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Tupelo Regional Airport splits executive director duties for now

The Tupelo Regional Airport Authority has started a search for a new executive director to lead the Tupelo Regional Airport, but in the meantime, it has split the duties of the position. The board named Norris Robbins as interim director of operations, while longtime administrative assistant Margot Ganaway will oversee administrative functions at the airport. Ganaway has worked […]

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MTD Products acquires two businesses, expands market

Cleveland, Ohio-based MTD Products – the parent company of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Columbia, Yard Machines, Remington, Arnold  and other brands – has acquired two businesses to give it a bigger share in the outdoor power equipment market. MTD has a major manufacturing facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Verona, Details from MTD: With the […]

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Former Lizard Lick Towing star at Fun World Friday

Reality TV star Bobby Brantley, formerly of Lizard Lick Towing ,will be signing autographs at Fun World in Tupelo on Friday, Jan. 30 between 3-5 p.m. The next night he will be making his wrestling debut with his reality cameras from his new TV show Bad Dog Nation. on Saturday. Bell time is 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army on […]

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Grammer begins full production in Shannon

Grammer AG  is now making commercial-vehicle suspension seating at its newest North American plant in Shannon. A year ago, Grammer broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park, promising to employ 350 people by 2018. A second phase of expansion could add another 300 jobs by 2020.  As of today, the plant employs 92 people. Production […]

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United Furniture moving headquarters to Verona, opening Feb. 9

As we first told you last week, United Furniture Industries is looking to hire 300 people to begin production of stationary furniture at its new plant in Verona. It also is moving its corporate headquarters to Verona. The former Lane Furniture plant is being converted for United, which will  start with four production lines in two […]

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Tupelo Elvis Festival ticket packages go on sale Tuesday

Pre-sale tickets for the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival go on sale  Tuesday through the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.  The festival will be held June 4 – 7, 2015. From DTMSA: After an overwhelming success at the BancorpSouth Arena last year, the Tupelo Elvis Festival is excited to welcome fans from around the world back […]

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Ni hao! Chinese delegation to visit Tupelo Furniture Market

Retailers and representatives of furniture associations from China will visit the Tupelo Furniture Market next month officials announced today.  They’ll meet with state furniture manufacturers at the Spring Market, which will be held Feb. 4-6. The visit was organized by the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. In 2006, a delegation from Mississippi, including officials from the […]

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