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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


Update: Southern Quality Meats in Pontotoc to close in June, 110 affected

Southern Quality Meats in Pontotoc will be closed, officials announced today, with its operations merged into its sister facility in Albertville, Ala., which is operated by Albertville Quality Foods. SQM was established in 1962. The move affects 110 employees, and the plant will close between June-3-17, officials said. In a statement, SQM said: This was […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, National, Pontotoc, Unemployment2 Comments

ICYMI: Pontotoc ethanol plant still on drawing board

If you missed the story in Sunday’s Journal, it seems the proposed $100 million ethanol plant in Pontotoc is still on the drawing board, five years after being announced. An excerpt from the story: Five years have passed, and a planned $100 million ethanol plant is no closer to being built. Little has changed from […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Energy, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, Technology0 Comments

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