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WLOV in Tupelo acquired by Coastal Television Broadcasting

Three weeks after its sister flagship station, WTVA, was sold, a new owner has emerged for WLOV as well.  WLOV, a Fox affiliate, is being acquired by Coastal Television Broadcasting Co. of Cumming, Georgia. The company is buying the station – pending regulatory approval – for an undisclosed sum from Tupelo Broadcasting Inc. Here’s the press release […]

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Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail work to begin in October

The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said today at a groundbreaking ceremony.  Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. The $11.5 million project includes repaving and widening East Main […]

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Posted in Construction, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, West Point0 Comments

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Navistar Defense plant in West Point gets $38.4M contract

The Navistar Defense plant at West Point will upgrade MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles as part of a $38.4 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). This phase of the “vehicle reset” contract includes the replacement of mandatory parts and repairs to MRAP Maxx Pro Dash vehicles, bringing them to […]

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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

Yokohama to host employment information sessions Dec. 21

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi will conduct two Employment Informational Sessions on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The company in September broke ground on the facility it’s building near West Point. The plant, which is expected to open in 2015, will produce 1 million tires annually during the first phase of construction and […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

Yokohama Tire hires first employee for West Point plant

Yokohama Tire Corp. has hired its first employee for its Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point. Melissa Orman is the company’s human resources manager, who in turn will be responsible for hiring employees at the plant, which will initially employ 500 people. More from Yokohama: Orman will be responsible for hiring personnel at […]

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Posted in Business news, International, Job info, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire1 Comment

Yokohama picks design firm for $300M West Point plant

Yokohama Tire Corp. has picked a design firm for its new $300 million commercial tire plant West Point plant. Click here for previous coverage. Today, it announced it had selected Kajima Associates/Architects & Engineers of Atlanta to design the first phase of the facility, which will cover 931,000 square feet and include production, warehousing and […]

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