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Greenville could join list of cities allowing alcohol to go

A city in the Mississippi Delta could join the list of places where people can walk out of bars and restaurants with alcoholic drinks in to-go cups. The leader of the Greater Greenville Development Foundation, Daniel Boggs, has given city leaders a proposal to consider. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the Greenville “leisure and recreation district” would be downtown, away from homes and ...

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Fate of Po’ Monkey’s hinges on settlement of estate

By JACK WEATHERLY There are two questions about a historic Delta juke house: 1.) Can Po’ Monkey’s work without Po’ Monkey? 2.) Can the house be moved from the cotton field where it sprang up in the rich soil and culture of the Delta? Willie Seaberry, aka Po’ Monkey, died July 14, 2016. He had a life estate at the ...

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Ramey named Reunion’s Food & Beverage Director

Robert Ramey was recently appointed Food and Beverage Director at Reunion Golf and Country Club. Ramey has developed 5-Star properties in his more than 35 years of managing golf clubs, resorts, hotels and real estate properties. Ramey will be on the management committee searching for an Executive Chef to lead the culinary team in Reunion’s clubhouse scheduled to open in ...

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Mississippi team claims 2nd Place Grand Champion in New Orleans’ Hogs for the Cause

The Mississippi Bacon Association took 2nd place overall out of 85 teams in the New Orleans-based Hogs for the Cause, a fundraiser and barbecue competition, and raised over $15,000 for families battling pediatric brain cancer. The event featured a two-day, 85-team barbecue competition, with teams raising $1.45 million that will go to support families battling pediatric brain cancer. With Andy ...

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AAA announces Mississippi’s elite hotels and restaurants

AAA has announced the seven hotels and five restaurants in Mississippi that earned its Four Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA Four Diamond Rating is attained by just 3.9 percent of the more than 58,000 hotels and restaurants inspected by AAA. Mississippi hotels receiving the AAA Four Diamond Award are: BILOXI: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Hard ...

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Benjamin Malone joins Flora Butcher ss sous chef

Chef David Raines has appointed Jackson native, Benjamin Malone, Sous Chef at Flora Butcher. Malone will be involved in the preparation of the shop’s daily lunch menu and expanding catering business. He joins The Flora Butcher after a tenure at Clinton’s N’awlins Grill. Malone is also a co-owner Jackson’s Cascade On Tap Coffee Company, which he founded with his brothers ...

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Shapley’s lawsuits vie for use of steakhouse name

By JACK WEATHERLY Scott Koestler contends that the name of the Ridgeland steak and seafood restaurant he has operated for 20 years, Shapley’s, belongs to him. Koestler said in a response filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for Southern Mississippi in answer to a suit filed March 7 by Mark and Mary Shapley that in 1998 he bought the ...

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Creating a big event: Evans’ Karovan provides the atmosphere

By JULIA MILLER When Karey Evans found out her third son was getting married two years ago, she knew she wanted to do something fun for the rehearsal dinner. So, Evans did what any modern woman would do. She took to the Internet to look for inspiration. “I really wanted to do something different,” she said. “I found these mobile ...

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Dave’s Triple B brings ‘comfort food’ in a big way

By JACK WEATHERLY The restaurant has had a soft opening since March 21. A week later, a sign still isn’t up. Some passersby might think it’s the return of Chimneyville Smokehouse, which occupied the train terminal-style building at 970 High St. from 1989 till last November. But the inviting front-end deck and the refurbished, brightened and refurnished interior tell you ...

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