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Record Store Coming to Fondren


A new record store is coming to Fondren.

Record Store Coming to Fondren

In an age of iPods and MP3s, Fondren is about to get a dose of good-ol' vinyl LPs and their younger, shinier CD brothers.

MorningBell Records & Studios is coming to 622 Duling Avenue, Suite 212. The record store will have a large focus on offering local music, as well as national and international acts, beer, arcade games and boutique sodas.

The store isn't just for the music listener, either. Local musicians, like MorningBell owners and operators Drew and Sara McKercher, will also find live music shows and a recording studio in the store, which is set to open by mid-March.

SBA Increases Size Definitions

The U.S. Small Business Administration published a ruling that will increase the size definitions of small businesses in the professional, scientific and technical services sectors. SBA also included one classification in the Other Services sector.

All increased were receipt-based. The computer programming sector, for example, now has a maximum annual receipt value of $25 million.

In all, the ruling increased 37 revenue-based size standards. The ruling will make an estimated 8,350 additional businesses eligible for SBA programs.

The SBA took into account average size, degree of competition and federal government contracting trends when re-evaluating the definitions of small businesses.

UMMC Breaks Ground on Major Renovations

The University of Mississippi Medical Center will begin the first phase of campus renovations this week. The phase will include a new campus entrance on Lakeland Drive and improvements to the entrance on Woodrow Wilson Avenue.

The new entrance will require the removal of three medians on Lakeland Drive, including seven mature live oak trees, as well as moving underground gas lines.

"Removing trees is something we try to avoid if at all possible, but in this case we have no choice," said David Powe, UMMC chief administrative officer. "However, we are in discussions with representatives of the Fondren community and hope to donate trees to their planned project to improve and beautify the Fondren business district."
Renovations to the Woodrow Wilson entrance will make it the "front door" to the campus and is part of a 30-year master plan that will include a ring road around the edge of the campus.

Jackson Zoo Hosts Job Fair

The Jackson Zoo will host a job fair on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its community center.

The zoo will hire temporary, seasonal and part-time workers in the guest services department. Applicants must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma.

Businesses Invited to Isreal

The Mississippi Development Authority is inviting local businesses leaders to join a development mission to Israel to expand trade and create opportunities in Israeli markets.

Delegates will meet one-on-one with agents and distributors about products and services during the trip that includes stays in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. The MDA will provide scheduled appointments, logistical support and language interpretation services to participating business leaders. The mission will take place March 17-22.

Previous Comments


An earlier version of this story included a photo of elephants and a caption about the Jackson Zoo's job fair, but the zoo no longer has elephants. We have changed the photo and regret the error.


Personally, and speaking as the person who picked out the photo, I'm pretty sad to learn that all the elephants are gone.


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