The top three cars targeted by thieves are the Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Impala and Nissan Altima, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau .
The NICB released another first-edition vehicle theft report, this one on the large and mid-sized classifications. The report is based on National Crime Information Center vehicle theft records for the period Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2012, and is limited to 2010, 2011 and 2012 model-year vehicles.
The large vehicle class contains nine makes and 10 models, while the mid-sized class has 16 makes and 20 models, as defined by Automotive News. This report reviews large/mid-sized thefts and produces a combined class top 10 most stolen list.
In the combined top five list, the most stolen car was the Toyota Camry with 4,619 thefts. It was followed by the Chevrolet Impala (3,608); Nissan Altima (3,103), Chevrolet Malibu (3,035) and Ford Fusion (2,819).
The rest of the top 10 were the Dodge Charger (2,808), Hyundai Sonata (1,847), Honda Accord (1,712), Dodge Avenger (1,321) and Chyrsler 300 (1,045).
During this reporting period, a total of 31,586 large and mid-sized vehicles were reported stolen in the United States. By far, the mid-sized class had the most theft activity with 22,090 thefts, or 70 percent of the combined large and mid-sized total.
If you’re thinking about going out in the rain and cold to eat tonight, be careful. Meanwhile, here are restaurant inspections around Northeast Mississippi done Nov. 26-Dec. 5.
The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities. The facilities are graded from A to C. “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to merit the closure of the restaurant.
- LEE COUNTY: (Baldwyn) Pizza Factory, Twenty Mile Fish Lake (Mooreville) Mooreville High School, Mooreville Elementary, Two Sisters; (Shannon) Griggs Grocery’s Deli, J&G One Stop; (Shannon) Smokey’s; (Tupelo) Papa Vanelli’s Pizzaria, Captain D’s – North Gloster, Palmetto Quick Stop, Sprint Mart #49, Newk’s Express Cafe, Mt. Fuji, Don Julio, Japanese Express,
- LAFAYETTE COUNTY: The Skate Place, Taqveria El Milagro, Taqueria El Milagro Bar, Oak Hill Stables, Carter’s Place, Harmons
- ALCORN COUNTY: Rienzi School, Corinth High School, Alcorn Central Elementary, Alcorn Central High, Glen School, Biggersville School, Kossuth School, Cafe Mike’s, Country Cottage, Kossuth Elementary, Tab & JoAnn Concession, Corinth Elementary, Grandmother Iron Skillet Kitchen, JT’z (more…)
A few weeks back, Tupelo had the cheapest gas price in the state, and it could be found at Murphy Express on West Main Street.
It’s at $2.79. At the Murphy Express, it’s 2.85, so it’s no longer the low-price leader it has been the past month – at least for now.
And as usual, gas prices vary widely in Tupelo, selling for as much as $3.07. Three other cities – Oxford, Ripley and Starkville – match that price as well.
Prices across the region:
- Amory $3.01
- Belden $2.99
- Booneville $3.05
- Corinth $3.06
- Fulton $2.99
- New Albany $2.99
- Pontotoc $3.04
- Sherman $2.97
A lot of you have been watching the progress on Earnest B’s Barbecue in downtown Tupelo, and I’m happy to report that the restaurant is having its grand opening on Tuesday.
The restaurant, located at 206 Troy Street in downtown Tupelo, will be open Monday-Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be closed on Sundays
Earnest B. Morgan and his wife, Cicely, are the owners.
And yes, they have closed their old Amory location after a great five-year run.
Earnest B. at first wanted to keep both restaurants going, but decided he would be spread a little too thin to keep it up. So, he’s all in with the Tupelo location, which is the former spot of the Rib Cage, and most recently, Romie’s Barbecue.
Earnest B’s specializes in Texas-style ribs, which means it’s a combination of the dry rub, the smoke and the special sauce, “Momma’s Sweet Heat” barbecue sauce, which was developed by his mother.
The restaurant will serve beef, pork, hicken, turkey, nachos, sides and other items you would expect.
No beer or alcohol will be served. Morgan is a pastor and said the focus of the restaurant is “family, food and fun.”
We’ll have a more extensive interview in Saturday’s Daily Journal. But we wanted to get the initial news out now to ya.
You’ve got another week left for your chance to win more than $2,000 worth of prizes from downtown Tupelo merchants. Between now and Dec. 12, shoppers who spend at least $20 at participating merchants gift certificatess, cupcakes, clothing, a gas card, gift baskets, framed art and more.
It’s the second annual “Win the Window”Christmas promotion sponsored by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.
You can see all the prizes in the window at 207 Main Street, the office of the Laher Law firm.
Every purchase of $20 or more gets you an entry into the contest.
Last year, some 2,500 entries were received. So far, more than 1,000 entries have been received.
The drawing will be held next Friday, Dec. 13.
Participating businesses include Bar-B-Q by Jim, Cafe 212, Caron Gallery, Fairpark Grill, Farmhouse on Main, His Hers Antiques & Collectibles, J. Edward Design Co., MLM Clothiers, Pava V’s, Park Heights, Reed’s Regions Bank, Rosie’s, SprintPrint, Swirlz, The Dance Studio, The Main Attraction, Tupelo Community Theatre, Tupelo Hardware and Voe’s Boutique.
AT&T has added additional cell towers in Pontotoc and Tupelo to expand its 4G LTE coverage.
In Pontotoc, a new tower is located on South Martin Luther King Drive near the Lyle Hansburger Sportsplex.
In Tupelo, the additional tower is along South Gloster Street and is meant to add capacity and coverage to North Mississippi Medical Center and surrounding businesses and homes.
AT&T launched its 4G LTE service in Tupelo and Pontotoc in August.
“Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience, and they’ll be able to download, upload, stream and game faster than ever before on our 4G LTE network,” said Rich Guidotti, vice president and general manager of AT&T Consumer and Mobility, Gulf States.
Speaking to more than 800 attendees at the Governor’s Energy Summit, Gov. Bryant announced the Fraser Institute has again ranked Mississippi among the world’s most attractive places for oil and gas investment. Mississippi ranks number two globally for energy policy and is first in its tier when energy policy is considered along with proven oil and gas reserves.
The Fraser Institute developed the rankings by surveying petroleum industry executives about barriers to investment in 157 oil- and gas-producing regions throughout the world. According to the report, barriers to investment can include high taxes, cost of regulatory compliance, uncertainty over environmental regulations and the interpretation and administration of regulations.