Archive | January, 2014

MS Food Inspection

Inspections 01.31.14: Harvey’s, Sao Thai, The Library, Mel’s Diner, more

And here’s this week food inspection report. Scroll down to the B’s and C’s, and I think Mississippi State might want to chat with Aramark. They’re a bit inconsistent. 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 […]

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

Cooper Tire, joint-venture partner reach agreement on Chinese factory

Cooper Tire has reached an agreement with its Chinese joint venture partner , the labor union and their shared facility, Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., or CCT.  Cooper owns 65 percent of the plant, but its partner put a halt to a $2.2 billion merger between Cooper and Apollo Tyres  late last year after it […]

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

TVA to mark 80th anniversary at Tupelo ceremony

The Tennessee Valley Authority is commemorating its 80th anniversary this year, and among the events the TVA is having will be in Tupelo next Friday.  Tupelo, the first city to receive TVA electricity – thus “The First TVA City” designation – ,will be host to TVA president and CEO Bill Johnson, TVA board member Richard […]

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Subway to anchor new retail center in east Tupelo

Pete Malone, the Tupelo-based Subway franchisee, is opening lucky store number 13 soon in east Tupelo. Malone bought the lot where Trulove’s Auto Center once stood on East Main Street (next to Anytime Fitness), and is converting the space to a 6,200-square-foot retail center.  On the east side of the all-brick-and-glass building will be a […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo2 Comments

Study: What you drive may affect who’s attracted to you

From Yahoo News, we have this story about cars and trucks. But not just any story…. : If you find yourself without a date this Valentine’s Day, maybe it’s not you. Maybe it’s your car.  According to a new survey by, women say that attractive men tend to drive black Ford pickup trucks. Men […]

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Waste Management pickups may be delayed, but not in Tupelo

Waste Management North Central Mississippi said winter weather conditions and road closures could mean customers may experience garbage collection service delays for the rest of the week and through Saturday. However, it said there are no delays in Tupelo, which escaped the ice and snow.  Any regularly-scheduled Wednesday residential collection routes not picked up will […]

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ICYMI: German auto supplier bringing 600-plus jobs to Lee County

In case you haven’t visited our Daily Journal website, we broke this great news last night: A German automotive supplier, Grammer AG, is bringing more than 600 jobs to Lee County.  Some excerpts: Today, local and state economic development leaders will gather at the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Shannon to make the announcement. […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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