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Derek Emerson Purchases Parlor Market, Grillehouse Ribbon Cutting and Seafood R’evolution Tapas Menu

Derek Emerson, who owns Walker’s Drive-In, Local 463 Urban Kitchen and CAET Wine Bar, will begin making preparations this week to purchase downtown Jackson restaurant Parlor Market.

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Estelle Names Executive Chef, Utica Community Meeting and Millsaps Hosting Education Consortium

The Westin Jackson hotel, which is scheduled to open in early August, recently named chef Matthew Kajdan as the executive chef of the hotel's restaurant, Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro.

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UPDATED: Judge Blocks Mississippi Shutdown of Payday Lender

A judge blocked Mississippi officials from forcing one of the state's largest payday lenders to close.

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Jackson Cash & Carry, Doe's Eat Place and Baptist Health Merger

Greg Price, who owns grocery store Jackson Cash & Carry with his brother, Chester Price, recently partnered with Hope Credit Union and Hope Enterprise Corporation to move the business from ...

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The Kundi Compound, Curious George at the Children's Museum, Stanton Optical and The Hair Factory

Community activists and Jackson Free Press contributors Funmi "Queen" Franklin and Brad "Kamikaze" Franklin held a grand opening for the Kundi Compound, a small-business incubator in midtown, on Monday, May ...

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On May Day, Honoring Workers Who Die on the Job, and a Call for Reform

Advocates for workers' rights, including the Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights and the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, gathered at the Mississippi Capitol on Friday, April 28, to honor those ...

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Shifting the Power to Regulate Nurses, Barbers, More

Melony Armstrong did not want to cut hair; she wanted to braid hair in her own shop. She believed that the time and money spent on beauty school would be ...

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Social Hour at BRAVO! and 2017 Spring Webinar Series

On May 2, BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar will launch its Social Hour, which will feature a special food-and-drink menu for customers seated in the restaurant's lounge or on the ...

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MSU to Lead Major Drone Research Project for US Government

Mississippi State University officials say the school will lead a major research and development project involving drones.

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Secretary of State Updates Mississippi Business Info Website

A state official says he is providing detailed market information to people thinking of starting a business in Mississippi.

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Sweet & Sauer, Innovate Mississippi, Fondren Renaissance and Else School of Management

Lauren Rhoades, a Denver native and owner of Sweet & Sauer, is hosting a grand opening for Sweet & Sauer Fermentation Kitchen on Thursday, April 27, at The Hatch in ...

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Welty Library Opens New Tech Lab, Will Offer Free Classes

Local job seekers may benefit from several upgrades to the Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson, including a new technology learning lab, 44 new computers and a freshly painted autism ...

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Woodrow Wilson Place, Thimblepress, Estelle Wine Bar and CU at the Zoo

When the Westin Jackson hotel opens in August 2017, it will be bringing a new restaurant to downtown Jackson with it: Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro.

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Nissan Faces More Labor Law Charges at Mississippi Plant

The National Labor Relations Board is leveling new charges that Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency at Nissan's Mississippi plant are violating workers' rights.

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Mississippi-Based Trustmark Closes Purchase of Alabama Bank

Mississippi-based Trustmark Corp. has completed its purchase of Alabama-based Reliance Bank for $23.7 million in cash.