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Bliss Bride, Goodwill in Jackson and Coca-Cola Plant Auction

Cathy Joyner is the owner of Bliss Gift and Home, which opened in 2015. Photo courtesy Bliss Gift and Home

Cathy Joyner is the owner of Bliss Gift and Home, which opened in 2015. Photo courtesy Bliss Gift and Home

Bliss Gift and Home (4465 Interstate 55 N.), a gift and home decor store located inside Banner Hall, is hosting a ribbon-cutting celebration tonight, May 17, to commemorate the opening of Bliss Bride, a new bridal concierge and gift-registry service that will be the only one of its kind based in Jackson.

The ribbon-cutting celebration starts at 4:45 p.m., and will feature wine and hors d'oeuvres, along with giveaways of gift items from Bliss Gift and Home.

Bliss Bride is not a wedding-planning service and will be solely dedicated to gift registry and concierge services for wedding hosts and hostesses, bridesmaids and groomsmen. The service will offer special discounts based on the number of items in a customer's order. Bliss Bride is located on the third floor of Banner Hall and shares space with interior-design store Lynn Myers Designs. Bliss Gift and Home is located on the ground floor of Banner Hall.

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is closed on Sundays. For more information, call 601-326-3337 or visit blissgiftandhome.com.

Ribbon Cutting for New Goodwill Store in Jackson

Goodwill, a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities gain employment, is hosting a grand-opening celebration for its newest Goodwill store, located at 4950 Interstate 55 N. in Jacksonian Plaza. At 14,000 square feet, the new store is Goodwill's largest location to date, Goodwill CEO David Hollingsworth told the Jackson Free Press. Kim Edwards is the manager of the new store, which originally opened April 25.

The grand opening starts Thursday, May 19, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:15 p.m. The celebration will continue through Saturday, May 21, and will feature drawings every hour for store gift certificates, along with candy for children and refreshments. On Saturday, the store will celebrate Armed Forces Day by handing out free American flags to all shoppers.

All Goodwill stores accept donated goods around the back of the building, where donation receivers are on hand during business hours to accept any items. The Jackson Goodwill store is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is closed on Sundays. For more information, call 601-853-8110 or visit http://goodwillms.org/where-to-find-us/.

Coca-Cola Plant in Jackson to be Auctioned

Williams & Williams, a global real estate auction firm headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., is conducting a live auction for the Coca-Cola plant on Highway 80 in Jackson on Thursday, May 26, at 10 a.m.

The auction is open to the public and will also feature the 66,328-square-foot Miller Retail Center at 1213 Ellis Ave. The plant, the former site of a large Best of Jackson party, consists of five buildings totaling 143,000 square feet on 11 acres of land. Both properties will sell at the plant site, and online bidding will also be available simultaneously through AuctionNetwork.com. The Miller Retail Center will be sold to the highest bidder at auction above the opening bid of $175,000.

One final public inspection of both properties is set for Friday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Auction web page at https://www.williamsauction.com/jackson.

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