Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -
For hardcore shoppers, spending hours in a line for doors to finally open is just a part of the Black Friday experience. When the deals are done however, there's another shopping experience to be had around the corner.
"It's time to look at what is really the cornerstone and foundation of Mississippi's economy and that's small business," said Ron Aldridge.
As state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Aldridge says small business is the state's driving force. Currently, Aldridge says small businesses make up 96 percent of all business in Mississippi, employing more than half of the state's workforce. To small business owners like Alex Edgin at Hemline, a clothing store in Ridgeland, it takes support to do it. That's why small business Saturday is more than just another day at the store.
"Get out and put your dollars back into your community," said Edgin.
It adds up to a big investment. Aldridge says spending $100 at a local business ensures about $73 of that money staying in the community. It's only about $43 at larger chain stores.
"You're investing 30 more dollars of that $100 in Mississippi, right here in your own community every time when you go into an independent home-owned store and buying local. That's a huge difference in your community," said Aldridge.
Not to mention Aldridge says, a little more personalized service and deals to be had.
"We strive to offer everyone kind of an individual experience here at Hemline and give that personal touch that you may not be able to find at bigger retailers," said Edgin.
"Small business owners are usually going to be there. That means you can talk directly to the person that can make a deal with you," said Aldridge.
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