Abner White opens Fairhope restaurant

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “The kitchen was six feet wide, and we had five tables,” White said. “The menu was simple – fried chicken tenders, French fries and garlic bread and the sauce, Abner’s special sauce.”Business was good from the beginning and boomed to the extent that, in 1995, White bought and remodeled the building. Two years later, he opened an Abner’s in Starkville and a standalone in Oxford. He expanded to the suburbs in Memphis and Jackson and then, against advice, in Tupelo.“People told me to stay away from Tupelo but, once I pulled the trigger on Tupelo, I wished I had done it years earlier,” he said.Each of the Abner’s has a sports theme, mainly football. Signed photos adorn the walls along with football helmets and other memorabilia.White, laughingly, said the Abner’s of Fairhope will be somewhat different in its gridiron “allegiance.”“We’ll have Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and LSU, and I’m trying to get more Troy University displays because we want to support the Trojans, too,” he said.With all the chicken places around and the trend toward healthier eating, Abner’s has diversified to meet the growing demand and changing preferences of his customers.“I thought that I could be successful if I did chicken right and coupled good food with outstanding service,” White said.“And, of course, there’s nothing like our Abner’s sauce. It’s a comeback sauce, and it’s a little more spicy than other comeback sauces. We also offer our own honey mustard and barbecue sauces. I feel like we’ve put distance between Abner’s and other chicken tender restaurants because of the freshness and quality of our food.”Abner’s serves Greek salads and a variety of gourmet salads, wraps, wings and about as many specially grilled tenders as fried.The success of Abner’s has been rewarding and encouraging but White said he’s not interested in franchising the business even though he’s had offers.“I’d rather be in control.” he said.It’s in an old location and it reminds me of the first Abner’s in Oxford. It’s a neat location and I’m having fun with it. I want to keep doing what we’re doing and if that means further growth, then the better.”At the grand opening of Abner’s Famous Chicken Tender restaurant in Fairhope this weekend, White said he will probably steal a moment to reflect on how it all came to be.“Being 23 years old and never having worked in the food service business, I thought never mind the hard work and the long hours,” he said, laughing. “But I’ve learned the harsh lessons and gotten a lot of wakeup calls along the way so I’m here to stay.” Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Abner White opens Fairhope restaurant By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content When Abner White was 23 years old, he walked into bank after bank, with his hat in his hand, asking for a loan to “create something new.”“I even applied with the Small Business Association but they all wanted to see my balance sheet,” White said.“I didn’t have any restaurant experience and had nothing to show, and I was asking for enough money to start a business. Their reaction was ‘You’ve got to be kidding!” Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Finally, White came to Troy and banker Larry Hancock made it possible for him to get the money he needed to create Abner’s Famous Chicken Tenders restaurant. Today, 16 years later, White will host a weekend grand opening for an Abner’s restaurant in Fairhope, the ninth, and those who thought he was kidding now have their answer.White, laughingly, said the fact that his family was deeply rooted in Troy probably had more to do with his getting the loan than the collateral he was able to raise – his old car and a few meager possessions.His being the grandson of Dr. Jack Abner and Jane Jernigan Brantley and Charles and Mazie White and the son of Parker White and Wiley Brantley White might have “brought peace of mind” to the Troy banker. However, it was more likely, that the confidence White radiated sold his idea. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip You Might Like Meeksville holds youth event The Meeksville Youth Club and the Scott and Green families will hold the 15th annual Meeksville Harmony Park Youth Awareness… read more He had played center for the Ole Miss football team from 1988-1992 and had won several academic awards. So, he brought along his transcript to show that he had worked hard and done his best.“I told Larry that I had an idea that I knew would work if he would just give me a shot,” White said. “In Oxford, there were plenty of burger and pizza places and a few local restaurants but nowhere that specialized in chicken tenders — no places like I’d seen in several small college towns.”White got a $20,000 line of credit and, with it, he opened Abner’s Famous Chicken Tenders restaurant in Oxford in 1993.Abner’s was in the corner of a building that also housed a gas station’s convenience store and a liquor store. By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

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Jacqui Smith faces contempt of court accusation over refusal of skilled migrant visa extension

