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Flora Butcher names director of charcuterie, meat fabrication

David Raines, chef, owner and operator of The Flora Butcher in Flora, has promoted Matthew Groll to director of charcuterie and meat fabrication. Groll joined The Flora Butcher in 2016 after a tenure as meat cutter with Whole Foods in New Orleans and Fresh Market in Ridgeland. The Flora Butcher opened in 2016, offering above-prime wet-aged and dry-aged Japanese Wagyu ...

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Iconic Aberdeen businessman passes away

By RAY VAN DUSEN / Monroe Journal For the majority of Aberdeen’s history, Lann Hardware has been a downtown institution. On June 23, a longstanding rock in the business’ namesake, Walter Lann Jr., died. “He was the foundation of Main Street. I went to him for advice and vision. He had such a heart for it,” said Aberdeen Main Street ...

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Highland Village: the more it changes, the more it’s the same

By JACK WEATHERLY Masa Liles, general manager of Highland Village, thinks of herself as a curator. Selecting new pieces and keeping certain “old” pieces has been the signature approach since the shopping center was opened in 1972. In an era when naysayers are predicting the demise of shopping aggregations, especially enclosed malls, Highland Village closes in on 50 years in ...

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George Bell Rug Cleaning and Restoration has new owner

Greg C. Smith is the new owner of George Bell Rug Cleaning and Restoration, a 70-year-old Jackson-based specialty cleaning business. A native of Jackson, Smith graduated from Mississippi State University in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration. After a 22-year career in medical sales, Smith retired in 2016 to acquire the company. The George Bell Company employs skilled artisans ...

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The Sunray Companies named Massage Envy franchisee of the year

The Sunray Companies, LLC of Madison was recently named Massage Envy Franchisee of the Year for 2016. The award was presented for exemplary performance and excellence in operations in the Massage Envy franchise system. This is the second Franchisee of the Year award presented to the company by Massage Envy since 2014. Massage Envy has over 1,150 franchised locations. The ...

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J. Britt Lighting is honored for excellence by Home Accents Today magazine

Residential and commercial lighting source J. Britt Lighting in Tupelo has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2017 by editors of the trade magazine for the home accents industry. The list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including lighting retailers and interior design boutiques – that are creative in their merchandising, have a ...

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SBA honors North Mississippians as Small Business Person of the Year and for Lifetime Achievement

The U.S. Small Business Administration Mississippi District Office has named Mary Jennifer Russell, president and founder of Sugaree’s Bakery of New Albany, the 2017 SBA Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year and honored Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III with a lifetime achievement award. Sugaree’s Bakery is a small batch bakery that ...

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