BIZ BUZZ: Department of Health food inspections and more

By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal

Inspections: Stables, Tellini’s & Papa V’s 4/30/12
The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.

The facilities are graded from A to C. “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to merit the closure of the restaurant. Any restaurants with a C get a follow-up visit within 10 days.

The following Lee County facilities were inspected between 4/20 and today.

– A’s –

Nettleton High
Plantersville School
Shannon Elementary
Shannon High
Joyner School
Lawhown Elementary cafeteria
Milam Junior High
Pierce Street School
Thomas Street School
Verona School
Riverbirch Residence
Tellini’s Pasta Market
Sprint Mart (McCullough location)
Stables Downtown Grill
Tupelo Christian Prep School
Cheeseheads Pizzeria (Fulton) (Carlie note – don’t know why this shows up in the Lee County search, but it does)
Papa V’s (downtown location)
Rockin Robin Shaved Ice (Applewood St.)
Magnolia BBQ & Fish #2 (East Main location)

Report: Consumers to spend $152 on mom

Press release from the National Retail Federation:

Riding the coattails of a spring where they spent freely on everything from garden supplies and home décor to colorful fashions, consumers will stretch their dollars a little further this Mother’s Day to make sure mom has the perfect day.

According to NRF’s 2012 Mother’s Day consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average person celebrating the holiday is expected to spend $152.52 on gifts, up from $140.73 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $18.6 billion.

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