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Chipotle to open in New Albany? Not so fast, my friend …

According to a Craigslist posting, Chipotle  – yes, that Chipotle – plans to open its first Mississippi location in New Albany later this year or early next year. But don’t get too happy yet. Call me skeptical, but New Albany? Nothing against that great town, but it doesn’t seem to me the right market for the Chiptole to […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Food & Dining, New Albany, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi2 Comments

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New Albany third-grader grows ginormous cabbage

So, this kid, Carter Hall,  grew a 16.8 pound cabbage. That is not a misprint.  He was randomly selected by the  Mississippi Agriculture Department and will receive a $1,000 saving bond toward education from Bonnie Plants‘ Cabbage Program. Hall was among more than 22,000 kids statewide who participated in the program. Hall was the state winner for […]

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Newport Home furnishings expanding in New Albany

Upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings in New Albany is expanding its operations and adding 45 new jobs, the company announced today through the Mississippi Development Authority. Newport was founded in 2013 and builds stationary and motion sofas, loveseats, chairs, and recliners. According to MDA, the project represents a corporate investment of $270,000. The MDA provided assistance in support […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

John and Billye Jean Stroud, center, pose with the staff of the brand new Lapels Dry Cleaning of New Albany.

New Albany coach, former Rebels’ star Stroud opens business

Former Ole Miss basketball star John Stroud, who now coaches the New Albany basketball team, recently opened a new Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise in the city. It’s the first Lapels in Mississippi. Here’s a press release: As a professional basketball player and now coach of the high school squad in New Albany, John Stroud knows a thing […]

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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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Best burger in Mississippi? These guys say it’s in New Albany

Who has the best hamburger in Mississippi?  According to Business Insider, it can be found at Latham’s Hamburger Inn in New Albany.. Business Insider picked the best burger in every state, and Latham’s, “serves the Southern dough burger, a patty with flour mixed into the meat that is then fried on a cast-iron skillet for […]

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BNA Bank breaks ground on second Tupelo location

New Albany=based BNA Bank broke ground this morning on a new 3,325 square-foot banking center at 2919 Tom Watson Drive in Tupelo, just north of Fairfield Inn & Suites in the busy Barnes Crossing District.  It is BNA’s second Tupelo office. It opened its Belden banking center on McCullough Boulevard in 2007. That branch was BNA’s first […]

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