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Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Miss. this November

JACKSON — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippians won’t have to show photo identification when they go to the polls Nov. 6. Republican Hosemann has said it many times before, but he issued a statement repeating it Tuesday because his office had received questions. Voters in November 2011 approved a state constitutional amendment that would require people to ...

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AG Hood joins effort to protect states' payday lending laws

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has joined at least 40 other states’ legal officers in opposing legislation in Congress that could pre-empt states’ authority in governing payday lending businesses. Hood says in a news release that the bill in Congress would allow payday lenders, installment lenders, car title lenders, prepaid card issuers and check cashers to obtain a federal charter ...

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Fondren food tasting scratched, reset for spring

Fans of Fondren’s food offerings will have to wait until spring for the “Taste of Fondren.” The Fondren Renaissance Foundation has rescheduled the restaurant cuisine sampling fundraiser for sometime in the spring. The event was to be held Thursday, Oct.11, at Duling Hall, but organizers decided spring would provide an opportunity to increase the variety of food offerings and restaurant ...

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The "jewel" of Main Street

Bob Wilson, executive director, Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA), said Clinton is really one of the “jewels” of the Main Street program. “There are a lot of things that figure into its success,” Wilson said. “From the beginning, Main Street Clinton was fortunate to have a very supportive mayor and city council. Mayor Rosemary Aultman realized that Main Street is ...

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Taste of something different

To appreciate the appeal of The Sycamore House restaurant, first consider the unique 140-year-old Acadian cottage with a screened porch and live-oak shaded outdoor courtyard that are extremely popular when the weather is nice. That is the backdrop to a menu that contains unusual, gourmet items along with familiars like pizza —although even the pizza may be an experience to ...

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Southern Bath Products attract customer senses with affordable natural products

Ever noticed that the longer the list of ingredients on a personal care product, the higher the price? And that the higher price and long list of unpronounceable names of chemicals doesn’t mean the product will actually perform as advertised? That was the experience of Southern Bath Products owner Kim Thornton, who was looking for a moisturizer that would do ...

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