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Home secretary Jacqui Smith ended a torrid week with the accusation she was in contempt of court after a skilled migrant was refused a work visa extension on grounds that were recently ruled unlawful.Campaigners wrote to the Home Office last week to express their concern that ‘Mr S’ was denied an extension of his Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) visa.The High Court last month ruled that changes made to the programme in November 2006 should not be applied to extension requests from migrants already in the UK.But on 13 May, Mr S was refused an extension on the basis of the quality of his English – a test only introduced in November 2006.Amit Kapadia, director of the campaign group HSMP Forum, wrote of his “astonishment” to Borders and Immigration Agency chief executive Lin Homer.“This seems to be a serious failure of your system, keeping in mind that more than five weeks has been taken on the pretext of implementing the judgment,” he said.Kapadia called for a firm commitment that no further refusals would be issued in contravention of the High Court judgment.Meanwhile, he revealed plans to launch a fresh judicial review to challenge the April 2006 decision to make HSMP holders complete five years on the programme, rather than four, before gaining permanent residency.A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We have said before that we accept the judge’s ruling as final and we will not waste tax payer’s money by pursuing an appeal. We are working hard to ensure the remedies we put in place are clear and work as smoothly as possible. We will provide details of these arrangements soon.“As with all applications for leave to remain, anyone who feels their application was incorrectly refused can ask the Home Office to reconsider or, where appropriate, appeal to the independent courts to overturn the decision.” Previous Article Next Article Jacqui Smith faces contempt of court accusation over refusal of skilled migrant visa extensionBy Greg Pitcher on 27 May 2008 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Wrist injury sends Mike Trout to the disabled list for just the 2nd time in his career

first_imgSOUTHERN EXPOSUREThe Angels will be playing the Houston Astros in a two-game series in Mexico next May, according to a major league source.The final schedule is typically released in September. Until then, there is no official confirmation of the games.So far, it’s undetermined if the games will be in Mexico City or Monterrey, which is where the Dodgers and Padres played this past May. The games are tentatively scheduled for May 4-5, 2019, and they will be Angels home games, meaning the Angels will be scheduled for just 79 games at Angel Stadium.INJURY UPDATESTyler Skaggs will return from the disabled list and start against the A’s on Saturday, Scioscia said. The left-hander was retroactively placed on the DL on Aug. 1 with a left adductor strain. He is 8-7 with a 3.34 ERA in 20 starts this year.With Nick Tropeano on the disabled list due to a stiff shoulder, Scioscia plans to effectively piece together nine innings with a bullpen game on Sunday.“I think it’s going to be a combination of guys,” Scioscia said. “Most of our staff will have to be available.”Left-hander Andrew Heaney will take his regular turn in the Angels’ rotation Monday against the San Diego Padres.Catcher Rene Rivera walked twice, struck out once, and caught six innings in a minor league rehabilitation game for Class-A Inland Empire.Staff Writer Jeff Fletcher contributed to this notebook.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Trout said he would try to swing a bat again in the coming days. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Trout might accompany the team to San Diego, where the Angels begin a three-game series against the Padres on Monday.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Because he was technically placed on the disabled list on Thursday night, Trout’s DL stint is retroactive to Monday. He is eligible to return next Thursday when the Angels open a four-game series in Texas. Trout is expected to be ready then, Scioscia said.The Angels recalled relief pitcher Akeel Morris from Triple-A Salt Lake prior to Friday’s game against the Oakland A’s.Trout’s first trip to the DL was last season after he tore a ligament in his thumb on a head-first slide. He missed about seven weeks.Did anyone ask him at the time of the initial injury if he wanted to go on the DL? ANAHEIM — The Angels placed Mike Trout on the disabled list for the second time in his career, this time with right wrist inflammation.Trout was hurt bracing himself against the dirt on a feet-first slide Aug. 1 at Tampa Bay. For the past several days, the Angels had been saying Trout was improved, and they hoped he’d be able to play on Friday. He received a cortisone shot Monday.But trying to swing a bat Thursday did nothing to convince Trout, or at least the Angels’ medical staff, that he could avoid the 10-day DL.“It’s frustrating, obviously, because you come in, you try to make it get better every day,” Trout said. “I think these next couple days are big for me.” “Obviously I don’t want to go on the disabled list,” Trout said. “You try to avoid it. They give you a couple days to try to get better. It just came to a point where if I wasn’t swinging, I’m still probably a couple days out.”Trout is batting .309 with 30 home runs, 60 RBIs and 21 stolen bases. His .459 on-base percentage leads the AL, making Trout among the early candidates to win an MVP award for the third time. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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GOLD RUSH DANCER, TRIPLE CROWN NOMINATED DEMONSLAYER AND TOUGH IT OUT HEAD A FIELD OF NINE IN SATURDAY’S ECHO EDDIE STAKES

