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Toyota Mississippi donates toys, money to Salvation Army

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and its team members donated over 375 items including toys, clothes, electronics and beauty products during the company’s annual toy drive to help make Christmas wishes come true for families receiving services from the Salvation Army. Toyota Mississippi also donated $10,000 to provide more than 13,000 meals to the Army’s clients […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, Northeast Mississippi, Salvation Army, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments

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SeaPort Airlines reception and meet-and-greet today in Tupelo

SeaPort Airlines began air service in October in Tupelo, with roundtrip flights to Memphis and Nashville.  Now’s your chance to meet airline executives and ask them questions if you’d like. Starting at 6 p.m. today at Tupelo Regional Airport, a reception will be held, with SeaPort officials including executive VP Tim Sieber, manager of community […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, Transportation, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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Brooks Grocery plans in Tupelo shelved

The planned multi-million-dollar project to build a Brooks Grocery store in west Tupelo has been put on hold, according to Shane Hooper, the city’s Development Services director confirmed today. “The project is shelved pending further developments,” he said. In July, owner Brooks Davis and city leaders broke ground on a 3.5-acre parcel of land at […]

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Posted in Business news, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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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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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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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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Posted in Business news, Mall At Barnes Crossing, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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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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