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Despite obstacles, craft beer industry growing

Can you name a new manufacturing sector in Mississippi that had an economic impact of more than $9 million last year and is expected to increase 139 percent in the next five years? The answer is the fledgling craft beer industry, which is growing in spite of a late start and legal hurdles that some think are holding brewers back. ...

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Change on Tap? Beer legislation supporters are being cautiously optimistic

Lawmakers and grassroots organizers who have unsuccessfully pushed for legislation to modernize Mississippi’s beer and brewing laws are optimistic their efforts stand a better chance of paying off this session. As he has the past few sessions, Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, has filed bills that would increase the state’s alcohol-by-weight limit in beer, and potentially pave the way ...

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Anheuser-Busch: No stance on beer legislation

The two bills that would raise Mississippi’s cap on alcohol content in beer have received a glowing endorsement from one of the state’s Miller-Coors distributors, and a shrug of indifference from Anheuser-Busch. Frank Drennan, president of Jackson-based Miller-Coors distributor Capital City Beverages, said his company strongly supports the legislation that would raise the cap on alcohol percentage in beer made ...

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Mississippi School for Math and Science

On the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus quietly sits a brick building displaying the name Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. It’s not your typical public high school. MSMS only admits juniors and seniors who have passed a rigorous application and interview process. The average ACT score is 28. Students live on campus, participate in mandatory janitorial chores ...

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Bizz killer

Dean Kirby’s fear of voters leaves millions of tax dollars on table Since 2003, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Kiln has operated as Mississippi’s only brewer, churning out locally flavored beer and becoming a small business success story. But it isn’t what it could be financially because of Mississippi’s laws that restrict the alcohol content in beers to 5 percent ...

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