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JACK WEATHERLY: Healing on the coast — A sunny mortality

BAY ST. LOUIS – We sit on the porch of our rental cottage two blocks from the Gulf. Palmettos embrace the screened enclosure with their large fronds resembling the human hand. Hence their name. It’s hard not to think we’re in paradise. Or should I say paradise regained? The lane is always quiet, but more so in the morning, disturbed only ...

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Neilson’s ready to kick off next era as it marks 175 years

By JACK WEATHERLY  Neilson’s Department Store in Oxford was founded nine years before Ole Miss and 30 years before collegiate football – and, the retailer claims, before any other department store in the South. It has been in operation since 1839, save for a few years during the Civil War after U.S. Grant burned it and the rest of the ...

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Department of Revenue drops hammer on Bay St. Louis small businesses

» Wine serving law breakers hear from the State of Mississippi BAY ST. LOUIS — Businesses in Old Town Bay St. Louis have been told they can no longer serve alcohol during the town’s Second Saturday events without permits. The Sun Herald reports the ruling breaks a 20-year tradition, and has many merchants and visitors confused and frustrated. Now, some ...

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SUMESH ARORA — Adopting innovations is a piece of cookie!

Ok, I know the age old saying is “a piece of cake,” but I contend that my way of stating the complexity of a task completed will revolutionize the world of food-based analogies and gives us a much more intuitive way of expressing it. The new methodology actually has a scale of how hard or easy the task is: soft, ...

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SBA event offers business owners, entrepreneurs sit down time with lenders

By TED CARTER Small-business owners and prospective entrepreneurs can meet face to face with more than two dozen lenders, including Mississippi’s major banks, on Aug. 11. The Small Business Administration Mississippi District Office and FDIC are co-sponsoring the Meet the Lenders: “A Small Business Borrower/Lender Match-Making Event” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hinds Community College’s Clyde Muse Center in ...

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When are ingredients right to expand your small business.

  By LISA MONTI When Karen Kurr started selling her homemade casseroles at nearby farmers markets a decade ago, she couldn’t have imagined what she was in for. “It’s been a whirlwind,” she said. Her Oxford-based company, No Time 2 Cook, marked its tenth anniversary in March but Kurr has been too busy to celebrate, mainly filling orders for such ...

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Biloxi Beachfront restaurants standing all in a row

By LYNN LOFTON  In recent years, a group of restaurants has been built close together along a section of beachfront property in East Biloxi. The restaurants, built in the beach shack style made popular in Florida, stand in a row at water’s edge, leading some observers to refer to them as Restaurant Row. The moniker is not official; nor was ...

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Mississippi US SBA district office kicked off its 2015 Emerging Leaders

In April, the Mississippi U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office kicked off its Emerging Leaders training at the JSU e-Center in Jackson. In the class are Bill Griffiths, President of RBG Contractors Inc.; Calvin Ousby, Sr., President/CEO of C&B Enterprise, Inc.; Carolyn Cockrell, President/CEO of Premiere Shredding Inc.; Earl Washington, President/CEO of U.S. Coating Specialties & Supplies; James ...

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Movie theater returns to Pearl River County after renovation

PICAYUNE — The only movie theater in Pearl River County has reopened after getting new owners and an extensive renovation job. WLOX-TV reports the former River Ridge Cinema 4 in North Picayune is back with a new name, facility and staff. Now called the Mississippi Acadiana Cinemas, the theater was renovated over five months. The new theater has four auditoriums, ...

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Rod L. Hill is SBA’s Graduate of the Year

Rod L. Hill, P.E., co-founder of Integrated Management Services, has been named the 8(a) Graduate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He has received this distinction for both the state of Mississippi and the SBA Southeastern Region, which is composed of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The 8(a) Graduate of the ...

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