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Gov. Phil Bryant, New Albany mayor Tim Kent, and Emerald Home Furnishings president David Beckmann stand ready to hammer the first bolts of the expansion project which will create 150 jobs Wednesday morning in New Albany.

ICYMI: 300 jobs coming to Northeast Mississippi

It was a good day in Northeast Mississippi yesterday, with the announcement that two companies were bringing a total of 300 jobs to the area. Here’s an excerpt from the story in today’s paper: On the same day figures showed Northeast Mississippi posted its lowest unemployment rate in a decade, the region got another economic […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, New Albany, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc0 Comments


Southern Motion expanding Baldwyn operations again

Pontotoc-based Southern Motion is expanding its motion furniture operations at its Baldwyn facility, officials announced today. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 60 jobs over the next 12 months, according to Gov. Phil Bryant’s office and the Mississippi Development Authority Officials say the move will bring employment at the facility to 235. Southern Motion, […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Pontotoc0 Comments

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Three Rivers’ Kelley named among top 50 economic developers

Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was named to the list by Consultant Connect, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based consulting agency that links economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers selected were nominated by their […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Community development, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, State, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA0 Comments


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

Bob Warren makes a tutti frutti snow cone for a customer Monday.

Iconic Sno Shoppe in Pontotoc closing today

For Pontotoc natives – and even those who aren’t – today is a sad day in the city. It’s the end of an era as the beloved Sno Shoppe closes. Daily Journal food editor Ginna Parsons featured the shop and its owners, Bob and Barbara Warren four years ago (click here for link). But the Sno Shoppe […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc0 Comments

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Northeast Mississippi cities win Mississippi Main Street awards

Several Northeast Mississippi Main Street associations won awards today at the 25th annual Mississippi Main Street annual luncheon. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association won two awards. DTMSA won the Best Creative Fundraising Project with its Feast for the Farmers event. Feast for the Farmers is held on the Friday prior to the official opening of […]

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Posted in Aberdeen, Amory, Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, Starkville, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments


Genesis Furniture in Pontotoc closed, 63 laid off

Genesis Furniture Co. in Pontotoc has closed, according to a notice issued by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The move, announced to employees April 4, affects 63 workers. (more…)

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, Unemployment0 Comments

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