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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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Mueller investing nearly $60 million to modernize Fulton facility

Mueller Industries, which has been a fixture in Itawamba County for 43 years, is in the midst of a nearly $60 million renovation of its Fulton facility. The Mueller facility began as one mill but has grown to two mills. It makes copper tubes, copper tube fittings and line sets for the plumbing and air conditioning industries. […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Fulton, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Fragrance company adding 100 jobs in Oktibbeha County

DPM Fragrance is investing at least $5 million and adding 100 jobs with a new facility in Starkville. Gov. Phil Bryant, the Golden Triangle Development LINK and officials from DPM Fragrance announced the project today. The new facility will be located on 25 acres of land in Cornerstone Park, off Mississippi Highway 25. Construction of the 150,000-square-foot […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Northeast Mississippi, Starkville0 Comments

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Former Executive Inn/Quality Inn sold, to be demolished

The dilapidated hotel that was once the Executive Inn in Tupelo has been purchased by Realtor and developer Tommy Morgan. He plans to raze the building and put the 4-acre property for sale. “I thought it was a good location,” he said. “We’re going to tear it down as soon as possible and make it […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Drive-by Photos, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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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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Tupelo Hog Roast this weekend benefits several organizations

Money raised from this weekend’s 41st annual Tupelo Hog Roast will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Patient Care and the Ronald McDonald House.  The two-day event kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. at the VFW Hut at 1748 Mitchell Road and continues Saturday at 11 a.m. Donations […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Food & Dining, 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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