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Lazy Magnolia to host ribbon cutting for expansion

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Kiln will celebrate the completion of its brewery expansion with a ribbon cutting March 7. The ceremony will also the brewery’s advancement from micro brewery to regional status. The dedication ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. followed by Lazy Magnolia’s signature First Friday event. General admission is $15. Beer stations will be set up for ...

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Newest Fla, restaurant trend: Forcing customers to cover Obamacare costs

LAKELAND, Florida — Some Tampa Bay area diners are finding a new charge on their restaurant bills. It’s an extra fee or surcharge for Obamacare, and the restaurant group that started it is based here in Florida, Tampa Bay’s Fox Channel 13 reports. “We wanted to be transparent about it. We didn’t want to hide it,” explained Gators Dockside general ...

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Human Rights Campaign joins in call to reject Miss. bill it calls ‘anti-gay’

WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, is calling on Mississippi lawmakers to reject anti-gay legislation that would allow businesses to deny services to LGBT people. SB 2681, which passed the Mississippi Senate in January, would allow businesses to deny services to anyone if they felt doing so ...

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Stennis project to produce "roadmap" for STEM jobs

With high-tech science and technology jobs expected to grow at a faster pace nationwide than other occupations, South Mississippi is embarking on a key project that should help ensure it can satisfy the growing need. In it’s 20th year of operation, the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) is conducting a unique project that will result in a “roadmap” of STEM ...

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Memphis airport to modernize B Concourse, consolidate operations

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority today announced plans for modernizing the B Concourse and consolidating operations at the Memphis International Airport. The multi-year, multi-phased plan includes consolidating airline and food, beverage and retail concessions into the B Concourse; and improvements such as additional moving walkways, wider corridors, larger boarding areas, higher ceilings and increased natural lighting. The ...

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Grenada singing the blues, and happy to do so

The Mississippi Blues Trail is getting another marker in a part of the state not commonly thought of as a hub of the genre. Grenada County is the latest community in Mississippi to be recognized with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. The marker unveiling is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Grenada Town Square in Grenada. Dave ...

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Haggar joins lineup at Outlets of Mississippi; grand opening March 1

PEARL, Mississippi – Men’s apparel retailer Haggar will celebrate its grand opening at the Outlets of Mississippi March 1. Haggar is a leading brand offering casual, dress and tailored fashions for men of all ages and professions. Haggar joins more than 80 leading designer and name-brand stores at the Outlets of Mississippi including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, COACH FACTORY, Michael ...

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Economic Council promotes Scott Waller, Vickie Powell

The Mississippi Economic Countil has promoted Scott Waller to executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Vickie Powell to senior vice president for foundations. Waller previously was senior vice president for public affairs. He is a Shubuta native and joined the MEC in 2006, where he oversaw public affairs, policy and communications. He is a graduate of Mississippi State ...

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Old Waverly to host LPGA Legends Tour’s ISPS Handa Cup

WEST POINT, Mississippi – Old Waverly Golf Club will host the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup, a Legends Tour event that pits U.S.-born LPGA Legends against internationally born LPGA Legends in 36 holes of head-to-head stroke play competition. The ninth annual competition is scheduled for Sept. 25-28. The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA and features competition ...

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Council vote makes make pro baseball in Biloxi official

The extended process of bringing baseball to Biloxi has come to an end. Now it’s time to build, then play. The Biloxi City Council passed five measures Tuesday, opening the door to begin construction of a $36 million minor league stadium across the street from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. In votes of 5-2, the council accepted $15 million ...

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