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CarMax officially opens in Tupelo

It’s not news to you if you’ve been a Biz Buzz reader, but CarMax is open in Tupelo. Here’s the official press release from the company. And, as a side note, Daily Journal sports editor John Pitts was its first customer. Don’t worry, he had to pay. Wasn’t an quid pro quo situation. The nation’s […]

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Carmax sign 9.30.14

CarMax to open Tupelo store next week

CarMax is set to open its Tupelo location next week, the company confirmed today.  A soft opening is planned Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the used car giant, which has more than 120 stores nationwide. It will be the second CarMax store in the state; the other location is in Jackson. The Tupelo store – located […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments


GreenTech Automotive finishes Tunica production facility

GreenTech Automotive announced  today it has finished construction on its production plant in Tunica.  Here’s the company’s press release: GreenTech Automotive (GTA) a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced today that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss. “GTA has made significant progress toward […]

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Travelers to hit the road for Labor Day, face cheaper gas prices

According to AAA, 34.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holidayweekend. Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer officially comes to a close. Meanwhile, travelers hitting the road will be paying less at the pump, as […]

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Corolla donation 2014

Auto museum, area career and tech centers get Corollas

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi donated seven cars today, the second time in as many years the Blue Springs plant has done so. This time, TMMMS donated six Corolla sedans to the career and technology centers in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties. A seventh car went to the Tupelo Automobile Museum for display. The museum also has on display a Toyopet, the first car Toyota imported […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Automobile Museum0 Comments

The site of the water garden and park is on Highway 9, across from the Post Office

Toyota Mississippi helping Blue Springs build community space

It’s been a dream of Blue Springs officials to build a community park of some sort for its 400 or so residents, but the budget never has been big enough to accommodate that dream.  Not until today, when a corporate neighbor announced it would lend a hand. That neighbor, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, is donating about […]

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2014 Toyota Corolla red

Toyota Mississippi donating cars to schools, auto museum

For the second time, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is donating cars.  This time, TMMMS is donating six cars to the high school career and technology centers in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties. A seventh car is going to the Tupelo Automobile Museum for display. “Toyota Mississippi places strong emphasis on educating the youth of the area […]

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