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Hancock Fabrics' sales up, but still records net loss

BALDWYN — Hancock Fabrics Inc., for its first quarter ended April 28, reports an operating loss of $1.2 million, compared to a $1.0 million loss in the first quarter of last year. The net loss was $2.4 million, or $0.12 per basic share, compared to a net loss of $2.2 million, or $0.11 per basic share, in the first quarter ...

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Main Street to designate Como Downtown Network Member

COMO — On June 11, the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) will designate the City of Como as a Downtown Network Member of the association. The designation will be held at 4:30 p.m. at 215 Main Street in downtown Como. Como joins Long Beach, Winona, Belzoni, Eupora, Forest and the University of Mississippi Medical Center as Main Street Network Communities ...

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CBL gives details on Turtle Creek's multi-million-dollar renovation

HATTIESBURG — CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has unveiled details of a multi-million dollar renovation to Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Mall. The Hattiesburg American reports the upgrades include new soft seating areas, updated interior landscaping and energy-efficient lighting, fresh paint, remodel of mall floors and a new food court layout. Jason Perry, project manager, said the raised seating area in the ...

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Stores petition MDOT to delay downtown road project

SUMMIT — Merchants in Summit are protesting a plan to shut down a main downtown thoroughfare and disrupt Easter and Mother’s Day sales. The Enterprise-Journal reports the merchants have asked the Mississippi Department of Transportation to delay the partial shutdown of Robb Street. MDOT construction engineer Ken Morris says a contract has been signed and the start date is March ...

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Significant impact expected from 44-mile Tanglefoot Trail

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — New Albany businessman Travis Wiseman says he’s ready to see rails converted to trails. Wiseman’s Union Appliance and Furniture in downtown New Albany sits next to what will be the start of the Rails to Trails project. Wiseman expects a boost in traffic and business from the trail, which is expected to attract hundreds of local and ...

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Barq's launching new look to pay homage to Coast history

BILOXI — In its first redesign in more than 20 years, Barq’s root beer is unveiling a completely new look to pay homage to the brand’s Gulf Coast heritage. The new design will be featured on all of Barq’s packaging and is currently rolling-out nationwide. While the cans will maintain their silver color, the new look features a diamond pattern ...

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Councilmen repeal convenience store security ordinance

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has reversed course on a law that a majority now agrees is too burdensome on the 24-hour convenience stores it sought to protect. By a 4-0 vote, council members voted yesterday to repeal the law, which required the stores to have a security guard on duty from midnight to 5 a.m. Another provision required ...

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Capital City sees tax collections rise during fourth quarter

JACKSON — An encouraging sign for the city of Jackson’s economy is the $256,000 rise in sales taxes in the last quarter over the same period in 2010. The numbers primarily reflect a strong holiday season for retailers, but business leaders said they’re cautiously optimistic that gains could continue into this year. “Across the retail group as a whole, we ...

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CBL begins construction at The Forum at Grandview

MADISON — CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has started construction on phase II of The Forum at Grandview, a community center in Madison. The cost of the project was not disclosed. The 83,000-square-foot second phase will include anchors ULTA, Homegoods, PETCO and a national arts and crafts retailer along with 14,000 square feet of specialty stores. The opening of phase ...

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Bid in Senate to delay debit card 'swipe' fees falls short

Retailers, gas stations, restaurateurs and other businesses that regularly receive payment through customer debit cards won the day in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, with opponents of caps on debit card swipe fees falling short of votes needed to delay implementation of the caps for two years. The Senate vote lets the Federal Reserve limit to 12 cents the “interchange” fee ...

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