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On the menu 3/27/15: Mostly good report card, with one C

This week’s food inspection/facility report was mostly filled with A’s. A good thing, since schools seem to have been the focus for inspectors in the past week.  Only one C this week, going to Denny’s in Starkville. It  got the score  for two violations: not having proper hot holding temperature for food and not having proper […]

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New UH-72 Lakota helicopter trainer delivered to US Army

From Airbus Helicopters comes the news that it has delivered to the U.S. Army the first UH-72-A Lakota helicopter configured to be its initial-entry training helicopter. According to Airbus, seven Lakotas  “have been modified to the training configuration and fielded to Fort Rucker, in preparation for the Lakota’s formal introduction into the training curriculum in […]

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Officials held a dedication ceremony this morning in Fairpark near the Elvis statue, planting a Yoshino cherry tree.

Tupelo, Japanese team up for Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese) have long been a symbol of joy  and hope of rebirth, used by the Japanese as a token of friendship. With that in mind, Tupelo next year will host its first North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival – in fact, it will be the first in the state. Today, city and county […]

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Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

Vanelli's pre-tornado

A Vanelli’s update, plus news on Krispy Kreme

We bring you two pieces of information we think many of you will be interested in: Krispy Kreme and Vanelli’s in Tupelo.  • First, Vanelli’s: We had a quick conversation this week with voz, and he said he’s still mulling his choices. The biggest factor going into his decision is making sure he does it […]

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Pro South adding sawmill, 57 jobs to Booneville operation

Officials from Booneville-based Pro South today said it expanding its operations in the city by adding a sawmill. The $2.75 million company investment will create 57 new jobs, officials said. In addition to Pro South’s logging, trucking, timber purchasing, and wood yard services operations, the company’s new sawmill will produce large quantities of processed lumber and timber products. “I […]

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Mississippi Mudslide.

AC’s Coffee soft opening under way at Midtown Pointe

Last month we told you about AC’s Coffee of New Albany opening in Midtown Pointe (the former Gloster Creek Village) in Tupelo. We’re happy to report it is now open in the food court of the center. Well, call it a soft-opening, as all the needed items haven’t quite made it to the store yet. […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Midtown District, Midtown Pointe, New Albany, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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