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State’s first brewery since Prohibition will expand warehouses, drive growth

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co., the state’s pioneering brewery, will concentrate on its eight-state market in 2013 after a growth spurt into three Southeastern states this year. The brewery, the first in the state since Prohibition, also will expand its warehouse footprint from 10,000 square feet to nearly 30,000 square feet as it gears up to produce more barrels of beer ...

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New book honors the life and work of enigmatic author Barry Hannah

“A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah” is a book of essays recalling the life and work of the enigmatic author. It’s a collection of 39 short essays by fellow writers, artists, acquaintances, admirers, friends and even once-enemies of Barry Hannah and covers a spectrum of viewpoints on the extraordinary writer and man he was. Unfortunately, Barry Hannah, one of Mississippi’s ...

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Strength in families

I grew up around a family business. My father was in the retail furniture business, and I always assumed that I would come back after college and work in the business. Unfortunately, we had to close our doors in the 1980s so I never got the chance, but I have kept a deep appreciation for family-owned businesses. I believe that ...

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Ship Island still popular, vulnerable

Ship Island has long been a popular attraction for visitors who come from as far away as Europe and Canada to enjoy the sun, surf, marine life and wildlife 11 miles off the Mississippi Coast. The island, one of five barrier islands in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is known for its natural beauty – but it has been battered ...

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Ballard writing again

Civil War author, professor and Mississippi State University archivist Michael B. Ballard has turned the page and begun writing another chapter in his own life-retirement. Ballard, whose most recent book “The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles” was released in 2011 by University Press of Mississippi, is an MSU doctoral graduate in history, who also earned his bachelor’s ...

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Councilwomen certified

Greenville City Councilwomen Ann Hollowell and Carolyn Weathers have completed the professional development level of the Certified Municipal Officials Program from the Mississippi Municipal League. Weathers and Hollowell join Councilwoman Betty Watkins in attaining the highest level of CMO certification through MML.  

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Remembering those we lost in 2012

Eudora Welty once wrote in The Optimist’s Daughter, “The mystery in how little we know of other people is no greater than the mystery of how much.” Here are some of the Mississippians that we lost in 2012 as reported by the Mississippi Business Journal and other media outlets. University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine dean emeritus Dr. ...

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Armer filling seat

Attorney Tristan R. Armer was recently appointed to the Jackson County Harbor Commission. Armer will be filling the unexpired seat of Tom McIllwain. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors appoints the seven-member commission. Armer is an associate with Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer & Burror, P.A. in Pascagoula where he primarily practices in the areas of workers’ compensation claims, longshore and harbor ...

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Shands retires from library

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library director Alice Shands is retiring after serving for about four years. Assistant director Erin Stringer will act as interim director during the search for Shands’ replacement. Shands, who came to the library from the Sunflower County library system, said she plans to move to Memphis, Tenn., in January.  

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Byington moves to Capitol

After 42 years with the Clinton Police Department, chief Don Byington is leaving to take another full-time law enforcement job as head of the Mississippi Capitol Police. Byington will retire from the city of Clinton Dec. 31 and the next day will become administrative director of the Capitol Police, a force that’s a little larger than the 50-employee Clinton Police ...

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