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World Twinkie-Eating Championship coming back to Mississippi

We had the World Slugburger Eating Contest in Corinth earlier this summer, and now we’re getting the World Twinkie Eating Championship returning to  Tunica in a couple of week.. The returning champ is Joey Chestnut – yeah, the famous hot dog eating champ. He ate a record 121 Twinkies in six minutes last year.  Read on and […]

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On the menu: Food inspections for 10.24.14

Here are the food inspection reports from the past two weeks (Oct. 10-14) for facilities around Northeast Mississippi. The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.  The facilities are graded from A to C. An “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to […]

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JP’s Downtown opening today on Spring Street

JP’s Downtown is opening today, serving lunch from 10:30 to 2 p.m., according to its Facebook page. The restaurant is located at 316 N. Spring Street,  and bills itself as a steakhouse, seafood restaurant and pizza place. The location has been a restaurant several times over, including most recently Live from the Kitchen. It’s probably […]

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Villa International adding 75 jobs in Belmont

The Mississippi Development Authority announced that Villa International, a manufacturer of luxury furniture for motorhomes, announces the company is locating operations in the former Falcon Products facility in Belmont, in Tishomingo County. The project represents a $250,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs over a five year period. “I am proud to welcome Villa International […]

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Corinth operations unaffected by Kimberly-Clark cuts

Kimberly-Clark said today it plans to cut between up to 1,300 workers, primarily salaried staff in a restructuring effort. According to the Dallas Morning News, the restructuring program to improve efficiency and offset some overhead costs related to the spin-off of its health care business should save the company between $130 million to $160 million by […]

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Volunteers needed for Pigskins in the Park

The Downtown Main Street Association is needing volunteers for this Saturday’s Pigskins in the Park. To volunteer, click on this link to sign up for a time.  Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss are on the road this weekend, and C Spire and Renasant are sponsoring the event, which will show the games on a […]

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Work is still going on inside the restaurant to get it open in three weeks.

Super Hibachi Buffet looks to open Nov. 10

It’s been a couple of months since Biz Buzz last dropped in on the Super Hibachi Buffet going into the former Barnhill’s. The restaurant owners had planned to open this month, but more extensive work was needed – imagine that – to get it in shape to become a new restaurant. So, it looks like […]

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