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New Albany third-grader grows ginormous cabbage

So, this kid, Carter Hall,  grew a 16.8 pound cabbage. That is not a misprint.  He was randomly selected by the  Mississippi Agriculture Department and will receive a $1,000 saving bond toward education from Bonnie Plants‘ Cabbage Program. Hall was among more than 22,000 kids statewide who participated in the program. Hall was the state winner for […]

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New retailer coming to The Shops at Barnes Crossing

Let’s just say this is an odd location – at least in Biz Buzz’s mind – for this retailer. But Leslie’s Pool Supplies, which says it’s the world’s largest swimming pool supplies retailer, is looking to lease space in The Shops at Barnes Crossing on North Gloster Street in Tupelo.  The Shops are behind Logan’s, and […]

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United Furniture buys former Lane plant for $1.45 million

United Furniture Industries was the winning bidder for the former Lane Furniture Industries plant in Verona. United offered $1.45 million for the 475,000-square-foot facility . Doug Hanby, United’s chief financial officer, told the Daily Journal that the company will use it as a manufacturing facility for stationary furniture, and hopes to open it during the first […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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Square Books gets slice of author Patterson’s donation

Author James Patterson has donated more than $1 million to 178 independent bookstores across the country, and his last installment of $473,000 recently was doled out to 81 stores. Among the recipients was Square Books of Oxford. No amount was revealed.  Here’s the press release from Patterson’s publisher. James Patterson is kicking off the holiday […]

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MDA named among top 10 economic development groups in U.S.

From MDA: The Mississippi Development Authority has been ranked No. 9 among the Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations in the U.S. based upon research conducted by the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc., the national leader in corporate site selection. “I am proud to see the efforts of the MDA team […]

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Construction crews move dirt on the Academy Sports site  in Tupelo on Wednesday

Site work begins on Academy Sports location in Tupelo

We told you back in September that Academy Sports was eyeing a location in Tupelo, and now we have at least visual confirmation that the project is a go. Dirt is being moved on the site north of Walgreens at the corner of Barnes Crossing Road and North Gloster Street. The Academy Sports store will […]

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Cooper Tire sells interest in China joint venture for $262 million

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. said today it has closed on a deal to sell its 65 percent stake in its joint-venture operation in China for $262 million. The Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., or CCT,  was a joint-venture between Cooper and Chengshan Group Co. The Wall Street Journal said last month  Chengshan was buying Cooper’s share for $284 million, […]

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