Archive | August, 2013

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Tupelo’s Cafe 212’s Elvis-inspired sandwiches make Zagat list

Zagat recently featured “50 States, 50 Sandwiches,” and Tupelo’s own Cafe 212 was featured for the Magnolia State.  Every state has its own specialty dishes, but it’s often the unique regional sandwiches you find all around the U.S. that best embody the spirit of each community and its local cuisine. August is National Sandwich Month, […]

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Restaurant inspections 8/30/13: Ryan’s, China Capital, Malibu’s, Lackie’s, more

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 Northeast Mississippi facilities were inspected between Aug. 23-30. The facilities are listed […]

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New restaurant opening soon in west Tupelo

UPDATE 9/18/13: Steele’s Dive is indeed open. I dropped by their for lunch and got a plate with chicken and dumplings, green beans and fried okra. Can’t get much more Southern than that. There’s no website or Facebook page yet, but the phone number is (662) 205-4345 ————– A new restaurant in west Tupelo is […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

Northeast Miss. gas prices going up 8/30/13

Pretty sure you’ve noticed gas prices going up all week, prompted no doubt by the tension over Syria. Any crisis in the MIddle East leads to worries over the oil supply, and you know what happens – oil prices, and thus gas prices – go up, too. In Northeast Mississippi, there’s a wide range of […]

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Cooper Tire-Apollo Tyres merger goes to a vote Sept.30

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that the $2.5 billion merger with India-basedApollo Tyres will be voted on by shareholders on Sept. 30. Cooper stockholders of record as of the close of business Aug. 30 are entitled to vote at the special meeting, which will take place at the law offices of Jones Day, 901 […]

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Greg Roy

Former Lane president joins Dufresne Spencer Group

Greg Roy, who resigned earlier this month as Furniture Brands International’s vice president of new product development, has joined Saltillo-based Dufresne Spencer Group. Roy, who was president of Lane Furniture before assuming his last role with Furniture Brands, will lead DGS’s Stash division. Stash is an eclectic furniture and accessories retail format, and the company […]

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BancorpSouth raises dividend to 5 cents

BancorpSouth announced it will a dividend of 5 cents a share on Oct. 1.  It’s the first time BancorpSouth has raised its dividend after it cut its quarterly payment to 1 cent a share in the second quarter of 2011. Here’s what the Tupelo-based bank had to say: Dan Rollins, Chief Executive Officer of BancorpSouth, […]

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