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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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At age 17, ‘the flagpole kid’ is already a business success story

At the age of 17, Emily Waldon is already a business veteran earning about $100,000 over the past 11 years selling flagpoles, a business she began at age six after wanting to do something patriotic after 9/11. “It has truly been great,” Waldon said, whose business is called Flagpole Express. “I’ve had so many9/11 opportunities that normal 17-year-olds could never ...

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For Serious Bread not all breads are created equal

Al Jensen worked as an oceanographer at the Naval Oceanographic Office at Stennis Space Center for 37 years. When he retired in 2003, he pursued a long-time interest in baking bread. “I was baking bread for parties for four or five years before I retired,” said Jensen, who with his wife, Vivian Jensen, owns Serious Bread Bakery on Main Street ...

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Cash mobs mean dollars for downtown Tupelo

Small businesses are important to Tupelo. That’s why the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is busy doing what it can to promote local retailers. One of their most innovative promotions is Cash Mobs, a take off on the Flash Mob where people meet at a designated place for a particular happening such as singing or dancing. In downtown Tupelo the ...

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