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Every piece is unique at Midnite Pottery

Midnite Pottery got its name because it was started by family members who had full-time jobs, and took up pottery making with a passion that left them often working until midnight or later. “My brother, Dean Webb, started the business,” said Midnite Pottery owner Jennifer Shelton. “He had just taken a pottery lesson. He didn’t really have a hobby. He ...

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Everyday Gardener great for giving and gardening

The Everyday Gardener in Fondren specializes in “the art of giving and gardening.” Whether you are looking for a gift for others or yourself, you are likely to find something among the store’s unique selection of home accents, vases, containers and works of art that will brighten a home or office. The business also carries a large selection of ferns, ...

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Hey Joe’s is making it hot in Cleveland

You might expect that a business like Hey Joe’s that specializes in burgers, live original music and a large draft beer selection would be a hit with the younger crowd including students from Delta State University. But Hey Joe’s has fans of all ages. “We had a lady celebrate her 90th birthday here the other day,” said owner Justin Huerta. ...

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Biggers Hardware still making customers happy — and keeping the downtown viable — after 94 years

CORINTH—In 1918, when the U.S. was still involved in World War I, Biggers Hardware was founded in downtown Corinth by J.D. Biggers. His ten children each inherited a tenth of the store that has been run continuously by a family member ever since its founding 94 years ago. “I had five great uncles who worked here, my father worked here, ...

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Mav6 on fast track

More soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are avoiding explosives hidden alongside roadways thanks to detection equipment developed by Vicksburg-based Mav6, a 4-year-old “systems integrator” whose more than 900 percent revenue growth gave it a ranking of 373 for Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest growing private companies nationally. Mav6 is proving you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to achieve business success; ...

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Banks pledge $20 billion hike in lending to small business

Regions Bank, Wells Fargo and 11 other large banks have committed to increase lending for small businesses by a combined $20 billion over the next three years. The banks made the announcement at a press conference joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills John Asbury, head of Business Services for Regions, said Birmingham-based Regions ...

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