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Big business at the Fair starts July 25

NESHOBA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS — There’s a huge difference between an immaculate golf course and the often dusty, sometimes muddy Neshoba County Fair — held every summer just outside Philadelphia. However, people often compare the two when talking about business being transacted. Doug Johnson has been manager of the Fair for 10 years and he says this about attendees: “They may ...

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Researchers probing mysteries of West Nile virus

JACKSON — As neurologists at Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center were making news with their discovery as to the cause of some severe West Nile symptoms in certain patients, a student working at the state veterinary lab was successfully testing award-winning research on the West Nile virus (WNV) in birds. And with the heat of summer rising, Mississippi’s research facilities are ...

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Chunky River Harley-Davidson makes big Meridian splash

By WILTON J. “BILL” JOHNSON JR. MBJ Contributing Writer MERIDIAN — The new building has inspired shock and awe in Meridian. It houses Chunky River Harley-Davidson and dwarfs the nearby restaurants. Set next to one of the major entrances to Bonita Lakes Mall, the structure is topped off with a copper dome. The handsome and manicured landscaping has drawn comments ...

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