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Early-bird special for Tupelo Elvis Fest extended through Friday

Now through Friday, fans can take advantage of an  Early Bird Special for the Tupelo Elvis Festival. The weekend pass to Fairpark, where concerts will be held on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, are only $25. That’s a savings of $10. The special ends at 11:59 p.m on Friday. After Friday tickets for June […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

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Opening dates set for Bim Bam Burgers, Mugshots in Tupelo

We’ve got the latest news on a couple of restaurants folks are keenly interested in in the All-America City. • First, there’s Bim Bam Burgers, which had hoped to open by Saturday. Alas, that won’t be the case, but manager Barry Carroll tells us that it will have a soft opening on May 11. The […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Drive-by Photos, Fairpark District, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Tupelo Elvis Fest in running for ‘Best Southern Event’

The Tupelo Elvis Festival is among 20 nominees in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for Best Southern Event.  The contest runs through May 25, and you can vote once a day. The winner will be announced May 27. To vote, click on this link: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-southern-event/ . This year’s Tupelo Elvis Fest is June 4-7. The full list of […]

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Posted in Community development, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

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New executive director named at Tupelo Regional Airport

Cliff Nash, the president of the Mississippi Airports Association, has been named executive director of the Tupelo Regional Airport.  He replaces Josh Abramson, who left in February to take a similar job in College Station, Texas. Nash will begin next Monday. His contract was approved Monday at a special called board meeting. Nash was selected from […]

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

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Tickets still available for Tupelo’s Wine Downtown

The sixth Wine Downtown in Tupelo is Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a limited number of tickets still are available. Twelve businesses are participating in the event, which is sponsored by Trustmark Bank  – About the South, The Caron Gallery, Farmhouse, Kirksey Brothers Furniture, MLM Clothiers, Reed’s Gumtree Gift shop, Reed’s Ladies Department, Rumor […]

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Kellex bringing 75 jobs to Tupelo

Officials from Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, announce the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as their location to pursue new growth […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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Wilson named vice president of chamber of commerce for CDF

Judd Wilson has been named vice president of the Chamber of Commerce for the Community Development Foundation. He has been the CDF’s director of small business development for the Renasant Center for IDEAs since October 2012. He will continue in that position as well In his new role, he’ll lead the chamber division in the recruitment and […]

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