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Toyota Mississippi donates toys, money to Salvation Army

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and its team members donated over 375 items including toys, clothes, electronics and beauty products during the company’s annual toy drive to help make Christmas wishes come true for families receiving services from the Salvation Army. Toyota Mississippi also donated $10,000 to provide more than 13,000 meals to the Army’s clients […]

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Tupelo Auto Sales sold to Carlock Automotive Group

One of Northeast Mississippi’s oldest automobile dealerships, Tupelo Auto Sales, has been sold to Carlock Automotive Group, which owns Toyota and Nissan dealerships in Tupelo. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, was completed today, and Larry Brymer, the general manager of Carlock’s dealerships in Tupelo. He said the new Carlock Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram name for the dealership is […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Transportation, Tupelo2 Comments


Toyota Mississippi makes donation to American Legion Post 49

At a Veterans Day ceremony at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs today, company officials marked the plant’s first commemoration of the day.  TMMMS, which began production in October 2011, employs 2,000 workers, 160 of whom are veterans. At the ceremony, Toyota Mississippi made a $2,500 donation to American Legion Post 49 in Tupelo, […]

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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 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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