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Rita’s Grill expected to open in Tupelo later this year or early 2016

The Mexican restaurant under construction adjacent to the Walmart Supercenter and behind Verizon Wireless on North Gloster Street has an official name: Rita’s Grill. The owner said he hopes to open the restaurant – which will have a bar and patio area – by the end of the year or early next year. He’s still […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, National, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurants, Tupelo0 Comments

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An Egg McMuffin at lunch – why not? McDonald’s OKs all-day breakfast

Ever pulled up to McDonald’s between the breakfast and lunch switch – say, around 10:30  in the morning – and couldn’t get that Egg McMuffin you really wanted? And you really didn’t want a Big Mac? I have good news for you: McDonald’s begins rolling out all-day breakfast nationwide on Oct. 6. According to the Chicago Tribune, Mike […]

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Blue Bell ice cream is back… sort of

Blue Bell ice cream has resumed selling its products at select locations, but it could take a little while before Northeast Mississippians will be able to buy it in local stores. The Associated Press reports Blue Bell Creameries says its ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in the company’s […]

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Planet Fitness looking to open in Tupelo

It seems that Planet Fitness is opening a location in Tupelo. According to this job posting for a trainer for Tupelo, it’s a full-time gig, and the Tupelo location will be part of the South Alabama Group. No word on when or where it will open, but there’s plenty of commercial space available in the city. The fitness […]

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Sitel to add 500 workers to call center in Starkville

Sitel, which has a call center in Starkville, said it is looking to add 500 jobs, including 400 full-time jobs and 100 seasonal jobs due to “significant business expansions” including a work with a “global leader in the television industry and a national leader in the insurance and benefits enrollment industry.” Sitel has been in Starkville […]

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Steel pioneer, Mississippi Silicon investor Correnti dies

From the Mississippi Business Journal:  John Correnti, a pioneer in steel making who left a significant mark on Mississippi, has died at 68, according to published reports. Correnti, who was in Chicago for a meeting of the board for Navistar International Corp., was found  dead in his hotel room Tuesday apparently from natural causes, the […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant, center,left, takes a tour of FXI on Monday before they announce an expansion at the Baldwyn plant.

ICYMI: FXI in Baldwyn nearly doubling workforce

If you didn’t get a chance to read today’s print edition or haven’t see it on the Daily Journal website there’s good news coming out of Baldwyn. FXI is adding 60 workers to its factory there, taking the employee count to 130. Here’s the story: FXI has begun bringing new equipment to its Baldwyn factory and […]

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