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‘Moveable feast’: food hall debut attracts throngs

By JACK WEATHERLY “It was the hardest soft opening ever. It was crazy,” said April Baucum, a mixologist at the Gold Coast Bar. She was not alone in that sentiment. She was helping to hold down one of the nine vendorships in the new Cultivation Food Hall. Friday and Saturday were supposed to be the “soft days,” leading up to ...

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Sanderson Championship scores a winner with a new date

By JACK WEATHERLY The Sanderson Farms Championship is on a roll. The championship played at the Country Club of Jackson will have a new date this year, Sept. 19-22, thus avoiding conflict with the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions held in China. That means the Sanderson tourney will be able to recruit top players who otherwise could be committed to the ...

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Cultivation Food Hall offers variety of cuisines

By JACK WEATHERLY Cultivation Food Hall will open this weekend in The District at Eastover and feature nine artisanal vendors. It has been developed in consultation with St. Roch Market in New Orleans, one of the pioneers in the food hall movement. Cultivation Food Hall is on the ground floor of the BankPlus Building and encompasses 8,260 square feet, not ...

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Ritchey breaking ground on dealerships

By JACK WEATHERLY Ritchey Automotive scheduled a ground-breaking for Thursday at 11 a.m. for a $15 million facility that will be home for two dealerships – Audi Jackson and Jaguar/Land Rover Jackson – on Interstate 55 in Ridgeland. The group announced early last year that it was relocating the franchises from 5320 I-55 in Jackson. Joe Usry, Ritchey general manager, ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Let the sun shine in

I caught a patch of sun in a corner of our courtyard at home last weekend. The sun was low but healing. I was the last in our family to catch whatever it was, flu or old-fashioned cold and fever. What had made it worse was the interminable rain. Day after day with no letup. Sun we take for granted, and ...

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Cal-Maine misses sales target; shares take a hit

By Jack Weatherly Cal-Maine Foods Inc. reported a net income of $21.8 million, or 45 cents per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, compared with a loss of $26.1 million, or 54 cents per share a year earlier. Net sales for the quarter that ended Dec.1 were $356 million, a 1.4 percent decrease from $361.2 million for the ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — A mighty fortress holds forth with annual show

[droand pcap]It is the best foot forward for the biggest Baptist church in a Baptist-dominated state. “Carols by Candlelight” is First Baptist of Jackson’s extravagant yet humble yule show that just marked its 49th year. It is unquestionably the biggest event of the season in the Jackson area. It is comparable to the Mormons’ annual extravaganza in Salt Lake City. ...

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Police, fire wear maker moving from Oxford to Batesville, adding 150 jobs

By JACK WEATHERLY Blauer Manufacturing, which makes uniforms and protective wear for police officers and firefighters, will expand its operations in north Mississippi in a $2.4 million corporate investment and creation of 150 jobs over three years.  Located in Lafayette County, Blauer is moving to the former Batesville Casket Company plant in Batesville. The company, which employs about 150 workers ...

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Ridgeland defends Costco gas station site approval

By JACK WEATHERLY The city of Ridgeland has denied major points in a court filing against its June 19 approval of a site for a gas station across Highland Colony Parkway from a 45-acre site that would include a proposed Costco Wholesale store. The case in Madison County Circuit Court comes after opponents of the so-called third phase of the ...

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‘Grinch effect’ casts pall over shopping season

By JACK WEATHERLY Two credit-card reports cast a pall over the nation during the height of the Christmas-shopping season. The timing of the analyses might be called the Grinch effect. Mississippi has the sixth-highest credit-card debt burden in the nation, according to CreditCards.com. Another personal-finance website, WalletHub, took a look at credit-card debt in more than 2,500 cities for the ...

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