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State Main Street programs get national accreditation

The Mississippi Main Street Association announced that the following members cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center:   Aberdeen               Corinth                    Pascagoula Amory                    Greenville                […]

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Posted in Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Booneville, Business news, Corinth, National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Pontotoc, Ripley, Starkville, tourism, Tupelo, Water Valley, West Point0 Comments

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Booneville native to manage new Corinth Cracker Barrel

The new Cracker Barrel in Corinth is officially opening on Monday at 6 a.m., the company said today.  And its general manager is a Booneville native –  Jason King, who started with the company in 1999 after serving in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate. Cracker Barrel in Corinth is located at 1900 U.S. 72 […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Corinth, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, National, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, State0 Comments

Acco Brands adding 162 jobs with call center in Booneville

As mentioned last week, Acco Brands is expanding its plant in Booneville. The official announcement was made today, and it’s great news  162 new jobs with the addition of a call center. Press release from Gov. Phil Bryant’s office and the Mississippi Development Authority:  Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from office products supplier ACCO Brands […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi1 Comment

Bishop’s BBQ celebrating birthday with balloons, banana pudding

Bishop’s BBQ and Grill is celebrating its sixth birthday today. The restaurant opened in Saltillo six years ago and has since added three more locations – one in Booneville and two in Tupelo. “Four locations is quite an achievement and it took every person that works for Bishop’s BBQ to get us there,” the company […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Food & Dining, Saltillo, Tupelo1 Comment

Bishop’s BBQ on Main Street in Tupelo now open

As many of you have no doubt discovered, Bishop’s BBQ has opened its newest location on West Main Street in Tupelo.  It’s in the former Eli’s BBQ, which closed last fall. Bishop’s owner Ronnie Bishop has been renovating the building for several weeks, and the restaurant officially opened today. It’s Bishop’s fourth location, joining his […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

MDA awards nine site development grants

From the MDA: The Mississippi Development Authority recently awarded nine Site Development Grants to economic development entities throughout the state. The matching grant program is designed to assist nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments in preparing available greenfield sites for industrial development. The program is open to all economic development organizations and units of […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority0 Comments

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Plumrose lays off 100 at Booneville plant

The Associated Press, via the Daily Corinthian, says Plumrose USA in Booneville has laid off 100 workers at its meat slicing plant. That’s about a quarter of the workforce at the plant, which now employs about 320 people. Chief Operating Officer Mike Rozzano told the Daily Corinthian that workers were notified Friday. Rozzano said business […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Employment and jobs, Northeast Mississippi, Unemployment70 Comments

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