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Navistar in West Point lands another Army contract

The Navistar Defense plant in West Point was awarded a $31.1 million contract to continue upgrading Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles for the U.S. Army. The announcement was made by the office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. The facility was awarded a similar contract […]

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Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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

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RadioShacks in Northeast Mississippi to close by March 31

RadioShack announced last week it was closing 1,784 stores, nearly half of its 4,000 stores.  In Northeast Mississippi, stores in Tupelo, Corinth and West Point will be close by the end of March. The closures will occur in three waves: • The first wave  includes 162 stores and is set to be complete by Feb. […]

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Posted in Business Closures, Business news, Corinth, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Technology, Tupelo, West Point0 Comments

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

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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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