Archive | April, 2013

Last day to get $20 pass to Elvis Festival

Today is the last day to get the Fairpark Weekend Pass for only $20 for the Tupelo Elvis Festival.   The pass includes entry to the Friday night concert featuring Cowboy Mouth and the Saturday night show with Montgomery Gentry. You can purchase tickets online at or by calling 662-841-6598. The Tupelo Elvis Festival wil be held June 6 […]

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Drive-by: Old South Gloster restaurant building makes move

If this looks vaguely familiar, here’s a refresher: It used to be on South Gloster Street in Tupelo.  Last week, we told you about Sonic Drive-In relocating it’s South Gloster location a little farther north – next to McAlister’s (Click here for previous coverage). Well, the buildings making up the former Krystal/Guthries Fried Chicken Tenders/Peggy’s […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo3 Comments

MDES, Miss. State partner on job-search engine

It was initially designed for students and alumni of Mississippi State University, but officials say it’s open to other state colleges and universities will be included soon. What is “it?” An online job-search program the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and MSU have developed. More from MSU: As spring graduation approaches, officials at Mississippi State […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs50 Comments

McDonalds CEO talks deliveries, breakfast

McDonald’s President and CEO Don Thompson spoke on CNBC this morning about changes and improvements the fast food titan will soon implement. Sounds like the chances of having an egg McMuffin delivered to your dorm room are improving. From Consumers can expect one of the world’s largest restaurant chains to look very different in the future, with […]

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Inspections: Lost Pizza, Stables

Another good week for restaurant inspections. Only one of the sites inspected this week received a B.   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 […]

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Gas prices: Sam’s again lowest in region 4/26/13

Last Friday, our survey of gas stations showed Sam’s Club in Tupelo with the lowest gas price at $3.13 a gallon. Sam’s Club in Tupelo reported the lowest gas prices again today for the third straight week  at $3.08. The highest price this week is again in Amory at $3.36.  The state average is down again to $3.27. This time last year, it was […]

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Yokohama Tire headed to Clay County

As we speculated yesterday on Biz Buzz, the tire company headed to Clay County would be Yokohama Tire Co..  Tire Review posted a story morning, confirming it is indeed the Japanese tire maker. Yokohama Rubber Co., the parent of Yokohama Tire, also confirmed the news in this statement. From Tire Review: In the end, Yokohama […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Manufacturing87 Comments

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