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Clarksdale's Oxbow Restaurant and Catering proves you can revitalize without spending millions

Hayden and Erica Hall were born and raised in Clarksdale, and went off to get experience in different tastes and styles before coming back home to open Oxbow Restaurant and Catering. After college Hayden worked at chef Wolfgang Puck’s Asian fusion restaurant The Source in Washington, D.C., and Erica worked on Capitol Hill before they moved to New Orleans, where ...

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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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