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Creative economy topic at Mississippi Hills Alliance meeting Tuesday

The Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance (MHHAA) will hold its quarterly board of directors meeting on Tuesday in Tupelo at the Mississippi Hills Exhibit Center inside the Renasant Center for IDEAs. The meeting begins at 10:30 am and is open to the public.  Natchez Trace Parkway Superintendent Mary Risser will meet with the group for the […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau0 Comments

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Miss. Hills National Heritage Area planning framework available

The draft management plan – also known as the planning framework – for the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area is now available on the National Park Service’s PEPC (Planning, Environment & Public Comment) website.  Now through June 12, 2014, the public may review the draft plan and post comments. The plan can be found by clicking here. […]

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Brice’s Crossroads battlefield gets $34,000 grant

The Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield will benefit from a $34,000 grant to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History that will be used to buy protected land for the battlefield. Here’s the press release from the National Park Service: National Park Service awards $950,000 to protect seven Civil War battlefields WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director […]

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Tupelo CVB announces grant-matching program

Does your organization have a great event to help promote tourism and bring visitors to Tupelo?  Then you may be eligible for up to a $15,000 grant from the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau. Here’s what the CVB has to say about its program: The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is happy to announce its […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Fairpark District, Mall At Barnes Crossing, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, Natchez Trace Parkway, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau0 Comments

Parkway’s 75th celebration to feature local musicians

The Natchez Trace Parkway has partnered with local musicians to showcase the diversity of music in the Southeast. During the Parkway’s 75th anniversary celebration on May 18, musicians will lead visitors on a musical journey from the Appalachians to rock ‘n roll. The morning will begin with the National Anthem, sung by Jackson, Mississippi’s Dr. Lester […]

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Posted in Business news, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, Natchez Trace Parkway, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo430 Comments

Miss. Hills, Natchez Trace partner on signage.

The Natchez Trace Parkway runs through some of the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, and now drivers who didn’t know the connection will get reminders. From the MHNHA: The Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area and the Natchez Trace Parkway have partnered on the installation of welcome signage at the northern and southern boundaries of the […]

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Corinth tourism director resigns

Yikes! The tourism drama in Corinth keeps growing.  And, Kristy White in 2012 was the president of the the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance, the tourism group headquartered in Tupelo. From Djournal.com (full text): CORINTH – Kristy White submitted her resignation today as executive director of the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau/tourism council, citing […]

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Posted in Business news, Corinth, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, Northeast Mississippi, State, tourism439 Comments

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