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Brent’s Drug Store preserves the feel of a bygone era

The building housing one of the South’s oldest soda fountain drug stores was in danger of becoming vacant when the pharmacist owner sold Brent’s Drug Store to a chain in 2009, and the pharmacy part of the business was relocated. A local attorney and Fondren resident, Brad Reeves, who as a kid was taken by his parents to the soda ...

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Brew Ha Ha

Raise Your Pints, a grassroots craft beer organization, has got the volunteers, the energy, and yes even a lobbyist- all the makings of an up-and-coming statewide organization that has one message. Beer making and tasting is more than just a hobby, its a serious business that can bring revenue into Mississippi.

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Hollywood Gets Help From Jackson

Brent’s Drugs, a Fondren diner that started out as a pharmacy and soda fountain in 1946, is causing quite the local buzz with its several appearances in the box office hit movie “The Help” from Dreamsworks Entertainment. The movie, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett, tells the story of hate and forgiveness from ...

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"The Help" Leads Box Office

Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo: “On the bright side, The Help climbed to the top spot… while Rise of the Planet of the Apes took second. The Help eased 21 percent to an estimated $20.5 million, lifting its total to $71.8 million in 12 days. It marked the first time since early January that a movie has risen to ...

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