Archive for November 2012

Cheapest gas: Corinth 11/30/12

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Cheapest gas today in Northeast Mississippi is in Corinth, according to a Daily Journal survey.

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You can find a gallon of regular gas in Corinth today for $3.05.

Most expensive: Amory and Starkville $3.23

Reminder: This survey is designed to find the cheapest gas. The cities with the “most expensive” title are the ones that came in at the bottom of our cheapest gas list. There are other stations with more expensive gas, but we aren’t hunting for that. We’re looking for the station where you are going to spend the most money when you want to find cheap gas. Make sense?

Other prices:
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Written by Carlie Kollath Wells

November 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Saturday event schedule for downtown Tupelo

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Downtown Tupelo will be full of the holiday spirit Saturday.

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Guide to events for the day:

6:30 a.m. 

The Kiwanis Club has its annual pancake breakfast at First United Methodist Church,  412 W. Main St. Tickets are $5 at the door or available from Kiwanians in advance. Ends at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds go to local youth-related causes.

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Inspections: Burger King, Pizza Factory 11/29/12

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Only one new Lee County restaurant inspection is posted this week on

A few more reports were added/updated since last week’s post (read it) so we’ve also posted all new inspection info since Nov. 16 to catch up.

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Click here to read previous reports from MSDH.

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.

The following Lee County facilities were inspected between Nov. 16 and today.

The facilities are listed as they are in the MSDH system, even if there are typos.

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Written by Carlie Kollath Wells

November 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Starbucks unveils $7 cup of coffee

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Alas, coffee drinkers, you won’t be able to sample this pricey cuppa joe in Tupelo. 

The Starbucks location on West Main this morning confirmed it doesn’t carry the beans. But, Cafe 212 co-owner Amanda Hayden tells us she’ll  be happy to fancy up a large $2 coffee and stick a $7 price tag on it for you :-)

From (full story):

Spend $7 on a full lunch or on a single cup of Starbucks coffee?

The brew in question: The Seattle giant’s new Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, its most expensive offering ever and also one of its rarest. The coffee is part of the company’s Reserve line and costs $7 for a grande cup.

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Written by Carlie Kollath Wells

November 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

Simply Sweet by Margarete now open

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Simply Sweet by Margarete‘s pastries and chocolates shop is now open.

We dropped by and picked up a sampling of muffins, along with a fresh baguette hot out of the oven.

You’ll find assorted chocolates, along with what Margarete calls old world bread, pastries, pies and cakes. The first customers this morning also bought some yeast rolls that also came piping hot out of the oven.

Fresh rye bread was available as well, and other breads will be added.

“We’re feeling our way through this right now to see what people like and want,” she said.

Simply Sweet is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

The phone number is (662) 840-3290.

It’s located at 189 S. Green St., next to the railroad tracks

Written by Dennis Seid

November 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

FedEx expects busiest day to be Dec. 10

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Interesting news about the shipping company up the road. 

From Marketwatch (full text):

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — FedEx expects the busiest package delivery day in its history on Dec. 10, when holiday gift-giving ramps up in the face of brisk online shopping.

FedEx is forecasting 19 million deliveries in its worldwide network on Dec. 10, up from 17.2 million in its year-ago busiest day, which took place on Dec. 12.

That day is known as Green Monday, which falls on the second Monday of December. It’s one of the most profit-heavy days for retailers and the start of the busiest online shopping week of the year.

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Written by Carlie Kollath Wells

November 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

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Bill would donate forgotten airport clothes to vets

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Clothing left behind at airport security checkpoints would be turned over for distribution to homeless veterans under a bill  the House passed Tuesday.

Under the Clothe a Homeless Hero Act, the Transportation Security Administration and Veterans Affairs Department would partner with local veterans organizations and charities to distribute abandoned clothing to homeless veterans and their families. Sponsor Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) has said the idea arose when she left a scarf behind when going through screening earlier this year.

TSA said it does not catalogue what is left at checkpoints and that items are turned over to states, which have their own procedures for collecting and disposing of them. Some already are turned over to charities.

The bill now moves to the Senate.

Written by Carlie Kollath Wells

November 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm