Archive | December, 2013

Mississippi: 6,265 jobs, $1 billion in investment in 2013

From the Mississippi Development Authority:  Led by Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi’s aggressive efforts to create jobs and attract new investment produced significant results, with 2013 more than doubling the jobs and investment generated in the state in the previous year. Projects supported by Mississippi Development Authority over the past year created 6,265 new jobs for […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo3 Comments

Mississippi Silicon project reappears, to create 200 jobs in Burnsville

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. State officials announced today that that Mississippi Silicon will build a new silicon metal production facility in Burnsville in Tishomingo County. The company, Mississippi Silicon, is investing $200 million in the project, which will create 200 jobs, according to Gov. Phil Bryant’s office. It’s at least the second […]

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Now here’s a TV to watch bowl games on…

So maybe you didn’t get that big high=def television you were hoping for for Christmas. Well, you’ve got 360 days until next Christmas to help save up for the latest, greatest TV from Samsung. Or you can go ahead and pony up for one with bowl season here and the Olympics comin up.g Samsun has […]

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Bishop’s BBQ to open in former Eli’s BBQ

The former Eli’s BBQ in Tupelo is being repainted and renovated, and we can confirm that Bishop’s BBQ Grill will be moving into the spot. Eli’s closed inexplicably in late November, and it wasn’t until about a week later that a sign was posted that it was indeed closed. No explanation given. Bishop’s will be opening […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo3 Comments

Cooper Tire terminates merger with Apollo

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. announced it is ending its merger agreement with Apollo Tyre. Cooper says financing can’t be secured for the deal and will sue for damages. Apollo also  said it will also pursue damages. Cooper said it doesn’t believe a $50 million breakup fee applies in its case, but said it thinks […]

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Posted in Business news, Cooper Tire, International, Manufacturing, Mergers & acquisitions, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

Inspections: City Grocery, Sweet Cheeks Donuts, more

It wasn’t a very busy week for the state Department of Health’s food inspectors, but here’s what we have for this week. 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 […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurant inspections0 Comments

Report: Cooper Tire pursuing damages against Apollo

Cooper Tire doesn’t seem to think there’s any chance of its $2.5 billion merger with Apollo to go through, and has moved to file damages against the company. According to RubberNews.com, Cooper  “intends to pursue this case as an action for damages,” and that it intended to approach the court after Jan. 1 regarding scheduling […]

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Posted in Business news, Cooper Tire, International, Manufacturing, Mergers & acquisitions, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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