first_imgTHE ECHO EDDIE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 10 (of 12)  Approximate post time, 4:35 p.m. PDTDemonslayer – Rafael Bejarano – 120Tough It Out – Joe Talamo – 120Record Highs – Tyler Baze – 120Glory Bound – Victor Espinoza – 120Brandothebartender – Kent Desormeaux – 120Tough But Nice – Fernando Perez – 122Gold Rush Dancer – Gary Stevens – 124Bully Pulpit – Tiago Pereira – 120Xingontothebone – Martin Pedroza – 122 First post time for a 12-race program on Sunday is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. ARCADIA, Calif. (April 7, 2016)–Gold Rush Dancer heads a field of nine in Saturday’s fifth running of the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes going six and a half furlongs on the main track for California-bred or sired 3-year-olds.GOLD RUSH DANCER – Bred in California by John Parker, who also owns the 3-year-old colt by Private Gold, Gold Rush Dancer will attempt to win his second stakes and his first in southern California Saturday. Winner of the Gottstein Futurity at Emerald Downs Sept. 27, he traveled south to run third in the Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Nov. 7 and fifth in the Gold Rush, also at Golden Gate Dec. 5. After transferring to the barn of Vann Belvoir and training at Santa Anita, he most recently ran fourth to Santa Anita Derby contender Iron Rob in the San Pedro Stakes March 20.Gary Stevens was up for the San Pedro effort and will stay aboard for the Echo Eddie. Gold Rush Dancer is 8-2-2-2 overall with earnings of $89,423.DEMONSLAYER – Owned by Cicero Farms and trained by Richard Baltas, this lightly raced Tale of the Cat ridgling was bred in California by Barbara Ranck Perry and is the only Triple Crown nominated runner in the Echo Eddie field. A winner of a 6 ½ furlong maiden special weight at Santa Anita Dec. 27, he most recently ran sixth to Santa Anita Derby runner Smokey Image in the Cal Cup Derby Jan. 30 and will hope to make amends Saturday. Demonslayer will break from the rail with returning rider Rafael Bejarano. He has $41,720 in earnings.TOUGH IT OUT – After breaking his maiden going a mile on turf at Del Mar Nov. 12, this Nick Alexander homebred went on to run a credible third in the one-mile King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos Dec. 12 and was second to Smokey Image in the Cal Cup Derby going 1 1/16 miles. After two subsequent disappointing efforts in route races since, trainer Phil D’Amato will cut back in distance Saturday with Joe Talamo in the irons. Tough It Out is a 3-year-old gelding by Grazen and is 7-1-1-2 overall with $102,790 in earnings.TOUGH BUT NICE – An impressive winner of his first out, breaking his maiden by 6 ¼ lengths, the 3-year-old colt by Good Journey has only run out of the money once and will be cutting back in distance. Trained by Hector Palma, who is also part-owner, Tough But Nice will be stepping up in class and will seek his first stakes win. Owned and bred by BG Stables, Tough But Nice is 5-2-1-1 overall with $64,000 in earnings.center_img ECHO EDDIE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIESlast_img read more

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GRADE III SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016

first_imgJOSE ORTIZ, FAIR POINT, WINNER: “She was perfect. She broke really well and went down the hill really well for her first time and I did too in the first time for me, also. We got a good position and as soon as we crossed the dirt, I tipped out a little and she gave me a really good run.” TRAINER QUOTES  SHUG McGAUGHEY, FAIR POINT, WINNER: “She turned the corner today. We won at Saratoga and then we came a head short at Keeneland. Those two races were at 5 ½, so I was looking for something 6 ½ and this race came up. She was training great in New York and she liked the trip here and she trained very well here. She did everything right.  I felt if we got the trip, we’d be fine and Jose did a great job. The turf is very fast and very fair. She finished really well on it. I think I want to just give her a break, but she is awfully good right now. She is a very nice filly and we are looking forward to next year.” JOCKEY QUOTES center_img             NOTES: Winning owner Stuart Janney resides in Baltimore County, Md. STUART S. JANNEY III, FAIR POINT, OWNER: “Just a wonderful day. First time for the horse and first time for the jock down the hill. She’s just done so well the past few months. She’s just developed into a really nice filly.”last_img read more

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Kailondo Faces Negligent Homicide Charge

