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State, Ole Miss fans can’t get enough of Sports Illustrated

Last week’s Sports Illustrated issue featuring both Mississippi State and Ole Miss has been a tough item to find. At Barnes and Noble in Tupelo, the initial shipment of some 260 copies was gone by Friday. Another 1,200 arrived yesterday and they were sold out within six hours. Customers, who got a ticket to get […]

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Nine Miss. catfish and poultry operations get financial help

Nine poultry and catfish producers in Mississippi have been selected to receive a total of $288,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make energy efficiency improvements to their operations, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran today reported.  The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants were approved for operations in Bay Springs, Brooksville, Carthage, Indianola, Magnolia, […]

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Tupelo mayor, CDF leaders joining delegation to Japan

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and members of the Community Development Foundation will join Gov. Phil Bryant and Yates Construction President and CEO William Yates III as part of a delegation of economic development professionals and business leaders to Tokyo, Japan for the 37th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan – U.S. Southeast Associations, or […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, International, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, State, Tupelo0 Comments

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Presley: Power associations may owe customers millions

From Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley:  Today, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley revealed the results of an initial inquiry by his office into the accumulation of excess funds by many of Mississippi’s electric power associations (EPAs). Unlike customers of large investor-owned electric utilities such as Entergy and Mississippi Power, power association customers are the owners […]

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Beer puts people to work, industry study shows

A new analysis from the Beer Institute shows that for every job inside a brewery, another 45 jobs are supported outside of the brewery. These jobs include farmers to factory workers, and truck drivers to tavern owners. “Today we toast to the industry’s 2 million men and women who make it possible for Americans to enjoy their favorite […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, National, State0 Comments

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MDOT study: State airports generate $2.5B in economic activity

Mississippi’s airports generate more than $2.5 billion in economic impact, according to  the Mississippi Department of Transportation.  More in its news release: According to a recent study by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the state’s 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity, provide vital connectivity links enabling businesses to function […]

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State receives $760,000 for re-employment services

The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $68,745,912 to 37 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries.   Mississippi gets $759,072. “Offering newly unemployed Americans access to a full array of job training and placement services will help to reduce […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Job info, National, Northeast Mississippi, State, Unemployment0 Comments

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