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Taj Stewart, owner of Southern Kernels, got his start in his own kitchen preparing popcorn for movie nights with his wife, Jawauna, at home. Now the two are preparing to open their second location for their popular gourmet popcorn shop.

There was some apprehension among the Lamar County School Board before they accepted the Oak Grove athletic booster club’s official donation of the Oak Grove volleyball facility to the district during their Monday board meeting.

There goes the neighborhood.

Or so thought some Lamar County residents, who, during public comment at Tuesday’s planning commission meeting, said having a Wal-Mart next door would bring too much light and urban blight.

It wasn’t long ago that Purvis’ only Chevrolet dealer got a facelift and a new name, changing last summer from Sellers Chevrolet to Pine Belt Chevrolet when former owners Johnny and Tim Sellers handed the keys over to Tommy and Jim Duff.

Volunteers will gather today at the Petal Civic Center as Hands On Mississippi arrives to distribute 5,000 pounds of food from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Petal Civic Center, 712 South Main Street.


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