first_imgMore than seven months after a boat ride left the former managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) Dan Orogun’s dead by drowning, the Monrovia City Court yesterday brought a charge of “Negligent Homicide” against George Kailondo, a businessman who Orogun’s family claimed is responsible for his death.Dressed in a gray coat suit at yesterday’s hearing, Kailondo, himself a lawyer, was made to sit on the prisoner bench for hours before he was allowed to go back home at which time he has posted US$10,000 bail bond.Orogun, a Nigerian national, died during a boating accident on January 26, this year at the Barracuda Marine Resort, off the ELWA/Robertsfield highway. The boat belonged to Kailondo.A media report quoted Kailondo after the incident, saying the banker had drowned, while on a cruise to celebrate his (Kailondo’s) wedding anniversary.But the family in opposition claimed that Mr. Orogun had earlier gone with his wife and children to Kailondo’s house to honor to celebrate the day with him.Negligent homicide is the killing of another person through gross negligence or without malice. It often includes death that is the result of the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, which includes, among other things, the operation of a boat.It is characterized as a death caused by conduct that grossly deviated from ordinary care. It may be charged as a lesser-included offense of manslaughter. It is sometimes referred to as “involuntary manslaughter.”Although, details of Orogun‘s family complaint were not available in court yesterday, sources claimed that their action was as a direct result of contradicting statement made by Kailondo regarding Orogun’s death.A source quoted a conversation allegedly held between Kailondo and a journalist that, “Orogun committed suicide.”It was not established in court yesterday as to whether these were some of the evidences the Orogun family is relying on to press charges against Kailondo. It was also not clear whether several other charges were added to the negligent homicide that compelled Kailondo to seek a bail of US$10,000.Prior to Kailondo’s negligent homicide charge, officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have reported no foul to the cause of Orogun’s death, due to the look of the dead body at the time it was retrieved from the beach.Besides, the Orogun family has also requested for an autopsy, but it was not clear whether the autopsy was conducted and results later released to the family.It is now the court that would provide answer as to whether or not Kailondo was responsible for the death of his onetime friend Orogun. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Warriors-Kings cheatsheet: Can Golden State contain Sacramento’s high-octane attack?

first_imgTwo nights after an overtime loss to the Rockets, the Warriors (25-14) travel up the I-80 freeway to take on the high-octane (19-19) Sacramento Kings.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Golden 1 Arena, 7 p.m. (NBCSBA)Kings projected starting lineup: Nemanja Bjelica, Willie Cauley-Stein, De’Aaron Fox, Iman Shumpert, Buddy Hield Kings Stock Report: In the three weeks following the last matchup between these two teams, the Kings have struggled, going 4-6 …last_img read more

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Gold box office collection Day 3: Akshay Kumar film heads towards Rs 50 crore

first_imgAkshay Kumar’s Independence Day release this year, Gold, is unstoppable at the box office.The sports drama directed by Reema Kagti raked in a staggering Rs 25.25 crore on its opening day to become the third highest opener this year, after Sanju and Race 3. It has also overtaken Singh Is Bliing (which earned Rs 20.67 crore on its first day) to become Akshay Kumar’s highest opening film ever.Gold witnessed a significant dip in its collection on its second day, given that it was a working day. The film earned Rs 8 crore on Thursday.Gold is expected to have made Rs 10 crore on Friday, bringing its total collection to Rs 43.25 crore approx. The numbers are expected to increase over the weekend.The film revolves around independent India’s first Olympic gold win – a feat achieved by the Indian men’s hockey team in 1948 at the 14th London Olympiad. Akshay plays the role of the manager of the team, Tapan Das.It was a clash of the titans this year, as Gold locked horns with the other Independence Day release, John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate, which also opened to a phenomenal response at the box office. While Gold raced ahead of Satyameva Jayate in multiplexes, the latter was popular in single screen theatres.Gold, which marks the debut of television actress Mouni Roy, also starred Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh and Nikita Dutta in pivotal roles.MOVIE REVIEW: GOLDALSO READ: Gold true story – How independent India won its first Olympic goldadvertisementALSO WATCH: Akshay Kumar is the real ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywoodlast_img read more

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10 months agoMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract management

first_imgMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEladio Parames has launched an attack on Manchester United chief Ed Woodward after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.Parames is close to Mourinho and been a long time confidant.”Here are two concrete examples of the fantastic work going on at Manchester United,” Parames wrote for Record.”If (Marouane) Fellaini, who was at the end of his contract, had been renewed in proper time, he would not cost half of what he costs today.”Mister Ed (Woodward) made him the third best-paid player in the entire squad.”And the same is happening with (David) De Gea, whose contract could already have been renewed a year or two ago.”But now, as his deal is at the end, if they want to continue with him they will have to pay a fortune.”What beautiful management this is.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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18 days ago​Liverpool attacker Shaqiri explains changes from Bayern Munich days

first_img​Liverpool attacker Shaqiri explains changes from Bayern Munich daysby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has spoken about how he’s changed since his days at Bayern Munich.The Swiss star failed to make the grade at Bayern as a youngster.He eventually moved to Stoke City in the Premier League. Their relegation prompted a cut price move to Liverpool last summer.”Over the years I have become calmer and more patient,” he told Schweizer Illustrierte.”I would probably last longer in Munich today and waited for my chance. I know that I have to give myself more time for my career steps now.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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