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Fed’s Atlanta district reports employers switching to hiring mode

Demand for workers has increased throughout the Atlanta Federal Reserve District in recent weeks, the Federal Reserve reported in the Jan. 14 Beige Book. Published several times a year, the Beige Book provides assessments of economic conditions in the nation’s 12 Fed districts. Beige Book information is gathered from a network of business sources in each district. The Atlanta District, ...

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Mississippi State Fair gets new executive director

Veteran venue manager Rick Reno has been named to replace Billy Orr as executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission.   Reno is currently executive director of VenuWorks in Dodge City, Kan. The Louisiana native has more than 40 years in facilities management and is a certified facilities executive recognized by the International Association of Venue Managers. Reno has also ...

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Big win for Miss. tourism with hosting ‘SEC Championship of Barrel Races’

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — The eyes of the barrel-racing nation will turn to the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville on Oct. 17.   A barrel racing qualifying event for The American, a major national rodeo, comes to Starkville Oct. 17. The Mississippi State University facility will host a qualifying event for The American, a major national rodeo. Parts of the qualifier ...

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Statewide seafood cooking contest slated for Slavonian Lodge

Are you wondering which Mississippi chef is the best at concocting delicious seafood dishes? Well, an answer is coming soon. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ Seafood Marketing Program will hold the Fifth-Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off on May 30. The statewide cooking competition will run from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Slavonian Lodge in Biloxi. The cooking competition, emceed ...

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LAS VEGASWEEKLY: MGM, Caesars must send message to 'hatemongers' in Mississippi Capitol

Las Vegas Weekly says it’s time for MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, owners of six casinos in Mississippi, to leave the shawdows and speak out against Mississippi’s so-called Religious Restoration Act and its potential for widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. Mississippi is not Arizona. There are precious few massive national companies with significant presences there. Lawmakers in Jackson don’t live in ...

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Still looking good at 60 — Restaurant group provides training, legislative support for businesses in Mississippi

There aren’t many people around who remember the early days of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA), which is celebrating turning 60 years old this year with a big event, the Restaurant University & The Summer of Seafood Extravaganza/Anniversary Bash Drawdown June 23 at the Old Capital Inn. MHRA began primarily as an informal networking organization. Today, it is ...

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Coast city launches 'Pelican Pound' promotional campaign

A Mississippi Gulf Coast community has unveiled a new effort to keep consumer spending within its city limits. The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau has launched new items to promote the “totally locally” Pelican Pound campaign to help encourage residents and visitors to buy local. The new campaign features pelican artwork by artist Elizabeth Huffmaster. The pelican pound, ...

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Sal & Mookie's signs licensing agreement for Biloxi eatery

The restaurant Sal & Mookie’s has played a large role in the renaissance of the Fondren area of Jackson. Now, a group of restaurateurs on the Coast are looking to do the same for an area of Biloxi. Jackson-based restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, owners of Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, have entered into ...

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It’s official: Five Guys to open in Tupelo

By Dennis Seid / Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s the news many of you have been waiting for: The Daily Journal has gotten confirmation that the lease is signed, and Five Guys Burgers & Fries is opening a location in Tupelo. As the Journal first reported last year, the restaurant will open in the King’s Crossing retail center, which is home ...

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