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Local Main Street programs earn national accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Main Street Association cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, ...

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Local trucker joins class-action lawsuit against Pilot Flying J

HOLMES COUNTY — Another truck driver is suing Pilot Flying J over allegations that the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer bilked customers out of rebates. Mike Campbell of Holmes County filed the class-action lawsuit last week in federal court in Jackson. The lawsuit, which is at least the eighth filed against the company, refers to an FBI affidavit. The FBI ...

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Hancock sees greatly improved numbers, but still posts losses

BALDWYN — Hancock Fabrics Inc. is reporting improved financial results for its fourth quarter ended Jan. 26 and full fifty-two weeks of fiscal 2012. For the quarter, net sales increased to $81.7 million, compared to $81.4 million for the fourth quarter of last year. Comparable store sales for the quarter increased 1.4 percent on top of a 4.5 percent increase ...

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Demolition to begin at sites for retail center, casino

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville is clearing the way for another major retail center along Interstate 10 and a casino on Back Bay. A developer has acquired nearly 80 acres at the I-10 junction with Interstate 110. The homes and businesses there will come down by the end of the year and Mayor Rusty Quave tells The Sun Herald ...

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After 30 years, children's clothing business relocating to Texas

NATCHEZ — Kelly’s Kids, which has operated its children’s clothing operation in Mississippi and Louisiana for 30 years, will move to Texas in 2014. Kelly’s Kids products are sold by representatives who host in-home parties and through the Internet and catalog. Its sole retail store is an outlet in Natchez where the company now is headquartered. Company CEO Ashton James ...

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Old bowling alley getting new life as retail center

VICKSBURG — Crews are clearing away the old Red Carpet Lanes bowling alley to make way for a retailing center on Clay Street. The Vicksburg Post reports the sale of the property closed last week. The new owners are Baton Rouge, La.-based developers Michael and Mitch Kimble of Kimble Development. Four buildings are in the works for the site where ...

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Retailer expanding, buying former Viking Cooking School site

RIDGELAND — Cowboy Maloney’s Appliance, Electronics and Bedding Superstores is expanding its Ridgeland location by acquiring the recently closed Viking Cooking School space. The store will be known as Cowboy’s Kitchens. The cost of the acquisition was not disclosed. Since its inception of the, the Viking Store by Cowboy Maloney’s in Ridgeland has seen an increase in sales each month, ...

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Council action clears way for major mall redevelopment

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a development and reimbursement agreement that would allow plans for the Singing River Mall to proceed. With the approval of the agreement between the city, Wal-Mart, Singing River Mall and SM Properties Gautier LLC, mall developers can now begin the design of the open-air mall. The Sun Herald reports the mall developer ...

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Mall redevelopment will mean massive demolition

GAUTIER — The redeveloped Singing River Mall will be an open-air shopping center that requires demolition of about 250,000 square feet of existing space. That’s according to an agreement on the city council’s agenda last week. The Mississippi Press reports the proposed agreement points to a 350,000-square-foot high-quality mixed-use development with anchor, junior anchor and smaller commercial businesses, office buildings, ...

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Old depot to begin new life as shopping destination this week

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport is trying to turn what was once a busy train depot into a shopping destination. The historic old train depot in downtown Gulfport stopped operating in the early 1950s. Since then, it has served as a temporary site for a restaurant and a museum. The city spent about half a million dollars bringing the ...

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