, the city reached a settlement with the company Retro Metro, headed by businessmen Socrates Garrett, Howard Catchings and Leroy Walker. […]

Starbucks to close more than 8,000 stores for racial-bias training

April 19, 2018 in Business, News

By Frederick H. Lowe Starbucks will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores affecting 175,000 employees in the United States May 29 to address implicit racial bias, following arrests of […]

US publishers worry about pricier newsprint with new tariffs

April 12, 2018 in Business

By IVAN MORENO Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) – Recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint are causing anxiety among U.S. publishers who say they’ll be forced to shut down or make […]

Mississippi shipyard rebuilds area hit by Hurricane Katrina

April 12, 2018 in Business

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – A military shipyard that is one of Mississippi’s largest employers says it will rebuild part of its operation that was destroyed by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Virginia-based […]

Hinds CC, partners celebrate Metrocenter Mall project

April 5, 2018 in Business, Education, News

By Danny Barrett, Jr. Hinds Community College Donning hardhats and wielding sledgehammers, partners in a venture to create a “Comprehensive One-Stop Center” for workforce training and support services celebrated the […]

Metal building company plans northeast Mississippi factory

April 5, 2018 in Business

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) – A Georgia company that makes steel building components says it wants to open a 150-job factory in northeast Mississippi. Local media report that Aberdeen aldermen Tuesday […]