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Lazy Magnolia recycles grains back to the farm

What do you do with tons of used grain every week? Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. owners Leslie and Mark Henderson decided to give theirs to area livestock farmers for feed rather than have it go to a landfill. The brewery uses about 100,000 pounds of grains a month in its beer making. It’s a natural “green” progression, said spokesman Tobie ...

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State’s first brewery since Prohibition will expand warehouses, drive growth

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co., the state’s pioneering brewery, will concentrate on its eight-state market in 2013 after a growth spurt into three Southeastern states this year. The brewery, the first in the state since Prohibition, also will expand its warehouse footprint from 10,000 square feet to nearly 30,000 square feet as it gears up to produce more barrels of beer ...

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Ship Island still popular, vulnerable

Ship Island has long been a popular attraction for visitors who come from as far away as Europe and Canada to enjoy the sun, surf, marine life and wildlife 11 miles off the Mississippi Coast. The island, one of five barrier islands in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is known for its natural beauty – but it has been battered ...

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Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake

Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake On Aug. 28, almost seven years to the day Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hurricane Isaac blasted the same area. Though only a Category 2 storm, Isaac’s arrival at high tide, its direction and slow movement caused widespread damage and destruction across South and Central Mississippi from storm ...

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Defining the gift of leadership

William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were two of Great Britain’s most influential statesman of the 19th century. While both achieved great things, their approach to dealing with people was very different. This is illustrated by a story that has been told of a young woman who dined with these famous men on consecutive nights. When she was asked about her ...

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Malcolm White will be keeping the trail warm

Malcolm White will soon leave his post as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission to become the director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s tourism division. White will start at the MDA in January. White, who owns of Hal and Mal’s, one of Jackson’s most popular eateries and bars, is a member of “The Culture Club,” a collection of state ...

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Mother Cluckers serving comfort food in Pass Christian

When two well-known white-coat chefs told friends they were thinking about opening a fried chicken restaurant, the response generally was something like, “You (expletives) are crazy.” Said co-owner Victor Pickich, “We heard it so much, we started playing around with the name.” With some help from a web designer, that is how the Mother Cluckers restaurant got its name. How ...

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Costs at coal plant won’t rise, union says

If Mississippi Power Co. successfully defends its Kemper County coal plant from litigation that seeks to invalidate it and the facility eventually opens, workers from two labor unions will have played a big role in getting it operational. General laborers and craftsmen are among the membership from the Central Mississippi Building and Construction Trade Council and the Mississippi chapter of ...

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