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Locker doors opening for Clinton inventor after ‘Shark Tank’

Clinton’s Greg Cronin did what any good dad would do. He used his ingenuity to help solve a problem for his daughter, Ashley. Then he did what any smart dad would do — he took his new invention national. After last week’s appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” many doors have opened for Cronin and his partner Dr. Stephen Coachys — ...

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Southern Living Magazine has Jackson, Hattiesburg spots among "Best Bars in the South"

Southern Living Magazine has named its “100 Best Bars in the South” and two Mississippi spots have made the cut. Southern Living writer Stephanie Grenada chose the speakeasy-themed Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs in Jackson as well as Branch in Hattiesburg. At The Apothecary in Jackson, Grenada recommends A Doc Noble cocktail, named after a 1960s Brent’s pharmacist, and at Branch in Hattiesburg Grenada encourages ...

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Suzanne Trawick, Jacob Davis hired at Think Anew

Think Anew has named Suzanne Trawick vice president of Carrier and interconnect solutions. Trawick has more than 20 years of data and telecommunications experience beginning with her service in the United States Navy, where she graduated top of her class. She began her civilian career as a sales professional for telephone systems, including NEC and Mitel, and gained her Cisco ...

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New owners renovating Waveland cinema

John Watzke remembers standing in a long line back in the late 1970s to see the action comedy film Smokey and The Bandit at the movie theater in Waveland. He’s hoping the public response is as enthusiastic when he and his brother Charles reopen the cinema they bought last year and are working to restore from post-Katrina neglect and vandalism. ...

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A LEASE TO HAVE FUN — Ardenland gets Duling Hall control through lease

Longtime Jackson concert promoter Arden Barnett has signed a three-year lease with renewal options on the performing arts venue Duling Hall, the auditorium of the former Fondren school that has become an entertainment destination since its opening with the rest of the renovated building in 2009. Barnett, principal of entertainment booking firm ardenland, said he plans to invest from $50,000 ...

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Fair officials mulling a second event to be held in Memphis

SOUTHAVEN — The Mid-South Fair has no plans to move from the Landers Center in Southaven, but officials are exploring the possibility of adding a second fair in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal reports Michael Doyle, president of the Mid-South Fair board of directors, told the Memphis City Council earlier this week that organizers want the fair back in the city ...

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Strike two for Farish Street development — Two developers at odds on what unfolded but agree success can be achieved

Both John Elkington and David Watkins took stabs at transforming a downtown portion of Jackson’s historic Farish Street into an entertainment district. Each of the developers hit dead ends, Elkington in 2008 and Watkins earlier this fall. Neither has lost faith that the street can become the entertainment and cultural draw they set out to make it. Any success that ...

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Casino developers given more time to sign lease, make payment

D’IBERVILLE — The developers of the proposed Oyster Bay Casino have gotten a reprieve from the D’Iberville City Council. WLOX-TV reports that council members voted unanimously yesterday to give the Pivotal Group five days to sign a new lease agreement with the city. The group must also make a $25,000 payment. Officials with the development company say they will sign ...

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Council rejects rezoning plan for future casino site

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has tabled rezoning a possible casino site — for now. During a public hearing yesterday, land owners who want to see a $200 million casino built on their property west of Interstate 110 envisioned the site as the gateway to the city with a beautiful new casino a bookend to the IP casino resort, ...

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Casino revenue up, but gaming along river remains depressed

It has been an easy year so far for the state’s casinos, but there is finally some good news, at least for venues on the Coast. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show casinos took in about $179.1 million in August, compared to about $178.4 million a year ago, according to The Associated Press. The 12 casinos in coastal counties won ...

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