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Coast city joins Mississippi Main Street Association

PASS CHRISTIAN — Tomorrow, the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will designate the City of Pass Christian as an official Main Street Community. The designation is made possible through a partnership between MMSA and BP America. The designation ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the City Court Building at 105 Hiern Avenue. Pass Christian will become the 51st ...

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Read the October 17th issue of the MBJ online

EAT HEALTHY MISSISSIPPI … In this week’s MBJ, Amy McCullough takes a look at the new Eat Healthy Mississippi initiative, which will connect local growers to restaurants and promote healthy eating, is underway. The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA) recently learned it had received a grant of more than $83,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With the help ...

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Main Street getting funding from new BP partnership

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) has formed a new partnership with BP America across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With funding from BP, MMSA will work in the existing Main Street communities on the Coast and also bring in two new communities to the Main Street program. The seven existing Gulf Coast Main Street programs include ...

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Brangenberg service honored

Debbie Brangenberg was recently honored at the 2011 National Main Street Conference for her long-term career in Main Street. Brangenberg has 22 years of service as a Main Street professional in Mississippi and has served as the executive director of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association since 1991. Brangenberg has also been recognized for her service by the Mississippi Main ...

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Starkville isn’t the same old sleepy Starkville that most Mississippians knew 20 years ago

This is not your daddy’s sleepy, little college town. For the past two decades, merchants in downtown Starkville have quietly transformed a city that was considered to be a poor third behind other Mississippi college towns such as Oxford and Hattiesburg. No more. Award-winning restaurants, boutique retail and other specialty shops and attractions are the rule rather than the exception ...

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Starkville becomes 50th Main Street community

STARKVILLE — On Sept. 9, the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will officially designate the City of Starkville as a Main Street Community. The designation ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) office in downtown Starkville. Starkville will become the 50th Main Street Community in Mississippi and the only community designated for 2010. ...

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Fresh food

Mississippi’s farmers markets play role in community development   In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dita McCarthy, a veteran vegetable-grower, was urged by friends to carry her produce to a farmers market on the Coast. She was hoping to just make a little extra money. Instead, it turned into a career-changer. “I was overwhelmed by the response,” McCarthy said. The ...

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Program pushes downtown walking

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — From the hills of Northeast Mississippi to the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast, residents from across the state are invited to bring their most comfortable shoes and go walking. Sponsored by the Main Street Mississippi Association (MSMA), the second annual "Let’s Go Walkin’ Down Main Street Mississippi" will be celebrated in 27 Magnolia State communities Oct. ...

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