Archive | May, 2013

Inspections 5/31/13: Mary McGuires, Boure

We’ve expanded the restaurant inspections list beyond Lee County and Tupelo, as you can see. After listing the restaurants inspected in Lee County, we went to other counties in Northeast Mississippi (Alcorn, Clay, Lafayette, etc.) Some counties didn’t have any restaurants inspected. The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.The facilities are graded from A […]

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Sweet Cheeks restaurant coming to Fulton

Fulton is getting a new sandwich and donut shop this summer. Tupelo native Alex Williamson is opening up Sweet Cheeks Donut & Sammich Shop at 302 Main Street just between downtown and the ICC campus.  Williamson has been the assistant baseball coach at ICC for the past 6 years but said he is leaving to open […]

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Gas prices hold steady another week 5/31/13

Gas prices in the region held steady this week. Last Friday, our survey of gas stations showed Corinth and Fulton had the lowest gas prices at $3.16.  Today, Fulton and Sam’s Club in Tupelo are tied for the lowest price at $3.15. The highest price this week is in Amory again at $3.37.  The state average is down one cent to $3.25. This time last year, […]

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7 on 7 Qualifying Tournament coming to Tupelo

The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has landed another great sporting event for the city.  The Mississippi National Select 7 on 7 Qualifying Tournament will be held at Sportsplex in Ballard Park June 28-29, 2013.  Presented in partnership with the Tupelo Football Association, the tournament is open to MHSAA or AHSAA affiliated high school football teams and […]

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Japanese auto industry jobs in U.S. grow 5 percent

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said today that the total number of workers employed directly or indirectly by the Japanese auto industry in the U.S. rose 5 percent last year from 2011. JAMA said 57,939 people were employed in the U.S. by Japanese automakers last year, compared to 53,693 in 2011. Japanese auto investment in […]

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Advanced Innovations investing $4M, adding 50 jobs

In 2002, Sleep Innovations got out of sales and marketing and into manufacturing sleep products like mattresses, pillows and toppers. Their first plant opened in Southern California in 2003, followed by a facility in Verona. The company started its Mississippi operations with a handful of people, and two years later, it move The company, which […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Furniture, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi1 Comment

WSJ Blog: Is economy doing better than GDP suggests?

Check out this Wall Street Journal blog.  We talk about unemployment and jobs coming to the region often.  This is an interesting take on why we are seeing some job growth despite a week GDP. From WSJ.com…. Why has job growth been decent over the past year, even as gross domestic product has remained weak? […]

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