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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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State Main Street programs get national accreditation

The Mississippi Main Street Association announced that the following members cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center:   Aberdeen               Corinth                    Pascagoula Amory                    Greenville                […]

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Posted in Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Booneville, Business news, Corinth, National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Pontotoc, Ripley, Starkville, tourism, Tupelo, Water Valley, West Point0 Comments

Firehouse Subs 5.19.14

Updates on Wingstop and Firehouse Subs in Tupelo

Two new restaurants Biz Buzz has been keeping track of over the past few months – Wingstop and Firehouse Subs –are getting closer to opening in Tupelo. • First, there’s the Wingstop that we first told you about in January, is set to open in early June. We talked to Tanner Berryhill, one of the […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Starkville, Tupelo0 Comments


Eat Mor Chikin – Chick-fil-A to donate proceeds to Red Cross

Chick-fil-A diners in Northeast Mississippi, now’s your chance to again help fellow citizens in need. Tomorrow – that’s Wednesday, May 14 – Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Tupelo (both locations), Starkville, Oxford and Columbus will donate 15 percent of their sales between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The money will go to local Red Cross chapters, which […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Food & Dining, National, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Red Cross, Starkville, Tupelo0 Comments

Blue Delta Jean Co. to open Oxford studio

The owners of Blue Delta Jean Co. (BDJ) announced their plans to open a studio in Oxford. The expansion marks the clothing manufacturer’s first retail location that will be open to the public.  “Oxford was an easy choice for our first retail venture.” says BDJ CEO Josh West, “It’s been a strong market for us […]

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Clarification: Only one Abner’s location files for Chapter 11

Only one location of Abner’s Famous Chicken Tenders,  filed for  Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month.  It was reported earlier today that the entire chain had filed for bankruptcy, but founder Abner White said only one – the original location in Oxford – is affected by the filing. The company, which was founded in 1993 by White, […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth, Business news, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Starkville, Tupelo0 Comments

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Newk’s Eatery gets new owner, more capital to grow

Newk’s Eatery, which was founded in Oxford, has a new owner that’s providing “significant capital investment”  to grow the chain to 200 locations by 2019.  Sentinel Capital Partners,  private equity firm that’s also invested in several franchise businesses, including Huddle House, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Checker’s/Rally’s, Church’s Chicken  and other companies, made the deal on […]

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