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  McDonald’s worker surprised with award for her kindness, customer service

If you pull up to the speaker at McDonald’s in the morning, you’ll receive a greeting along the lines of, “Good morning me love. Serving you. May I have your order?”

  Auto burglars hit same Byram business three times in apparent crime spree

  4-H preparing kids for more than raising farm animals

New bill would require daycares to call if child doesn’t show up

MS Lottery Corporation issues warning after player receives email with fake lottery win

Mississippi scratch off games bring $54 million since November debut

  Jackson church congregation needs an $80,000 roof to keep them in their building

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Google to bring hundreds of jobs to Mississippi

Coroner releases cause of death of 5-year-old killed in Christmas parade

  Family seeks answers after worker dies at FedEx hub in Memphis

  Mississippi Braves future hopefully secure at Trustmark Park

  Volunteer firefighter shortage not only affects safety, it may also impact your wallet

  Want to buy a haunted house? Ask about ‘stigmatized properties’

  Lincoln County specialty tea farm finds niche for their product worldwide

Like any other real success, the Great Mississippi Tea Company has a great story!

  Monticello attorney gets videographer to build hype video to save local ballfield

Monticello residents try to salvage their favorite ballpark.

  Jackson Zoo closes gates for at least 2 to 3 months, city officials say

The animals will continue to be cared for by the same crew that has them now, but under the city’s oversight.

  Early tech training: Some kids could bypass college

Some worry early tech training could encourage students to skip college, but some educators say that doesn't have to be the case. Even if it is, it doesn't have to be a bad thing.

Fred’s Pharmacy chain to be delisted from Nasdaq

The Stuffed Baked Potato Factory coming to Northpark Mall

’Batman and Robyn': Efforts to bring Waffle House to Oxford moving in the right direction

  Petal Police Chief: Lives ‘absolutely’ saved as a result of keen eyes at WalMart

Continental Tire presented with special award for energy-efficiency efforts

  'I don’t want to leave Jackson’: Sweetie Pie’s looks for new location after crowds force closure

Restaurant group that owns ‘Babalu’ files for bankruptcy

The company behind Babalu restaurants filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday.

  Clinton police arrest 23 in city’s first ever human trafficking operation

Clinton Police and the Hinds County Sheriff's Department arrested 23 in a human trafficking operation last week.

  FBI solicits applications for invitation-only job fair for women

Just email your resume in and you’ll be notified if you qualify.

Hooters closes its doors after 17 years in business

A Jackson restaurant that opened 17 years ago is closing.

Reports: Charming Charlie closing all 261 stores after filing bankruptcy

According to Fortune, Charming Charlie plans to close all 261 stores by Aug. 31 after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

  Fondren continues to open businesses and improve the neighborhood

The Trustmark Bank in Fondren shows promise for the developing neighborhood.

  'People love to see the dollar signs’: City of Vicksburg employees could see pay raises

Vicksburg employees could soon see fatter pay checks.

  Business Blooming: Amazon fuels local company’s turnaround

The next time you buy something on Amazon, you might find it was made right here in Mississippi.

  Alleged Forest cattle thief got away with it - until the cows came home

One man is charged and police are looking for a second in the theft of 29 calves from a Forest stockyard.

  New lifestyle development begins in Flowood

Waterpointe development in Flowood offers lifestyle living.

Beemon Drugs, a Jackson fixture since 1956, to close

An independent, locally-owned drugstore that has been serving Jackson residents for more than six decades will be closed by the end of the month.

  Mississippi Hospital Association proposes $20 per month insurance plan

“Mississippi Cares” would give low-paid, non-disabled adults working to provide for their families access to a plan that would mirror the Medicaid plan benefits for adults.

Mississippi Lottery Corporation hires veteran lottery director as inaugural president

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday that it has hired Thomas N. Shaheen to serve as the first president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation.

  Business women attend first ever Boujie Brand Brunch

While that number seems small, business women of color from across the metro came together for the Boujie Brand Brunch hoping to raise the number of entrepreneurs in Mississippi.

Agriculture Commissioner Announces Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force

Cultivation of industrial hemp is still prohibited under state law in Mississippi.

  Primos restaurants celebrate 90 years in business

Generation after generation has sat down to dinner at the popular eatery, or taken home their famous desserts.

McDowell Waffle House shut down following robberies, shootings

Well, if you’re in the mood for waffles you’ll have to look somewhere else for the most important meal of the day.

  Long waits at Driver’s License office affecting drivers and businesses

Understaffing at the Department of Public Safety Driver License office also affects the bottom line of some in the driving business.

  'I still believe in South Jackson’: Local restaurant thrives in deserted area

South Jackson has a reputation for being deserted and abandoned by businesses and residents alike. However, there are some businesses that continue to look passed the fact and continue to stay.

State Auditor accuses Tupelo board of illegally paying themselves over $500,000

“This is an example of a small, tucked-away board that very few people know about, using its power to overpay itself.”

  Mississippi furniture store named top independent retailer in the country

Top Honors for a premier furniture retailer Mississippi .Miskelly Furniture is named one Large Independent Furniture Retailer in the country by Home Furnishings Business, a national trade magazine.Three brothers lead the company and the are also from the Magnolia State.They told Patrice Clark they

  Why you could see a smaller tax refund in 2019

You may have had big plans for your Tax Refunds, but then quickly realized you are receiving much less money than previous years.

