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United Furniture moving headquarters to Verona, opening Feb. 9

As we first told you last week, United Furniture Industries is looking to hire 300 people to begin production of stationary furniture at its new plant in Verona. It also is moving its corporate headquarters to Verona. The former Lane Furniture plant is being converted for United, which will  start with four production lines in two […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Furniture, Job info, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Verona0 Comments

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Tupelo Elvis Festival ticket packages go on sale Tuesday

Pre-sale tickets for the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival go on sale  Tuesday through the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.  The festival will be held June 4 – 7, 2015. From DTMSA: After an overwhelming success at the BancorpSouth Arena last year, the Tupelo Elvis Festival is excited to welcome fans from around the world back […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth Arena, Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Birthplace, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

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On the menu: Food inspections report for 1/23/15

Not a lot of inspection reports this week, although we do have another restaurant getting a “C.” The honor goes to a West Point restaurant listed as Midsouth Waffles, but you’d know it better as Waffle House. The only critical violation listed on the report was that the restaurant didn’t have a certified manager.  Last week, Robin […]

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Ni hao! Chinese delegation to visit Tupelo Furniture Market

Retailers and representatives of furniture associations from China will visit the Tupelo Furniture Market next month officials announced today.  They’ll meet with state furniture manufacturers at the Spring Market, which will be held Feb. 4-6. The visit was organized by the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. In 2006, a delegation from Mississippi, including officials from the […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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Tupelo eatery Grady’s Korner Kitchen now closed

Grady’s Korner Kitchen – which opened last March as Grady’s – has closed, the family confirmed. The restaurant on the corner of Daybrite and South Green in Tupelo originally opened with the intent to bring back some nostalgia with the old Grady’s 10-Cent Hamburger Huts. Grady Wood founded that popular place many years ago. Alas, […]

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United Furniture holds job fair, plans to open plant in February

United Furniture Industries, which last month had the winning bid to buy the former Lane Furniture facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Verona, is having a job fair today. The company, which employs some 1,600 workers at its plants in Okolona, Amory, Nettleton and Hatley, as well as a frame shop in Vardaman, looks to […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Verona1 Comment

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Toyota holds on to global sales crown for third year

For the third year in a row, Toyota Motor Corp. led the globe in auto sales in 2014. Toyota edged Volkswagen AG, while General Motors Co. was third.  Toyota’s sales were up 3 percent from 2013,  selling 10.23 million vehicles last year. Volkswagen sold 10.14 million vehicles in 2014, up  4 percent. GM’s global sales rose 2 percent […]

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