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Hancock Fabrics CFO resigns to take job with another retailer

In an SEC filing today, Hancock Fabrics announced that on Thursday, James B. Brown, its executive vice president and chief financial officer, had resigned to accept an executive position with an unnamed midwest retailer. His resignation is effective Sept. 15. “There are no disagreements between Mr. Brown and the company on any matter relating to the company’s operations, […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Hancock Fabrics, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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SeaPort agrees to withdraw service from Tupelo

SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its service in Tupelo, said Cliff Nash, executive director of the Tupelo Regional Airport. Last week, the Tupelo Airport Authority asked the Portland, Oregon-based airline to end its federally subsidized, two-year contract, citing poor performance problems since service began last October. Nash said the airport authority asked SeaPort to […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport1 Comment

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Korie Robertson to promote Duck Commander line at Tupelo Furniture Market

According to Furniture Today and the Tupelo Furniture Market, Korie Robertson of  “Duck Dynasty” fame will be at the Fall Tupelo Furniture Market later this month. Robertson, is the wife of Willie Robertson, who is CEO of Duck Commander, the company featured in the A&E show “Duck Dynasty.” Korie Robertson will promote the Duck Commander Home […]

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Posted in Business news, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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Tecumseh to merge with Mueller, private equity firm in $123M deal

Tecumseh Products Co. announced today a merger agreement with an affiliate of Mueller Industries and private equity firm Atlas Holdings. Tecumseh, which manufactures compressors and related products around the world including at a plant in Verona, said the deal is value at about $123 million, including the assumption of some debt by Mueller and Atlas. Tecumseh shareholders are being […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Verona0 Comments

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Burke’s partners with Boys & Girls Club for clothing drive

Burkes Outlet of Tupelo has entered a special partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi to help provide back to school clothes for 50 Tupelo club members. While shopping at Burkes, customers can choose to adopt a Boys & Girls Club angel and purchase items from their list which consist of tops, bottoms, shoes […]

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Posted in Boys & Girls Club, Business news, Community development, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, United Way0 Comments

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Market Center retail development plans moving ahead

A year ago, everyone in west Tupelo got excited about a new retail center that would have been anchored by  Brooks Grocery store. But alas, those plans were shelved with news that Wal-Mart was looking to build as many as three of its Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city, including one at the McCullough Boulevard-West […]

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

This site between Fairfield Inn and BNA Bank (in the background) could be home to another hotel in Tupelo.

Site work on Tom Watson Drive could be for another hotel

If you’ve driven on Tom Watson Drive lately, you no doubt noticed a lot of dirt is being moved on a patch of land between BNA Bank and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The prep work is for what may be another hotel, but there have been no official permits filed with the city yet. There’s been […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, Midtown District, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments


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