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Death on the half-shell: Flood could kill 90 percent of state's oysters

Another major disaster is facing Mississippi, and this one could totally wipe out Mississippi’s oysters. If that happens it could be months — perhaps years — before another oyster is harvested in Mississippi waters. The historic Mississippi River flood has dumped so much freshwater into the Mississippi Sound that scientists are concerned that there will be no harvest season this year. ...

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Ordinance would set stage for truck-side cuisine in Jackson

City Councilman Quentin Whitwell has cooked up an idea he thinks will add to Jackson’s “coolness” quotient and give an economic boost to boot. Whitwell, the Ward 1 rep who took office after a special election earlier this year, wants to see food trucks flood the city to offer passersby cooked-on-the-spot cuisine. The food trucks affectionately known for decades as ...

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Fondness for creative, diverse foods fuels mobile vendor craze

California gave us McDonald’s more than five decades ago. Now that our tastes have matured way past quick-serve burgers on a sesame seed bun, the Golden State is exposing us to cuisines of all cultures – from a roadside truck. The food truck trend started in Los Angeles and has spread to the East Coast and points in between since ...

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Hotel execs mixed on seeing success for convention hotel

Now city must decide whether a hotel represents a significant financial exposure or a significant opportunity Jackson’s convention hotel conundrum started the day crews went to work readying property on the south side of Pascagoula Street for construction of the Convention Center Complex. Once that work started in earnest, Jackson’s elected officials committed themselves to someday having to make a difficult decision: ...

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Alternative fuels put to use in Mississippi

Rising gas prices along with pressures to “go green” have Mississippi municipalities and companies talking about using alternative fuels, such as propane and natural gas, to power their vehicles. A few municipalities – the City of Starkville, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office and the City of West Point – received Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) grants to convert vehicles to hybrids ...

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Small Business Spotlight: Vince’s Restaurant

A 24-hour café called Vince’s that served Leland’s railroad travelers in the 1920s inspired the creation of a restaurant in the same location with the same name — minus the all-night hours. “I’m just glad we’re not open 24 hours,” said co-owner and chef Will Gault. Gault, Cheri Clark and property owner Joe Robert Campbell own the restaurant that draws ...

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Q&A: Nuno Goncalvez and Erin Hayne, Owners of NunoErin, an art and furniture design company

Wow stuff in Jackson Jackson native and her husband bring unique brand to Mississippi After finishing her master’s of fine arts degree in textiles at Savannah College of Art and Design, Jackson native Erin Hayne traveled to Portugal where she met Nuno Goncalvez Ferreira at a sculpture workshop at his studio. Nuno and Erin moved to Mississippi, got married and ...

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