High Heeled Hippie gets back to the roots of organic, eco-friendly farming

Peyton Collins was horrified when a little girl told her she thought spaghetti grew on trees. The Clinton wife, mother and compulsive gardener says its a sad irony that despite Mississippi’s agrarian roots, it is losing its grip on good food and farming at the consumer level. “I think its just stunning that we have […]

Small Business Spotlight: Dirty Hippie Soaps

by Published: December 12,2010

Tags: Amanda Quarles, Dirty Hippie Soaps, Gwen Long, Jessica Long

‘Disgusting’ project now thriving venture: Mississippi family cleans up in soap biz A plan to create homemade soap for Christmas gifts went awry for two sisters and their mother, but the adventure later led to a successful family business. “My mom and sister were in Michaels or another craft store, and my mom saw a book […]

Lost Pizza discovered — Restaurateurs begin franchising

by Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, Delta, Mississippi, pizza

In 2007, longtime friends Brooks Roberts and Preston Lott opened a unique, small restaurant in the Delta city of Indianola with no plans past that one eatery. But Lost Pizza Co.’s menu and campy atmosphere has quickly won patrons, and today the partners are casting their eyes on ever-expanding horizons. “We never intended to open […]

BOOK BIZ: Enjoy English wit and adventure with Aunt Augusta

by Published: April 26,2013

Tags: Graham Green, Lynn Lofton, Travels with My Aunt

The late English writer Graham Greene was a true wordsmith who could turn a simple phrase into a magical sentence. In Travels with My Aunt he is in good form and at his most entertaining. It’s humorous in the dry-English-wit style. I’m a fan of Greene’s writing but had missed this book until recently. The […]

Eaten your plants today?

by Published: April 5,2013

Tags: health & wellness, Melinda Duffie, radishes, vegetables

Over recent years information has been forthcoming about plant-based proteins. Maybe you have heard the term but have no idea what that means or the affects. Perhaps you know about them and have tried these types of foods. In either case let’s explore what they are and how important they can be. First of all, […]

Read March 22 issue of MBJ

PERFECT PLANTING High Heeled Hippie gets back to the roots of eco-friendly farming by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper GRAMMYS Work begins on pioneering museum in Cleveland by Wally Northway ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Alabama court ruling could boost Mississippi’s business recruitment by Clay Chandler AGRIBUSINESS Years-long efforts brings import duties on Vietnamese catfish by […]

Q&A: Tony Jeff, president and CEO of Mississippi Technology Alliance

by Published: August 28,2011

Tags: Mississippi Technology Alliance, Q&A, Tony Jeff

Ball State report highlights need for more venture capital Tony Jeff is the president and CEO of the Mississippi Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization striving to drive innovation and technology-based businesses in Mississippi. Jeff is a Clinton native who studied industrial engineering at Mississippi State University and earned an MBA as well as a master’s […]

Magnolia roots run deep for Cobb

by Published: October 13,2008

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How did a farm boy from Kewanee, Mississippi, a Lauderdale County town near the Alabama border with a population of approximately 12 to 15, grow up to be president of the largest, most prestigious organization in the world for petroleum engineers? William “Bill” M. Cobb, who received his B.S. and M.S. in petroleum engineering from […]

Monmouth Plantation: making every visitor feel special

by Published: March 20,2006

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California couple who bought home nearly 30 years ago restored it in memory of Quitmans

One Writer’s Perspective

by Published: May 27,2002

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Is Gamwyn Park really the

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