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Drive-up virus test site to open on Mississippi fairgrounds

A drive-through testing center for the coronavirus will open Tuesday on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, but it is by appointment only and people will need to answer questions to be screened for an appointment, health officials said Friday. Other drive-through centers are already operating in some parts of the state, including Tupelo, Philadelphia and Batesville. The testing site ...

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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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TODD SMITH — Transparency, preparation key for Coronavirus pandemic communications

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on our world – and in the world of clear communications! Officials and leaders around the globe are warning people of the potential ramifications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the day and hour. Supply-chain management, special events, retail and hospitality businesses are all vulnerable to disruptions caused by this far-reaching public health concern, according to ...

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Belhaven’s business, education, and nursing programs awarded top honors

Colleges of Distinction recently recognized Belhaven University’s School of Nursing, School of Business, and School of Education for their quality and programming, and awarded them top honors. Colleges of Distinction evaluates schools based on their ability to provide a high-quality student experience, as well as a thorough liberal arts education. They granted these awards after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting ...

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Dunaway Williams Architects launches new practice in Jackson

JSW Architecture expands with new partnership and office in Belhaven Dunaway Williams Architects, PLLC has launched a new practice in the Belhaven area of Jackson as an expansion and rebranding of JSW Architecture, PLLC  to address the increasing need for superior, experienced architectural services, with an emphasis on healthcare.  Seasoned architect Scott Williams, is partnering with architect Carley Crigler Dunaway ...

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Emily Lauder named MBJ’s Business Woman of the Year

Emily Lauder, Vice President of Administration at Toyota Mississippi, was named Mississippi’s Business Woman of the Year for 2020 Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal. Lauder was joined by 10 finalists and 39 other honorees at an event at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson. Lauder was named Vice President of Administration at Toyota Mississippi in June 2018. The ...

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Dream realized: Independent pharmacy opens in Jackson

  By JACK WEATHERLY Whitney Harris is living her dream. And she is fully awake to the challenges. Harris opened her pharmacy, District Drugs and Mercantile, in the District at Eastover last week. It’s an independent in the era of the chain pharmacy. After her postgraduate pharmacological education, she put in four and one-half years at an indie, Beemon Drugs ...

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Elvie’s keeps it simple and elegant

By JACK WEATHERLY There’s a good reason why Cody McCain says: “Everybody is kind of in our living room.” That’s because Elvie’s, which opened on Tuesday, is built in the bungalow style, he said. Or rebuilt. The original 1,850-square-foot house at 809 Manship St. in what is now the expanding Belhaven Town Center had been vacant for a decade and ...

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Belhaven Town Center making strides to maturity

By JACK WEATHERLY Developers see it as the new main street for Belhaven. Belhaven is known for its stylish and historical residential neighborhood, including legendary writer Eudora Welty’s home, Belhaven University, Millsaps College and the New Stage Center. But four men with deep roots in Mississippi’s largest historic district agreed that Belhaven needed a “centering,” a street and common ground ...

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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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