Archive | October, 2013

JP’s Funky Little Shack now open in Tupelo

We mentioned a few weeks ago that  JP’s was opening in the former Fusion 205/Gloster 205 location, and we can tell you that it is indeed open. It’s official name is JP’s Funky LIttle Shack. There’s a $6 lunch special available that includes a grilled cheese on white or wheat, plus chips or homemade tomato […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway names new superintendent

The Natchez Trace Parkway has named Mary Risser as its new superintendent. Here’s a press release from the National Park Service: Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announces the selection of Mary Risser, a 32-year career employee of the National Park Service (NPS), to serve as superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile long scenic byway […]

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A big ‘thank you’ to Biz Buzz readers

I wanted to send a big “Thank You” to all you Biz Buzz readers and commenters who have helped turned this business blog into one of the most popular sites to visit at the Daily Journal. While not unique statewide, I’d like to think we keep y’all up-to-date with the latest business news in and […]

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Toyota Mississippi VP to retire in January

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Vice President of Production Control and Administration Doug Formby has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 31. Formby said he was retiring after nearly 33 years of service with Toyota to spend more time with his family in Southern California. “I will leave behind many good friendships established in Mississippi and across […]

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McDonald’s celebrates grand reopening in Pontotoc

After 27 years and 10 million meals, the McDonald’s restaurant in Pontotoc needed a little facelift. Well, make that a total makeover. The restaurant officially reopened today after a 70-day project that demolished the old building and built a new one. “This is something the people of Pontotoc deserved, something that was needed,” said Demetris […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New Albany, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo0 Comments

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Restaurants targeted by Tupelo Water and Light credit card scam

Earlier this month, Tupelo Water & Light  warned customers about a scam in which a caller claiming to represent TWL asked for credit card information. Turns out, the scam hasn’t gone away. This time, restaurants are getting hit. From the city: These scam calls have apparently started up again and seem to be targeting businesses, […]

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Thai Garden now open in Tupelo Commons

Remember that second Thai restaurant we told you about a few weeks ago? It’s now open in Tupelo Commons. The restaurant, Thai Garden, is in the retail center next to Best Buy, housing Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Hancock Fabrics and others. Thai Garden is located between Ageless Men’s Health and ERA 1932, just a couple of doors […]

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