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A Golden Age of Local Digital Stars

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The global internet is becoming a little less American, and this can be both thrilling and unsettling.

I’m a tiny bit obsessed with regional e-commerce stars like Coupang in South Korea and Jumia in parts of Africa, and how they are managing to out-Amazon Amazon (so far).

Their success is evidence of what may be an evolution away from online services as a homogeneous — and largely American-dominated — global blob. And it shows we may now be on the

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Three local eateries now open for business

MUNCIE, Ind. — If you’ve been waiting for a new scene in Muncie’s local restaurants, you’re in luck. Muncie is home to three new, or at least newly located, eateries.

Currently, Muncie is waiting on the return of Cammack Station and the Barking Cow as they expand their business and prepare for re-opening in the spring.

But if you’re craving Chinese food, specialty donuts or a cup of coffee, these three local eateries are now open for business:

Sweet treats at Purdylicious 

Jeff and Kerri Purdy opened the Purdylicious Sweet Shoppe, which serves coffee, donuts, lemonade and other items, in January of 2021.

Jeff and Kerri Purdy started their business off with just kettle corn, taking the treat to festivals and

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Police: Another Dothan fast food worker caught using customer credit card online | Local News



Juan Javeon Moore

Juan Javeon Moore, 23, of Ozark


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An Ozark man was caught by police after he allegedly took a photo of a customer’s credit card and used it to buy Nike sports gear online.

Juan Javeon Moore, 23, is being charged with identity theft.

Dothan Police Sgt. Tim Mullis said the suspect was working at a fast food restaurant in the 2800 block of Ross Clark Circle in July 2020 when he used the stolen card information to purchase over $500 worth of merchandise from Nike.com.

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Moore was

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Local Eats: Barney’s BBQ in Grass Lake brings simplicity and freshness

GRASS LAKE, MI — Barney’s BBQ is bringing some variety to Grass Lake.

Owners Daniel and Jenni Pratt opened the carry-out-only barbecue joint in August 2020 after closing Barney’s Family Diner in August 2019.

“It’s simpler for us to run and be able to produce high volume compared to what we were doing before,” Daniel Pratt said.

Everything is made from scratch including ketchup, barbecue sauce, buns, sides and all other sauces.

“Simple is really what we wanted to go for,” Daniel Pratt said. “Do a handful of meats and do them as best as we possibly could.”

The restaurant

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