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BRETT KITTREDGE — Pandemic lesson: Prohibition policies don’t make us safer

On March 12, the Senate overwhelmingly killed a bill to permit direct shipment of wine in Mississippi. This vote didn’t age well. The bill would have made Mississippi the 44th state in the country to allow consumers to purchase wine and have it shipped directly to their house. Currently in Mississippi, a control state, you are limited to what the state has ...

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Elvie’s to reopen on Friday

Elvie’s restaurant at 809 Manship St. in Belhaven Town Center will reopen Friday after a pandemic-driven shutdown. “We have taken a number of steps to implement stringent safety and sanitation measures in compliance with local, state and CDC guidelines for reopening restaurant dine-in spaces,” the restaurant said in a release. “These include disposable menus, 50 percent capacity and social distancing in our indoor ...

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Restaurants turn to neighborhoods during downturn

By JACK WEATHERLY Some restaurants have taken deliveries one step further by making visits to neighborhoods. The strategy is enabling them to partially offset losses due to the corona virus pandemic lockdown And some of them may continue to use the strategy after the pandemic passes. Penn’s even prepares its fish and chicken on site. Penn’s, which was founded by ...

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LYNN LOFTON — Gray hair, travel deals, ice cream and other serious Covid issues

Oh great, Harvard researchers are saying that stress causes hair to turn gray. I think we sort of knew that before but now it must be so if Harvard says it, right? Show me anyone in the U.S. who isn’t stressed right now and I’ll show you a five year old. In fact my five-year-old granddaughter thinks everything is just ...

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Stinson stays ahead of the curve in keeping his Coast restaurants open

By LYNN LOFTON These are troubling times for small businesses as they try to adapt to keep their companies operating and employees working. Restaurants and bars have been especially hard hit as people are not allowed to dine in among groups of more than 10 and in some cases not at all. A Gulf Coast business, Gulf Coast Holdings LLC, ...

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Virus forces restaurants to tighten up or close across Mississippi

By JACK WEATHERLY Restaurants across Mississippi are either running abbreviated service to try to avoid closing because of the coronavirus pandemic – or have already closed. “Sales started plummeting early last week,” said Pat Fontaine, executive director of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association. The public’s fear of the contagion and statements and mandates by federal and local government have ...

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Newk’s creates new position, names first COO

Newk’s Eatery has named Joe Pate as chief operations officer, a new position that was created to expand the company’s operations team for continued growth. Pate comes to Newk’s with 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry, serving more than 20 years with Dallas-based la Madeline French Bakery and Cafe, most recently as vice president of operations, where he ...

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HUNTER ESTES — Poll shows Mississippians overwhelmingly want alcohol freedom

A recently published survery showcase overwhelmingly strong support for allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores across the state of Mississippi. The Looking For Wine coalition, in conjunction with Spry Strategies conducted the poll which found that 75 percent of Mississippians support the policy change. The survey comes as further testament that Mississippians are in favor of increasing alcohol freedom in ...

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Sweetie Pie’s’ long road leads it to new location

By JACK WEATHERLY Sweetie Pie’s restaurant reopened in a new location last week. The soul-food eatery has changed neighborhoods – moving from the shadow of the Governor’s Mansion on North Congress Street to 110 East South St., adjacent to the south side of Cathead Distillery. Tim Norman, son of Robbie Montgomery, the matriarch of the family business, said Tuesday that ...

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Tupelo’s Woody’s restaurant featured on “Restaurant: Impossible” again

By GINNA PARSONS / Daily Journal TUPELO • In December 2011, Robert Irvine and his staff from “Restaurant: Impossible” spent two days and $10,000 revamping Woody’s restaurant in Tupelo. Chef Irvine changed the decor, the menu, the layout of the kitchen and the management structure. The episode aired on the Food Network the following March. This past October, Irvine was back ...

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