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Nightclub owners voice concerns over proposed security ordinance

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg nightclub and bar owners say many smaller nightspots would be put out of business by a proposal to require on-site parking lots and at least three guards at every bar. The Hattiesburg American reports the City Council has scheduled a public meeting March 5 to hear public concerns. Ben Shemper, owner of Benny’s Boom Boom Room in ...

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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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Owners of Hub City nightclub file Chapter 11

HATTIESBURG — The owners of a Hattiesburg nightclub where three University of Southern Mississippi football players were shot and wounded in November have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. William D. Norris, along with several limited liability corporations he controls, filed petitions March 15 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Mississippi, The Hattiesburg American reported. After four ...

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