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Tupelo chef shares plans about The Skillet restaurant

Daily Journal Food Editor Ginna Parsons caught up with Tupelo chef David Leathers, who updated her on his plans for The Skillet restaurant at the corner of Clayton Avenue and West Jackson Street. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up today’s paper, here’s a link to the story on the Daily Journal’s website. What […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment


Kellex bringing 75 jobs to Tupelo

Officials from Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, announce the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as their location to pursue new growth […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Toyota shifting Corolla production from Canada to Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1 billion to invest in an assembly plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, moving production of the Corolla sedan from its plant in Cambridge, Ontario. Corolla production will continue at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. The factory in Mexico will  employ 2,000 workers and will build as many as  200,000 cars a year. Production […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, Business news, Economic development, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments

Judd Wilson

Wilson named vice president of chamber of commerce for CDF

Judd Wilson has been named vice president of the Chamber of Commerce for the Community Development Foundation. He has been the CDF’s director of small business development for the Renasant Center for IDEAs since October 2012. He will continue in that position as well In his new role, he’ll lead the chamber division in the recruitment and […]

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Margarete’s Fine Chocolates mulling airport shop

Margarete’s Fine Chocolates is working out details with the Tupelo Airport Authority to open a small gift shop inside the terminal at the Tupelo Regional Airport. The space owner Henry Daniels is considering is next to the Budget and Hertz rental car spaces, and adjacent to the board room. The shop, which would be called […]

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Posted in Business news, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

MS Food Inspection

On the menu: Food inspection report for 04.10.15

Not too many inspections in Tupelo and Lee County last week, but inspectors were out and about Northeast Mississippi.  There is one “C” to report, and that’s at Pizza Den in Oxford. There was only one violation – no certified manager when the inspector came  through. And it was a repeat violation. The state Department […]

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Sara Evans

Paul Thorn, Sara Evans to headline Elvis Festival entertainment

Paul Thorn and Sara Evans will be the headline acts at the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival June 4-7 in downtown Tupelo The lineup for Friday, June 5 has Memphis Jones as the opening act, followed by Thorn. On Saturday, June 6, the opener is Charlie Worsham, followed by Evans. The Fairpark stage will kick each night off with an Elvis […]

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Posted in Business news, Elvis Presley, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

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