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Reed’s store in Columbus closing next year

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal  COLUMBUS – After working with the Reed family for nearly five decades, Lex Jackson is retiring next year. And with his retirement will be the closing of Reed’s department store in the city. “Family businesses go through rhythms, and this is one of those,” said Jack Reed Jr., the president of the iconic department ...

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Networking leads to Walmart deal for Oxford businesswoman

By LISA MONTI Oxford businesswoman Karen Kurr took her Southern-style frozen casseroles up to Bentonville, Ark., and landed a deal in her first meeting with Walmart. Starting in the fall of 2018, Kurr’s No Time 2 Cook family-size meals will be introduced in the frozen food aisles of 250 Walmarts throughout the Deep South. Kurr’s winning combination of fresh ingredients ...

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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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