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Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Cotton is looking good across the state as bolls open and harvest nears, but increased cotton acreage planted across the country means lower prices on this year’s crop. In its Aug. 24 report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated 17 percent of Mississippi’s cotton is in excellent condition and 54 percent in […] [...]

RAISING AWARENESS — Lori Newcomb, family join fight against ovarian cancer

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Cancer, healthcare, Mississippi, Newk's

The family of the co-founder one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurants is in a fight against a life-threatening disease, and they are courageously going public with their battle in an effort to raise awareness and save lives. Early last year, Lori Newcomb, the wife of Newk’s Eatery co-founder Chris Newcomb, began exhibiting symptoms that are […] [...]

REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: automobiles, Business, Chip Chudy, Mississippi, transportation

The husband-and-wife team of Chip and Wendy Chudy are living the American dream. They have parlayed their love for automobiles and the art of the deal into Motorcars of Jackson, offering fine, pre-owned vehicles that have found buyers all over the nation and the world. Now, the couple is looking to launch a new chapter […] [...]

QUIRKY? NO, JERKY — Whatever your craving, Beef Jerky Outlets likely has the flavor among 200+ choices

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Beef Jerky, Business, Flowood, JACKSON, Mississippi, small business

Don’t let the sign on the front of the building fool you. Certainly, the new Beef Jerky Outlet in Flowood offers beef jerky in a mind-numbing, 200-plus variety of flavors — from traditional sweet, hot and teriyaki to Moonshine, Boiled Crawfish and 3 Beer BBQ Rub. However, the Beef Jerky Outlet that opened about a […] [...]

Oxford’s FNC getting new headquarters

by Published: August 21,2014

Tags: Business, FNC, Mississippi, mortgage, Oxford

Mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. is in the middle of the design phase of its new headquarters in Oxford, a complex that will not only give the growing company needed space, but also reflect the city of Oxford’s vision for large, campus-like environments. “We have been working on our plans for about three years,” said […] [...]

TUCKED AWAY — Lakeland Music offers vintage guitars

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: Business, Fender, Hawaii, hospitality, Lakeland Music, Mississippi, music

At first glance, there seems little that sets Lakeland Music apart from other full-line music stores. Tucked away on Lakeland Drive on the fringe of the bustling Flowood retail corridor in a nondescript gray building, if not for the words “Lakeland Music” on the front of the building, it can be easily overlooked. Inside, it’s […] [...]

AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge to gauge resources in Oxford area

A new entrepreneur’s competition has launched in Oxford that offers something a little different from similar programs. Winning competitors, in addition to the usual coach/mentoring services and other perks, will vie for attractive cash prizes. However, the AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge — representing a partnership between the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation and Plano, Texas-based AdvoCare […] [...]

Olde Towne Drugs open in Brandon

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Small Business Spotlight

Dreams do come true — just not always on schedule. Ask Anna Claire Heindl, Pharm.D., owner of the new Olde Towne Drugs on West Government Street in Brandon. She is all smiles these days, and why not. Olde Towne Drugs, which is both a full-service and compounding pharmacy, provides hormone replacement consultation and offers a […] [...]

Setting up a nonprofit organization requires passion, patience

Jeffery Duplessis has a passion for nonprofits. After spending some 20 years in the media, he is now communications and training coordinator at the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits in Jackson helping others launch their charitable concerns. He said he finds his work immensely rewarding, but has seen too many individuals who have started working toward […] [...]

FEMA approves funding for tornado debris removal, utility repairs

by Published: August 6,2014

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TUPELO — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $2.43 million in Disaster Relief Fund grants to support debris removal and utility repairs in Northeast Mississippi. The grants for debris removal within the city of Tupelo and rural electrical line repairs were approved to support regional progress in recovering from the deadly […] [...]

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