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Opening of Yokohama road ‘marks an important milestone’

Yokohama Boulevard, the 4-mile road connecting Highway 45 Alternate to Barton Ferry Road, is now officially open for travel. Gov. Phil Bryant, state and local officials gathered earlier today for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The $20 million road is part of the $300 million first phase of the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi development that […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

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Yokohama Mississippi begins posting production job openings

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi announced today it has begun posting openings of production jobs. Among the positions are maintenance technicians, plant engineer, die maker, electronics technicians, electronics technician and production operators. The job positions can be viewed online at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s website.  “We are excited and pleased to announce the posting […]

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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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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

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