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Dream realized: Independent pharmacy opens in Jackson

  By JACK WEATHERLY Whitney Harris is living her dream. And she is fully awake to the challenges. Harris opened her pharmacy, District Drugs and Mercantile, in the District at Eastover last week. It’s an independent in the era of the chain pharmacy. After her postgraduate pharmacological education, she put in four and one-half years at an indie, Beemon Drugs ...

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Cinema Grill theater opens at Renaissance at Colony Park

The Renaissance Cinema Grill in Ridgeland opened Dec. 12. The theater is in the Renaissance at Colony Park, and  features luxury reserved recliner seating in all auditoriums, as well as Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound. It will be located at the entrance to the new synchronized water and music feature. The Malco Grill will offer gourmet quick-casual selections, with a ...

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Cookie baking that started on a whim becomes a franchise chain

By JACK WEATHERLY The story of Whimsy Cookie Co. began where you might imagine – in someone’s home kitchen. Laurie Suriff began by making cookies for her husband’s clients, then for others. Then she began selling them. That’s the way things went for several years. Then, by chance, she joined forces with Leigh Anne Tuohy, whose adoptive son, Michael Oher, ...

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Another Amazon center to be opened in north Mississippi

Amazon is locating its second Mississippi fulfillment center in north Mississippi. It will create 500 new full-time jobs at the facility in Olive Branch. In December 2018, Amazon announced it was locating a fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs over three years. “Amazon’s decision to locate a second consumer goods fulfillment center in north Mississippi is a tremendous ...

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1 new case of West Nile virus confirmed in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Health says one more person is confirmed to have West Nile virus, bringing the state’s total this year to seven cases. The department said Monday the new case of the mosquito-borne illness is in Forrest County. Copiah, Hinds, Lamar, Leake and Smith counties each has a single case. Forrest County now has two. In 2018, Mississippi ...

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Ribbon Cutting: Your CBD Store Corinth

The Alliance recently helped celebrate the grand opening of “Your CBD Store Corinth”, 1507 U.S. 72 East in Corinth, with a red ribbon ceremony. Owner, Steve Dunn, cut the ribbon along with family and friends, assisted by The Alliance Ambassadors and Alderman Ben Albarracin, representing the City of Corinth.

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