Archive | February, 2014

MS Food Inspection

Inspections 2.28.14: Schools, Steele’s, Beacon, Atkinson’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 faciliaties were inspected between Feb. 21-28. The facilities are […]

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Posted in Food & Dining, Restaurant inspections0 Comments

NOleput festival to debut on April 5

We told you about the return of the popular Oleput festival in Tupelo earlier this week, and now, it’s official – the festival is back. Well, sort of. The name has been tweaked – it’s now “NOleput”  Here’s what organizers announced moments ago on its Facebook page: We are happy to announce that NOleput will […]

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Posted in Business news, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo1 Comment

Discuss: Who should fill Atlanta Bread spot in Tupelo?

Now that Atlanta Bread Co. has met its unfortunate demise in Tupelo, who would you like to go in its place? There’s a discussion going on on the Daily Journal’s Facebook page, and here are some of the suggestions:   Mugshots Five Guys Joe’s Crab Shack Panera Bread Cheddar’s TGIFriday’s Red Robin Steak n Shake […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo5 Comments

Exclusive: Cooper Tire looking to upgrade Tupelo plant

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is seeking $20 million in state money, plus another $18 million from Tupelo and Lee County to upgrade its plant in Tupelo. As reported today by the Daily Journal’s Bobby Harrison, Cooper promises to keep at least 1,300 jobs for 10 years. The company, which has been in Tupelo since […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Cooper Tire, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

ICYMI: Atlanta Bread in Tupelo closes doors Wednesday

Atlanta Bread Company in Tupelo closed unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, and Robbie Ward reported in the Daily Journal that customers and employees were caught off guard.  An excerpt from the story: According to employees, they were told to display a closed sign around 3:30 p.m. Remaining customers finished their meal and left as shocked employees learned […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Unemployment0 Comments


Mississippi Senate passes sales tax holiday for sportsmen

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announced that the Mississippi Senate has passed a sales tax holiday to encourage sportsmen to purchase firearms and hunting supplies in Mississippi.  Senate Bill 2425 gives sports enthusiasts a sales tax break on firearms, ammunition, hunting supplies and fishing supplies purchased the first weekend of September. Louisiana has a similar holiday. […]

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Hopeful laid-off Lane employees attend job fair

Last month, the parent company of Lane Furniture Industries stunned the employees at Lane’s Saltillo plant, announcing it would be closed by March 21. Heritage Home Group said “business circumstances” forced it to make the decision. The decision meant 480 people would be laid off.  Many of them are looking for jobs, and on Wednesday, a job […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Furniture Brands International, Job info, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo, Unemployment, Workplace issues1 Comment

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