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World Twinkie-Eating Championship coming back to Mississippi

We had the World Slugburger Eating Contest in Corinth earlier this summer, and now we’re getting the World Twinkie Eating Championship returning to  Tunica in a couple of week.. The returning champ is Joey Chestnut – yeah, the famous hot dog eating champ. He ate a record 121 Twinkies in six minutes last year.  Read on and […]

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Villa International adding 75 jobs in Belmont

The Mississippi Development Authority announced that Villa International, a manufacturer of luxury furniture for motorhomes, announces the company is locating operations in the former Falcon Products facility in Belmont, in Tishomingo County. The project represents a $250,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs over a five year period. “I am proud to welcome Villa International […]

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Corinth operations unaffected by Kimberly-Clark cuts

Kimberly-Clark said today it plans to cut between up to 1,300 workers, primarily salaried staff in a restructuring effort. According to the Dallas Morning News, the restructuring program to improve efficiency and offset some overhead costs related to the spin-off of its health care business should save the company between $130 million to $160 million by […]

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Corinth Coca-Cola inks agreement to expand territory

It’s taken more than a year, but Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works is a step closer to expanding its distribution territory into West Tennessee.  It was announced in April 2013 that the Coca-Cola Co. and five of its U.S. bottlers would enter into a new beverage partnership, with the bottlers gaining more territory. For Corinth Coca-Cola […]

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‘My Cool Inventions Radio’ now airing in Tupelo

Got an invention but not quite sure where to turn to take it to the next step? Akos Jankura is known as “the solutionist,” the inventor who appears on HSN and is the founder and co-host of “My Cool Inventions Radio” ( “My Cool Inventions Radio” is now on air in Tupelo from 8-9am Monday through Friday on […]

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Cooper Tire to sell stake in China plant for $284 million

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. confirmed today that its joint-venture partner in China, Chengshan Group Co. Ltd., has exercised its option to buy Cooper’s 65 percent state in the Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Company Ltd, or CCT. According to the Wall Street Journal, Chengshan Group has offered to buy Cooper’s stake for $284.5 million. In […]

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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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