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(WATCH) AN MBJ ORIGINAL FILM — Harkins takes art of furniture building to the days of old

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmNGUb2j_r4&feature=youtu.be By STEPHEN McDILL The old man was desperate. Tommy Bell had learned carpentry from German immigrants and had built his first rocking chair at the age of 11. By the time he reached his late 70’s, he knew that the Old World trade of furniture-making was fading away and he was eager to find a new apprentice. The country was changing ...

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Lott Furniture reaching 100th birthday during a time of downtown Laurel renaissance

By BECKY GILLETTE Back in the 1940s, Blues musician Blind Roosevelt Graves sang and played his guitar in front of Lott Furniture at 320 Front Street almost daily. “He and his brother, Uaroy, drew massive crowds to Front Street just to hear them play, locals and travelers alike,” said Rodney Rowell, who owns Lott Furniture with his wife, Angie. “It’s ...

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New steakhouses heading to Coast

By LISA MONTI In the heart of the seafood loving Mississippi Coast, where menus tend to be top- heavy with shrimp, oysters, crabs and fish dishes, a couple of new restaurants are specializing in sizzling steaks served with traditional sides and top brands of wine and liquor. In Pass Christian, restaurateur Thomas Genin has opened a small steakhouse on the ...

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Museum selects Joachim

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art has named Harry Joachim as its Director of Development. He will be charged with bolstering memberships, admissions and special events for the museum. He will also be responsible for identifying and securing charitable gifts and donations for the beachfront museum. A native of Biloxi, Joachim earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi. After ...

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