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Hancock Fabrics CFO resigns to take job with another retailer

In an SEC filing today, Hancock Fabrics announced that on Thursday, James B. Brown, its executive vice president and chief financial officer, had resigned to accept an executive position with an unnamed midwest retailer. His resignation is effective Sept. 15. “There are no disagreements between Mr. Brown and the company on any matter relating to the company’s operations, […]

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On the menu 8.28.15: Three C scores handed out this week

This week brings us a trio of facilities getting hit with a ‘C’ during recent inspections by the Mississippi Department of Health.  Crossroads Catering in Corinth was not in compliance with “no bare hand contact with ready to eat foods,” “adequate hand washing facilities supplied accessible” and “food separated and protected.” Crossroads Quickstop  in Corinth was not […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurant inspections, Restaurants0 Comments

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‘Nothing planned right now’ for potential hotel site in Tupelo

Last month, we speculated that the patch of land between BNA Bank and the Fairfield Inn & Suites could be home to another hotel, as truckloads of dirt were being moved to the site. Now the site has been  brought up to the level of the Fairfield Inn parking lot, so SOMETHING could go there. Well, Biz Buzz has […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Real estate, Tupelo0 Comments

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Planet Fitness looking to open in Tupelo

It seems that Planet Fitness is opening a location in Tupelo. According to this job posting for a trainer for Tupelo, it’s a full-time gig, and the Tupelo location will be part of the South Alabama Group. No word on when or where it will open, but there’s plenty of commercial space available in the city. The fitness […]

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Posted in Business news, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Sitel to add 500 workers to call center in Starkville

Sitel, which has a call center in Starkville, said it is looking to add 500 jobs, including 400 full-time jobs and 100 seasonal jobs due to “significant business expansions” including a work with a “global leader in the television industry and a national leader in the insurance and benefits enrollment industry.” Sitel has been in Starkville […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, National, Northeast Mississippi, Starkville0 Comments

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Inspection report 8/21/15: A good clean week

It’s almost a completely clean inspection report this week. If it hadn’t been for the Pontotoc County Jail getting a “B,” everybody would have gotten an “A” But at least no “C’s” to report on. Once again, schools were a big focus of inspectors. They all got “A’s” As a reminder, the state Department of […]

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SeaPort agrees to withdraw service from Tupelo

SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its service in Tupelo, said Cliff Nash, executive director of the Tupelo Regional Airport. Last week, the Tupelo Airport Authority asked the Portland, Oregon-based airline to end its federally subsidized, two-year contract, citing poor performance problems since service began last October. Nash said the airport authority asked SeaPort to […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport1 Comment


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