New scam hits YouTube: What to watch out for

Philip DeFranco is one of several YouTube stars who say scammers are sending out direct messages that look like they’re from their official accounts.

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Top Jobs for 2019

Highlighting three of the USA Today's Top Jobs of 2019.

  Progress along Capitol Street brings residents and commerce

New businesses are rising, and tenants are calling it home.

  Last day of the Dixie National Rodeo featured bulls, cowboys and talent

The end of the rodeo means we’ll have to wait a whole year until we see the bulls, the cowboys, and the talent on the stage again.

AG warning Mississippians of spike in social security scams

Attorney General Jim Hood says the scam calls try to get you to believe your Social Security Number has been suspended.

Cantina Laredo closing at District at Eastover

It will be replaced with a new independent restaurant concept that will open later this year.

  Surviving Valentine’s Day on a budget

Jewelry, flowers, a night out on the town - it can all add up!

  Old ice company will soon heat up as entertainment venue

Old ice company will soon heat up as entertainment venue

Site plan approved for Costco gas station in Ridgeland

Circuit Judge Steve Ratcliff says that after hearing arguments, he ruled that the site plan complied with the city zoning ordinance.

  Dixie Nation Livestock Show and Rodeo brings in crowds and money

The rodeo is only seven days long, but could bring in nearly $20,000,000

  Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership welcomes new leader

Metro area leaders from the private and public sector gathered to welcome the new chairman of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and offer well wishes to the outgoing head

Howard Ballou recognized as one of Mississippi’s Top 50 leaders

These are Mississippians who have made lasting contributions to the political, business and public policy landscape.

  Mississippi leaders explore ways to boost state’s workforce

Mississippi's job outlook is improving but still struggling when compared to the rest of the country.Governor Phil Bryant says you have to look at how far we've come.

  Nissan workers learn of pending layoffs

Nissan workers learn of job cuts

  National Baptist Convention USA launches campaign to start federal credit union

The National Baptist Convention USA Inc. mid-winter meeting brings thousands to the Capital City for worship and business.

  Police offering ‘internet purchase safe exchange zones’ at precincts

When it comes to purchasing, police departments across the metro are opening their doors to do the deal at their doorstep.

  Gray Chairman, CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Gray Television now owns and operates television stations and digital properties in 91 markets across the U.S., including nearly 150 affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC networks.

  Luxury car dealerships leave Capital City seeking more space

A few high-end car dealerships are leaving Jackson for larger and greener pastures.

  Construction continues on Refuge Hotel and Conference Center

Refuge Hotel and Conference Center could have large economic impacts for metro.

Landslide blocks road going to Lady Luck Casino

A landslide has been discovered in Vicksburg, forcing Lady Luck casino owners to shut down the main entrance. Warrenton Road is completely blocked off and signs have been put up for customers to come through a separate entrance.

Ridgeland movie theater ceased operations this month

The United Artists Movie Theater in Ridgeland has officially closed their doors for good.

  Mississippi business survey reveals workforce needs

The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office is learning more about the state's businesses and what they're searching for in employees.

FCC approves merge of WLBT’s parent company Raycom Media with Gray Television

Gray, Raycom, and buyers of the divestiture stations intend to close these transactions effective January 1, 2019.

  Mail delivery, retail service suspended Wednesday for mourning of late president Bush

President Trump has declared the day as a national day of mourning, calling on Americans to remember the contributions of former President George H.W. Bush.

  Northpark Mall celebrates grand makeover

Northpark Mall celebrates it's grand makeover just in time for holidays

  Continental plant construction half-way complete

Crews are making progress building the massive Continental tire plant in Hinds County.

  Northpark unveils first phase of redevelopment ahead of November grand reopening

Northpark unveiled the all new Family Lounge and Discovery Park kicking off a full day of opening events and activities for local children and families.

C Spire Tech Movement, educators launch Software Development Pathway in select schools

Workers with a background in computer science are in high demand and short supply in Mississippi. That's why C Spire is partnering with Mississippi State University's new Center for Cyber Education.

Little Caesars location caught with frozen pizzas in store

One customer said on Twitter he caught a Little Caesars location with a box full of DiGiorno pizzas in the store, sharing video of the encounter.

Jackson City Council approves Fondren Business District

Jackson city council members vote 6-to-1 in favor of allowing business property owners in Fondren to impose an additional tax on themselves. It’s part of an effort to create the Fondren Business District.

The PRVWD re-elects president to the board

Jennifer Hall will now serve a second term as head of the 14 member board. The state agency oversees operations of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Sports betting has strong start

Sports betting, 10 million bet in first 34 days in Mississippi.

  MWF Wildlife Extravaganza prepares hunters for upcoming season

The 32nd annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza has kicked off in Jackson..The event is being held at the Mississippi Trade Mart as hunters got a chance to prepare for hunting season.

Highland Village welcomes three new retailers

Jackson's only retail shopping center, located on I-55, is growing and changing. Highland Village is welcoming new retailers to make it a one stop shop for customers.

CONSIDER THIS: Beer and Wine Sales Need Changes

Two bills affecting the sale of alcohol in Mississippi are under consideration. One bill ends the prohibition restricting Mississippi's microbreweries from selling their products on site, which means craft beer fans could tour a Mississippi brewery and buy their favorite flavor before they leave.

Mississippi's same-sex adoption ban struck down in federal court

In Judge Jordan's ruling he explicitly stated that the Mississippi law banning adoption by gay couples "violates the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution."