Michael Cox and his wife, Kayla, bought three iPhone 6 Plus smartphones Friday morning at Verizon Wireless in Tupelo.

Sales of iPhone 6 going briskly in Tupelo

Jody Dill of Mantachie spent 16 hours  waiting to buy the bigger, better, faster Apple iPhone 6, getting to the AT&T Wireless store on North Gloster Street Thursday afternoon at around 4 p.m. to wait for the store’s 8 a.m. opening today. But Michael Cox waited even longer. He was first in line at the nearby […]

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Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail work to begin in October

The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said today at a groundbreaking ceremony.  Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. The $11.5 million project includes repaving and widening East Main […]

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Mantachie Walmart Neighborhood Market now hiring

Walmart will hire about 30 employees for its new Walmart Neighborhood Market that’s scheduled to open this winter in Mantachie.  A temporary hiring kiosk has opened in the Walmart Supercenter at 3929 N. Gloster Street in Tupelo. Store manager Brandon Williams will hire full- and part-time associates. Most will begin work next month. Applications will be accepted 24 […]

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BancorpSouth senior VP Lewis announces retirement

Gordon Lewis, BancorpSouth’s senior executive vice president in the company’s business development team, is retiring Dec. 12, bank officials said today.  He is the second upper management level executive to retire from BancorpSouth this year. Former president and chief operating officer Jim Kelley announced earlier this year he was retiring in August. He was replaced […]

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Tupelo Oktoberfest

Tupelo Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 30 in Fairpark

Ready for some music, beer and food, German style?  Then prepare for Tupelo Oktoberfest. Details are just now being rolled out, but Fairpark will be the site of the Tupelo Oktoberfest on Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There’s no admission charge, but a $30 wristband for adults over 21 gives them access to […]

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Roxul opening 600K-square-foot Byhalia facility Sept. 24

Roxul is officially opening its 600,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Byhalia next Wednesday. Roxul Inc. is based in Canada and is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, based in Denmark. The company makes insulation from natural stone and recycled content. The Marshall County facility is its first in the U.S. Roxul Inc. makes stone wool insulation from natural stone and […]

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Severstal completes sale of Columbus steel plant, other plant

Russian steel company Severstal has completed its sale of a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics. In a statement from Severstal’s press office, CEO Alexey Mordashov confirmed Tuesday the sale of Severstal Columbus LLC  to Steel Dynamics Inc. and Severstal Dearborn LLC to AK Steel. Steel Dynamics, based in Fort Wayne, […]

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