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Southaven prepares for Tanger Outlet mall opening

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven is expecting a traffic nightmare from Friday’s opening of the Tanger regional mall. City officials have made a series of changes on nearby roads, providing shuttle service for opening weekend and encouraging visitors to consider alternative routes. Mayor Darren Musselwhite tells The Commercial Appeal he hopes the modifications will ease flow as the city awaits long-term improvements ...

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INNOVATING IN MISSISSIPPI — Entrepreneurs present their ideas to Innovate Mississippi’s Venture Capital Network at Spotlight event

By TED CARTER Mississippi start-up companies that have labored in solitude to turn their ideas into dollars moved into the spotlight Tuesday in day one of Innovate Mississippi’s 16th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation. An audience that included members of Innovate Mississippi’s Venture Capital Network heard five entrepreneurs pitch everything from an application designed to take podcasts into the mainstream to ...

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Hot Sticks has the looks and licks drummers want

By LISA MONTI Wooden dowels come in by the truckload to the Hot Sticks manufacturing plant in Hancock County and thousands of drumsticks and wooden marketing items go out every week to customers worldwide. Hot Sticks founder Kevin Pokallus, a mechanical and electrical engineer and a drummer himself, started developing the process of making high quality sticks in Bay St. Louis ...

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Site Selection picks its top 10: Mississippi absent

Mississippi remained conspicuously missing from Site Selection magazine’s annual listing of the top 10 business climate states. For the third consecutive year, Site Selection magazine has named Georgia as the state with the Top Business Climate. As revealed in the November 2015 issue of the magazine, research based in part on a survey of corporate real estate executives and in ...

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READY TO ORDER LIONFISH TACO? Hunting, eating the fish may be best way to control the invasive species

By LISA MONTI If there was a contest to crown the most menacing among all the aquatic invasive species, the lionfish from Indo-Pacific waters surely would reign. In the appearance category, the lionfish is strikingly exotic, with lots of moving parts and dramatic curves. Beyond its looks, the fish has dangerous attributes. Venomous quills help keep captors and predators away. Its ...

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Jackson convention hotel proposer doesn’t see past troubles hampering bid

By TED CARTER The leader of a group vying to develop a Jackson convention center hotel says difficulties the team’s financial adviser had with the Securities and Exchange Commission should not hurt the team’s selection chances. Nor should Mychal Jefferson’s arrest on an auto theft charge while a college student 25 years ago harm the team’s prospects, Mississippi Development LLC’s CEO ...

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