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BlueFire Renewables could get $270M to build Fulton plant

BlueFire Renewables could get as much as $270 million from China’s Export Import Bank to finish building its cellulosic-ethanol plant in Fulton.  That project was first announced in 2009. The company said the $300 million plant would eventually employ 70-80 people and produce up to 19 million gallons of ethanol from green and wood wastes. Site […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Energy, Fulton, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Technology0 Comments

JP’s Downtown opening today on Spring Street

JP’s Downtown is opening today, serving lunch from 10:30 to 2 p.m., according to its Facebook page. The restaurant is located at 316 N. Spring Street,  and bills itself as a steakhouse, seafood restaurant and pizza place. The location has been a restaurant several times over, including most recently Live from the Kitchen. It’s probably […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Food & Dining, New restaurants, Tupelo0 Comments

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Volunteers needed for Pigskins in the Park

The Downtown Main Street Association is needing volunteers for this Saturday’s Pigskins in the Park. To volunteer, click on this link to sign up for a time.  Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss are on the road this weekend, and C Spire and Renasant are sponsoring the event, which will show the games on a […]

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Posted in Business news, C Spire, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank, Tupelo1 Comment

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It’s official: SeaPort begins service Oct. 27 with $39 ‘Get Onboard’ fare

As we reported Monday,  Seaport Airlines will begin service in Tupelo Oct. 27.  Here’s the official press release: SeaPort Airlines today announced that it will begin air service on Oct. 27, 2014 from Tupelo, Mississippi (Tupelo Regional Airport) to Memphis (Memphis International Airport) and Nashville (Nashville International Airport). The carrier was recently awarded the Essential Air Service […]

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Posted in Air service, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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Volunteers needed for Friday’s Chili Fest in Tupelo

It’s the 15th annual Chili Fest Friday in Downtown Tupelo. But, as with any big event, volunteers are needed.  The event also serves as a fund raiser for the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. • Lunch will be served from 11 am. to 1:30 p.m. Jim Bean’s chili and fixin’s will be served while Matt Nolan provides […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Salary & benefits/compensation, Tupelo0 Comments

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SeaPort Airlines service in Tupelo to begin Oct. 27

It’s not official yet, but it seems SeaPort Airlines will begin service in Tupelo in three weeks, on Monday, Oct. 27. And the airline will provide flights to both Nashville and Memphis. Searches on online travel sites show that the first flight from Tupelo Regional Airport to Nashville is scheduled at 6:30 a.m., with subsequent departures at 1:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. That schedule is  available Monday-Friday. […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport1 Comment

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ICYMI: Pigskins in the Park returns Oct. 25

Just in case you missed the new, Pigskins in the Park returns to Tupelo Oct. 25.  What’s Pigskins in the Park? Here ya go: After a one-year hiatus, football is back in Fairpark. Thanks to C Spire and Renasant Bank, Pigskins in the Park returns Oct. 25 to the grassy area in front of City […]

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Posted in C Spire, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank, Tupelo0 Comments

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