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SeaPort Airlines to have open house Friday at Tupelo Regional

SeaPort Airlines, which began service in Tupelo last month, has taken delivery of two of three brand new Cessna Caravan.  To show off the new aircraft and livery, SeaPort has partnered with several airports across the region, and an open house and round-trip ticket raffle giveaway will be hosted at airports this week in Salina, Kansas; […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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Downtown Tupelo’s $1,600 ‘Win the Window’ contest underway

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association‘s annual “Win the Window” promotion has begun. Sponsored by the DTMSA members., Win the Window is a Christmas promotion valued at over $1,600 that encourages customers to shop and dine in downtown Tupelo during the holiday season. The Laher Law Firm window located at 207 W. Main Street in Downtown Tupelo […]

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Santa Claus leading Mall at Barnes Crossing parade on Friday

The annual Mall at Barnes Crossing Christmas parade is this Friday, starting at 6 p.m.  The route begins on Mall Drive by Chuck E. Cheese‘s and circles the mall, starting at Sears and ending at the food court. And of course, Santa Claus will be in the parade. For more information, call the mall at (662) […]

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Philips confirms 49 ‘temporary’ layoffs at Tupelo plant

Philips Lighting today confirmed it had laid off some workers at its Tupelo plant, but said there’s no reason for alarm. “We did announce 49 temporary layoffs of hourly workers,” said Sylvie Casanova, a spokeswoman for Philips North America. Casanova said it’s a seasonal, cyclical move tied to the usual slowdown in construction across the country […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Unemployment1 Comment

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TVA makes final payment to Congress’ on $1B investment

After more than 50 years, the Tennessee Valley Authority has paid off the original investment – with interest – from the U.S. Congress. More from TVA. We moved around parts of the press release higher up, deeming the details more important: The Tennessee Valley Authority has made the final scheduled payment on Congress’ original $1 billion investment […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Economic development, Energy, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tennessee Valley Authority0 Comments

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Downtown Tupelo Main Street marks 25 years

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) celebrated 25 years of Tupelo Main Street at their annual meeting today.  The following were awarded for their contribution toward the growth of Downtown Tupelo: Special Service Award: Boyd Yarbrough Mitchell Distributing Best Business Promotion: Caron Gallery Park Heights Elvis “Can to Can’t” Caroline Turney Lisa Hall Business […]

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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

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