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Tupelo Elvis Festival voted one of top 3 Best Southern events

Congrats to the Tupelo Elvis Festival , which placed in the top 3 of the Best Southern Event category in 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA Today. Memphis in May was the top vote-getter, followed by the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The Tupelo Elvis Festival is an annual event held in Downtown Tupelo, and this […]

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Downtown Wine & Spirits now open in Tupelo

A new business has opened at 122 W. Main Street in downtown Tupelo – Downtown Wine & Spirits. It’s located next to About the South, in what was the former home of The Caron Gallery, which moved a few doors down last year. Downtown Wine & Spirits is owned by Cameron Phillips. A ribbon-cutting will be […]

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Mugshots marking grand opening with fundraiser this weekend

What many of you have been waiting for: Mugshots Grill & Bar in Tupelo is having a three-day opening celebration this weekend, and they’re doing it with style. The restaurant in Fairpark is hosting a fundraiser for the Tupelo Lee Humane Society. The restaurant officially opens next Tuesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. Here are […]

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Construction workers with Prairie Construction work on the sidewalk expansion along East Main Street leading to the Elvis Presley birthplace last October. The next phase of work begins Tuesday.

Elvis Presley trail roadwork will shift traffic in downtown Tupelo

The second phase of a multi-million project connecting downtown Tupelo to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum kicks in next Tuesday. Construction will begin on Main Street between Green Street and Broadway Street on Tuesday, with traffic shifting to one side of the street. Street parking will not be accessible, but the public parking lot on the […]

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Lane Furniture parent company replaces CEO

According to the Winston-Salem Journal of North Carolina, Heritage Home Group has replaced its chief executive officer, Ira Glazer. HHG is the parent company of Lane Furniture Industries, which employs several hundred at its lone remaining plant in Belden. HHG shuttered its Saltillo plant last March, laying off 480 workers. Heritage Home Group replaced what had been […]

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Mall at Barnes Crossing interior renovation planned

Plans have been submitted to the city’s Development Services for a major renovation of the interior at The Mall at Barnes Crossing.  Included in the work will be retiling of the shopping center’s floors, which are the original floor dating back to 1990. An even bigger project at the mall involves a redo of the […]

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Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000

A tour bus bought by Elvis Presley sold for $268,000 Saturday in New York. The bus was owned by Tupelo businessman Larry Michael, who drove it to New York last week. It was bought at the auction by a mobile home group in Texas. The bus was part of the Music Icons Auction held by […]

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