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Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association elects new officers Board of Directors

Pat Fontaine, Executive Director, has announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors that will serve a two-year term. “Each member brings vast knowledge and experience to the association. They are tremendous leaders in the industry as well as in their communities. It is an honor to have these gentlemen guide our association. Sincere appreciation goes to ...

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City changes rules on serving alcohol outside

MERIDIAN — Some restaurants in downtown Meridian can legally start serving beer, wine and cocktails to customers dining at tables on sidewalks. The city council recently changed the rules that regulate alcohol consumption on public streets. The new policy allows alcohol to be served at tables that restaurants put on sidewalks just outside their buildings, said Michael Goggans, a former ...

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Student files contempt motion over school prayer

BRANDON — A student supported by an atheist group says the Rankin County school district is still violating a ban on school prayer. The senior at Northwest Rankin High School, represented by the American Humanist Association, filed a contempt motion yesterday in U.S. District Court in Jackson. The student says an April 17 districtwide honors program violated the district’s November ...

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BOOK BIZ: Suspenseful mountain tale hard to put down

“Nightwoods” is the third novel by author Charles Frazier, who won the National Book Award for the highly acclaimed Cold Mountain. His three books are entirely different, set in different eras, but share the same setting of Frazier’s beloved mountains of North Carolina. Several people have told me they didn’t like Thirteen Moons and/or Nightwoods, finding them disappointing after the ...

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Weidmann’s still cooking

Historic restaurant gets new life In late April, Meridian received some sad news — Weidmann’s restaurant had closed with no fanfare. It seemed an inglorious end to the iconic downtown establishment that had been entertaining patrons for 140 years. It was also a blow to Meridian’s downtown development plans. City officials said immediately after the announcement of the closing that ...

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