This Christmas season more than ever we encourage you to shop at home. We hear reports daily that many families are on a tight budget this holiday season. By spending your hard earned dollars at home you not only help the owner of the store stay in business, you also help the employees of the business earn money to pay their mortgage or you help the employees buy groceries for their family.
By spending money at home you are ensuring that our local economy is more vibrant and that all of us will have a better standard of living. Also when you spend money at home the taxes you pay will go to our local governments. They in turn pay the salaries of our local police, firemen and other city workers. In addition those local taxes help us keep our roads in good repair.
In South Mississippi we have a wide variety of stores that offer gifts that would please anyone on your Christmas list. Shopping at home not only saves you gas, but it has long lasting effects on the economy of the area we call home.
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