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Stores’ hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2014

Yep, it’s that time to hit the stores. This isn’t a complete and comprehensive list, so please check with your favorite store if you’re not sure. And of course, get your edition of the Daily Journal, which will be full of Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales ads. THANKSGIVING HOURS: 6 a.m.: Kmart (open for 42 […]

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Bargain Hunt opens today (11.20.14) in Tupelo Commons

For all of you wondering when Bargain Hunt was opening this week: it’s TODAY. The company tweeted this moments ago: “Our 29th store opens today in #Tupelo MS! We are located at 1130 Commonwealth Blvd (in Tupelo Commons).” As a reminder of what Bargain Hunt is, here’s what the company says: Bargain Hunt is a […]

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Posted in Business news, National, New business, New Retailers, Retail News, Tupelo1 Comment

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More restaurant news: Taziki’s eyeing Tupelo location

Well, it seems your truly has been uncovering a lot of new restaurants opening or planning to open in Tupelo, and I’ve got another one:  Taziki’s Cafe. It’s a Mediterranean restaurant based out of Birmingham, and the company has said at the start of this year it planned to open 20 locations. Not sure when […]

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

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SeaPort Airlines to have open house Friday at Tupelo Regional

SeaPort Airlines, which began service in Tupelo last month, has taken delivery of two of three brand new Cessna Caravan.  To show off the new aircraft and livery, SeaPort has partnered with several airports across the region, and an open house and round-trip ticket raffle giveaway will be hosted at airports this week in Salina, Kansas; […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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First a bourbon shortage, now a chocolate shortage … oh, my!

Remember last year when Maker’s Mark was going to dilute its popular bourbon a little so that it could stretch out its limited supply? Yeah, that didn’t work well.  But bourbon makers have been warning for some time that demand is outstripping supply. It takes time to properly age it in charred oak barrels, and according […]

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Philips confirms 49 ‘temporary’ layoffs at Tupelo plant

Philips Lighting today confirmed it had laid off some workers at its Tupelo plant, but said there’s no reason for alarm. “We did announce 49 temporary layoffs of hourly workers,” said Sylvie Casanova, a spokeswoman for Philips North America. Casanova said it’s a seasonal, cyclical move tied to the usual slowdown in construction across the country […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Unemployment1 Comment

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Toyota Mississippi makes donation to American Legion Post 49

At a Veterans Day ceremony at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs today, company officials marked the plant’s first commemoration of the day.  TMMMS, which began production in October 2011, employs 2,000 workers, 160 of whom are veterans. At the ceremony, Toyota Mississippi made a $2,500 donation to American Legion Post 49 in Tupelo, […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, National, Northeast Mississippi, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi1 Comment

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