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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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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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Tupelo chef shares plans about The Skillet restaurant

Daily Journal Food Editor Ginna Parsons caught up with Tupelo chef David Leathers, who updated her on his plans for The Skillet restaurant at the corner of Clayton Avenue and West Jackson Street. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up today’s paper, here’s a link to the story on the Daily Journal’s website. What […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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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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Posted in Community development, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Tupelo0 Comments

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Three Rivers’ Kelley named among top 50 economic developers

Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was named to the list by Consultant Connect, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based consulting agency that links economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers selected were nominated by their […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Community development, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, State, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA0 Comments

There would be more buyers at the market if more companies – Mississippi-based in particular – would show i Tupelo. Just sayin'

OPINION: Mississippi furniture manufacturers should show at market

I wrote a column in today’s Daily Journal, suggesting that companies that make furniture in Mississippi should show at the Tupelo Furniture Market.  I was out of town for much of the day, but I received some calls with people agreeing with me. Now, you may not, and that’s fine – that’s what opinions are for. And no, […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market1 Comment


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