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An exception to the rule

Restaurant group’s sales are up in Hattiesburg By Amy McCullough See “Why Businesses Are Not Expanding,” July 11, 2011. Many restaurants took a hard hit during the Great Recession as patrons chose to eat out less or choose less expensive venues. New South Restaurant Group in Hattiesburg, however, barely suffered. Owner and executive chef Robert St. John, who opened the ...

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An exception to the rule

Many restaurants took a hard hit during the Great Recession as patrons chose to eat out less or choose less expensive venues. New South Restaurant Group in Hattiesburg, however, barely suffered. Owner and executive chef Robert St. John, who opened the new “scratch” Italian restaurant Tabella in March, said sales are up substantially. >>> SEE COMPLETE STORY <<<

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BancorpSouth, FHLB Dallas offering grants

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank recently joined with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) to provide a $175,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to the Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) in Tupelo to provide low-income, first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing costs assistance. NDC has offered financial and educational support for low-income, first-time homebuyers since 2007. This AHP ...

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Another Coast county extends burn ban

JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County has extended a burn ban until July 18. The Board of Supervisors approved the extension yesterday. The Mississippi Press reports the countywide burn bans include all cities and unincorporated county areas. During a ban, all outdoor burning — including barrel burning and campfires — is prohibited, and violations carry a minimum $500 fine. Firefighters have ...

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Hospital wins verdict in discrimination case

GREENWOOD — A federal appeals court has upheld the verdict in a discrimination lawsuit won by Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Former hospital board attorney George Dulin sued the hospital after he alleged he was fired in 2006 by the majority-black hospital board because he is white. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last year. Dulin’s attorney contended that the jury should ...

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Court upholds investor's bank fraud conviction

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has upheld the bank fraud conviction of former Madison County real estate investor Earline Y. Rawls. Rawls was convicted last year in federal court in Jackson of three counts of bank fraud and one count of conspiracy. She was sentenced to 35 months in federal prison, five years on supervised release and ordered pay ...

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