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Neon Pig’s Smash Burger named best burger in Mississippi

Thrillist discovered what many people in Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi have long known – the Neon Pig Cafe knows burgers.  In fact Thrillist, which proudly proclaims that it’s “obsessed with everything that’s worth caring about in food, drink and travel” picked Neon Pig’s Smash Burger as the Best Burger in Mississippi in its list of the “Best Burgers in […]

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International tourists spent record $222 billion in U.S.

The folks at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Elvis Presley Birthplace will tell you just how important international tourists are to Tupelo.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international visitors spent a record $222 billion last year. Tupelo only makes up a small share of that, of course,  but the visitors from the UK, […]

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FYI: The top 5 best-selling beer brands in the U.S.

Beer. Americans drink a lot of it. According to the  Brewers Association, the U.S. beer market in 2013 (the latest figures available) reached $100 billion. Craft beer made up $14.3 billion (a 7.8 percent market share) of that. Overall, industry sales fell 1.9 percent, though craft beer rose 17.2 percent. The import beer market dropped […]

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Lapels Dry Cleaning to open Tupelo location

A new “green” dry cleaning business is opening in Tupelo. Lapels Dry Cleaning, an headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, will open a store and plant at 367 N. Gloster Street in Tupelo on April 25 in the former Jim Bain’s Pharmacy location. It is the second Lapels in  Mississippi; a location in New Albany last summer […]

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Southaven wants to become regional shopping destination

From the Associated Press: Local officials are expecting the outlet mall under construction by Tanger Outlets and Poag Shopping Centers to make Southaven a regional business destination. “We are 250 miles from six states and we will probably draw from all of them. This isn’t your local mall,” Carmen Kyle, executive director of the Southaven Chamber of […]

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Cooper Tire profits increase; company announces stock buyback

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced its net income for 2014 was $214 million, or $3.42 per share, versus $111 million, or $1.73 per share, in 2013. The results include a gain of $56 million its sale of the company’s 65-percent interest in a joint venture in China. Excluding that gain, earnings per share […]

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Glad I got mine early – Disney World prices set to go up

Spring break is in a little more than two weeks, and if you’re headed to Orlando – and particularly, Walt Disney World – prepare to pay a little more for your tickets.  Whew, glad I booked our trip last week and got a better deal. Anyway, according to the Orlando Sentinel, tickets are set to go […]

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