Cabbage kid

New Albany third-grader grows ginormous cabbage

So, this kid, Carter Hall,  grew a 16.8 pound cabbage. That is not a misprint.  He was randomly selected by the  Mississippi Agriculture Department and will receive a $1,000 saving bond toward education from Bonnie Plants‘ Cabbage Program. Hall was among more than 22,000 kids statewide who participated in the program. Hall was the state winner for […]

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Posted in National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Silly or odd news0 Comments

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New retailer coming to The Shops at Barnes Crossing

Let’s just say this is an odd location – at least in Biz Buzz’s mind – for this retailer. But Leslie’s Pool Supplies, which says it’s the world’s largest swimming pool supplies retailer, is looking to lease space in The Shops at Barnes Crossing on North Gloster Street in Tupelo.  The Shops are behind Logan’s, and […]

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Posted in Business news, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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United Furniture buys former Lane plant for $1.45 million

United Furniture Industries was the winning bidder for the former Lane Furniture Industries plant in Verona. United offered $1.45 million for the 475,000-square-foot facility . Doug Hanby, United’s chief financial officer, told the Daily Journal that the company will use it as a manufacturing facility for stationary furniture, and hopes to open it during the first […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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Toyota Mississippi donates toys, money to Salvation Army

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and its team members donated over 375 items including toys, clothes, electronics and beauty products during the company’s annual toy drive to help make Christmas wishes come true for families receiving services from the Salvation Army. Toyota Mississippi also donated $10,000 to provide more than 13,000 meals to the Army’s clients […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, Northeast Mississippi, Salvation Army, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments

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Square Books gets slice of author Patterson’s donation

Author James Patterson has donated more than $1 million to 178 independent bookstores across the country, and his last installment of $473,000 recently was doled out to 81 stores. Among the recipients was Square Books of Oxford. No amount was revealed.  Here’s the press release from Patterson’s publisher. James Patterson is kicking off the holiday […]

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Posted in Business news, National, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford0 Comments

MS Food Inspection

On the menu: Northeast Miss. food inspections report for 12.12.14

We’re back with ye olde  food inspections ort. We have restaurants, schools, nursing homes and convenience stores on the list. And also a few “B’s” and a “C.” Bon appetit! The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.  The facilities are graded from A to C. An “A” is the best.  A […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurant inspections0 Comments

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SeaPort Airlines reception and meet-and-greet today in Tupelo

SeaPort Airlines began air service in October in Tupelo, with roundtrip flights to Memphis and Nashville.  Now’s your chance to meet airline executives and ask them questions if you’d like. Starting at 6 p.m. today at Tupelo Regional Airport, a reception will be held, with SeaPort officials including executive VP Tim Sieber, manager of community […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, Transportation, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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