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DUDE, don't do it! Too much vacation fun in a marijuana-friendly state could be costly when you return to work

Yes, Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and other states now permit medical marijuana. But if you’re tempted to partake of some pot on a vacation out West, just remember, if you test positive in your workplace back in Mississippi, you’ll likely lose your job. Susan Fahey Desmond, a shareholder in the Jackson Lewis law firm ...

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DANCEL makes the case for lawyers in court

Danny and Celeste O’Keefe started DANCEL INC., an advertising and production company, in 1984 on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Since then it has evolved into a multimedia agency that has found its niche in litigation support, working for both plaintiff and defense firms on cases ranging from corporate patent infringement to medical malpractice. “We were ahead of our ...

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Company aims for ‘net zero’ energy costs

The owners of M2C Energy Solutions, a full-service energy saving products company, is getting ready for its national rollout at the end of the month. Based in Gulfport, the company researches, educates and recommends products, systems and services for residential and commercial customers who want to save money on energy. Terry Mobbs, who created the company and is its director ...

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Good Karma comes to Pass Christian

When Maharani Berg opened her third Good Karma vegetarian restaurant in the DeLisle community near Pass Christian recently, she thought only a few people would show up for the soft opening. The response caught her by surprise. “One hundred people came in that night,” she said. “It was the first time I ran out of food for an opening. I ...

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Ship Island Excursions: A captain’s job is constant

It rained part of opening weekend for Ship Island Excursions spring season, briefly interrupting ferry trips between Gulfport and the popular barrier island. Weather — anything from high wind to a hurricane — can disrupt the Skrmetta family business that dates back to 1926. “We’re constantly watching the weather,” said Capt. Louis Skrmetta. “We don’t want to take people out ...

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The Shed partners with leading beef producer

The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint’s Sauce company, The Saucery, has joined forces with Meyer Natural Angus Beef to develop a line of all natural food products to sell in retail grocery stores around the nation and potentially worldwide. The partnership, only a few weeks old, brings together The Shed’s “junk” free barbeque sauces and marinades and Meyer’s “humanely raised ...

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Tishomingo Park a corner of Mississippi like no other

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition)   Tishomingo State Park is packed with scenery, history and amenities located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Mississippi’s uppermost corner. It’s known for its natural beauty and features such as large rock formations that are unique in Mississippi. Where else can you ...

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Five more Mississippi state parks for fun and scenery

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Clark Creek Nature Area Waterfalls aren’t something you associate with Mississippi outdoors but Clark Creek has them. The 700-acre nature area is located in Woodville in southwestern Mississippi and has some 50 waterfalls in different sizes, from 10 feet high to more than 30 feet. ...

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5 must-see places to visit in Natchez

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Historic Homes Natchez is all about history and its preservation. There are more than 1,000 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a dozen or so designated as National Historic Landmarks. The gorgeous antebellum homes are remarkably preserved in spite of their ...

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