Tag Archives: Christmas

School officials welcome insurance-less Santa

November 21, 2013

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It is not an easy job being Santa Claus. It’s full of risks, and the Jolly Old Elf is sometimes faced with having to carry insurance. But St. Nick is getting a break this year — at least when he visits schoolchildren in one North Mississippi county. For this holiday season, DeSoto County school officials […]

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Are those reindeer or Clydesdales?

November 14, 2013

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If you hear the clatter of hooves this holiday season, it might be reindeer. Then again, it might be some really big horses. The Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area in December. The eight-horse hitch, along with the famous red […]

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(VIDEO) Staying healthy during the holidays

December 26, 2012

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MBJ fitness columnist Melinda Duffie counts calories and talks about health and wellness during the holidays.

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Dust off those ice skates, Madison opens temporary holiday rink

November 19, 2012

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There may be a tree in the Grand Hotel but what about an ice skating rink in the downtown square? That’s easier sung than done in Mississippi, where the record high on December 25th is 78°. There hasn’t been a place to ice skate in the Greater Jackson area since The Park on Lakeland Drive […]

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Sheldon Laboratory knows Christmas cards

December 21, 2011

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Any businesses out there looking for a creative Christmas card idea might want to follow Sheldon Laboratory Systems’ lead. The Crystal Springs-based company sends one of the most effective yet simple cards I’ve ever seen. Every year, Sheldon employees “commission” their children to craft Christmas-related artwork. The company then uses the artwork to design its […]

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Holidays and Holy Days

December 21, 2010

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By Stephen McDill While attending a recent press conference at the Mississippi State Capitol, an MBJ reporter and accompanying photographer noticed something very subtle. Just steps away from the first floor security desk sat a small, plain Nativity. For the religiously uninitiated, the Nativity is your standard Christmas lawn decoration consisting of Mary and Joseph […]

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