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United Furniture adding another 100 workers

United Furniture Industries is adding 100 jobs as it locates distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren. Fifty manufacturing jobs will be created in Wren, plus another 50 will be added throughout United’s Amory, Nettleton and Okolona facilities. United Furniture currently has  operations in several Mississippi locations, including Amory, Hatley, Nettleton, Okolona, Vardaman and […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Verona3 Comments


Down on Main summer concert series lineup set

The Downtown Main Street Association has announced the lineup for the 2015 Down on Main Summer Concert Series. The three free summer concerts will be held the second Thursday of July, August and September at Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo. Each concert starts at 6:30 p.m. This summer’s line-up: • July 9: Bluegrass Headliner: Blue Highway Opener: Sleepy […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

Gov. Phil Bryant shakes hands with Rooms To Go CEO Jeffrey Seaman after at the ground breaking ceremony for H.M. Richards Monday morning in Baldwyn, which will create 500 jobs in the area.

ICYMI: H.M. Richards expanding, adding 500 jobs

Here’s a link to the full story in today’s Daily Journal regarding H.M. Richards’ announcement yesterday it was expanding and adding 500 jobs. A few excerpts: For the ninth time in its 18-year history, upholstered furniture maker H.M. Richards is expanding. The latest addition, announced Monday at the company’s sprawling, 900,000-square-foot campus in the Harry A. […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Big announcement this morning at H.M. Richards

UPDATE: Apologies fot the late update, but if you followed me on Twitter you know by now that 500 jobs are coming with an $8 million expansion. About 100 have already been hired, but the rest will have to wait until the 280,000-square-foot addition is built. —————– original post ———- An “economic development announcement” is […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments


Tanglefoot Trail added to National Trails System

The Tanglefoot Trail that stretches from Houston to New Albany is one of 10 local and state trails added to the National Trails System by the National Park Service  today. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis designated them in advance  of Saturday’s National Trails Day. The Tanglefoot Trail […]

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Posted in Community development, Houston, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Tanglefoot Trail, tourism0 Comments

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Elvis Festival this weekend; volunteers still needed

The 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival is this weekend, but volunteers are still needed. Organizers have a few spots to fill for beverage sales on Friday and Saturday nights. If you’d like to volunteer, click here for the link and sign up. Tupelo singer-songwriter Paul Thorn will be the headline act on Friday, and  Sara […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth Arena, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

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BankPlus opening location in Tupelo

Belzoni-based BankPlus is opening a location in downtown Tupelo. It has leased space at 108 N. Broadway Street. A company spokesman said more details on the office will be revealed in coming weeks. However, a LinkedIn profile of former BancorpSouth executive Brent Waldrop reveals that he is the “Tupelo banking center” president for BankPlus. It will […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, Downtown Tupelo, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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