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Genesis Furniture in Pontotoc closed, 63 laid off

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Genesis Furniture Co. in Pontotoc has closed, according to a notice issued by the Mississippi Department of closed4Employment Security.

The move, announced to employees April 4, affects 63 workers.
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Written by Dennis Seid

April 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Last 747 for Japanese airline to land in Tupelo on Thursday

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Biz Buzz speculated two weeks ago that the final Boeing 747 belonging to All Nippon Airways (ANA) could very well be headed to Tupelo and Universal Asset Management.

This is the retired ANA 747 that will be landing in Tupelo Thursday.

This is the retired ANA 747 that will be landing in Tupelo Thursday.


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New restaurant will serve ‘the biggest burger in Tupelo’

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Biz Buzz has been wondering what’s going on with the shell building in front of Kilgore’s Supermarket  and Walls Bargain Center on South Gloster Street in Tupelo, and now we know:

It’s the future home of Super Demario’sSuper Demario's
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Written by Dennis Seid

April 15, 2014 at 8:36 am

New air service in Tupelo could be in place by August

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While Silver Airways has announced it is ending commercial air service in Tupelo (click here for previous coverage),  Silver Air planeofficials with the Tupelo Regional Airport think a replacement carrier could be in place as early as August.
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Written by Dennis Seid

April 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Homer’s Steaks and More in Tupelo adjusts hours

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Homer’s Steaks & More at 825 W. Jefferson in Tupelo has adjusted its hours, opening an hour later during the week and staying open a little bit longer.

Homer's Steaks & More is in the bottom right of the building.

Homer’s Steaks & More is in the bottom right of the building.


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Written by Dennis Seid

April 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Visitors’ numbers increase on Natchez Trace Parkway

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Visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway continue to increase this year over last year, keeping the parkway in the top 10 of the National Park Service’s sites in attendance. Natchez Trace Parkway
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Written by Dennis Seid

April 14, 2014 at 9:33 am

Blue Delta Jean Co. to open Oxford studio

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The owners of Blue Delta Jean Co. (BDJ) announced their plans to open a studio in Oxford.

The expansion marks the clothing manufacturer’s first retail location that will be open to the public. bdj_logo

“Oxford was an easy choice for our first retail venture.” says BDJ CEO Josh West, “It’s been a strong market for us from the beginning and the town has an atmosphere for fashion that rivals cities much larger in size.”

According to the company,

Located in the heart of downtown Oxford the bespoke studio will provide customers the opportunity to customize their jean by selecting from a collection of raw materials including denim, thread, and hardware. The experience will include a fit session with a BDJ designer. The studio will also carry custom shirts, limited runs of hand-sewn leather goods, and other unique American Made fashion products.

“The community has been very receptive to the concept.” says Oxford resident and BDJ COO Nick Weaver, “Downtown Oxford is already providing some remarkable options in southern style. We feel that our premium bespoke denim will fit right in.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Dennis Seid

April 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm