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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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Last February, Caterpillar announced a $14.8 million investment that would add 30 jobs to its new Large Engine Remanufacturing Facility, which builds the company’s C175 engine used for mining equipment and power generation.

Caterpillar’s finances under investigation by grand jury

A federal grand jury is investigating “financial information” in Caterpillar’s domestic and international operations and subsidiaries, according to regulatory documents filed this week. The investigation was first reported by the Herald & Review in Decatur, Ill. Caterpillar said it received a subpoena Jan. 8 asking for information “concerning the movement of cash among U.S. and non-U.S. […]

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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


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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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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