Bloomers, a flower/gift shop on the historic downdown square, is under new ownership. Terry Overstreet and her brother Don Moore have bought the business from Sherry Roebuck. Their grand opening is set for July 6 ...
C & C Cleaners, owned by Wes Carter and Randolph Cheek, opened for business Monday morning in the building formerly occupied by Kosciusko Floral at the corner of East Jefferson and South Natchez Streets. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday until noon. Carter said clothes received by 10 a.m. will be ready for pickup the following day by 3 p.m.
The Purple Plum, operated by Karen and Brittni Dickerson, recently opened on Highway 12 East next door to Attala Lawn and Garden. The store features patio furniture, Adirondack chairs and tables, fountains, chimes, flower pots and other yard and garden accessories.
The building formerly occupied by Louisiana’s Restaurant on North Wells Street, has been sold, according to Realtor Jimmy Adams. The out-of-town buyer has asked not to be identified, according to Adams.
ENTERGY REDUCING RATES BY 12 PERCENT
For the second consecutive quarter, Entergy is reporting lower rates due to a reduction in the price of fuels such as natural gas and oil used to generate electricity.
The 12 percent reduction, which follows a 5.5 percent decrease last quarter, will be in effect during the third quarter that runs from July through September.
“This means that an average residential bill will decrease from about $121 for every thousand kilowatt-hours used to about $107,” said Paul D Powers, customer service manager for Entergy Mississippi. “Entergy does not make or lose money on the fuel it purchases to generate electricity,” Powers said. “When our fuel costs go down, we pass the savings on to the customer.”
Utilities across the nation saw the first indications that demand for natural gas was exceeding production when prices begin to rise in 2001. Last year, natural gas prices doubled, with high prices pushing even higher when hurricanes Katrina and Rita damaged 75 percent of the natural gas wells in the Gulf.