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Vista Ridge has grand reopening, flag-raising ceremony today

Vista Ridge apartments on North Gloster is celebrating its grand opening at 11 a.m. today, and there will be a special flag-raising ceremony, along with a toy drive.  The apartments have been reopened for a while after suffering extensive damage after the April 28 tornado, but this was its first opportunity to celebrate today. Here’s […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Northeast Mississippi, Real estate, Tupelo0 Comments

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Room To Room sharing holiday spirit this season

Room to Room Furniture in Tupelo is spreading some Christmas cheer this season and wanted to pass this information along. S We are collecting canned goods for the St. Luke Food Pantry in partnership with Food For Families until Dec. 11. We will be collecting Christmas décor through Dec 4 at Room to Room for families affected by […]

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Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Voz Vaneilli greets his employees and hands out checks as he tries to figure out what the future holds for him and his business shortly after the April 28 tornado.

Vanelli’s to reopen in new location, possibly with new name

If you missed today’s Daily Journal story about the progress of businesses along North Gloster Street six months after the tornado, click here for a link to the story. One of the most interesting parts of the story is the future of Vanelli’s, and the Daily Journal spoke to owner voz Vanelli about his plans. […]

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Havoline Xpress

Preview: North Gloster business first to rebuild from ground up

By mid-September, the store that paved the way for Randy Groover’s successful seven-store Havoline Xpress Lube franchise will reopen, nearly five months after it was all but wiped away. On April 28, barely two weeks after celebrating his company’s 20th anniversary in business, Groover saw his flagship store in shambles. The store on North Gloster Street was […]

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Toyota, suppliers have donated $86,000 to tornado relief

From Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi: In the aftermath of the April 28 tornado that struck Northeast Mississippi, Toyota asked how they could help those in need. The answer shaped itself in the form of almost $86,000 donated by Toyota, near site suppliers and team members.  Toyota Mississippi and its team members collectively donated of more […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, International, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Red Cross, Toyota, United Way0 Comments

Vanelli

Vanelli: ‘I do intend on reopening’

One of the biggest unanswered questions after the April 28 tornado is, “When will Vanelli’s reopen?” Owner vOz Vanelli has indicated in the past few weeks that he plans to rebuild, and in the past few days, he’s reinforced those thought How, when and where aren’t quite set in stone – Vanelli still is waiting to settle […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

Employees like Chelsey Rodgers helped clean the hotel's interior and exterior while repairs were made.

Six weeks after tornado, Courtyard by Marriott in Tupelo reopens

Exactly six weeks after the April 28 tornado roared through Tupelo, the Courtyard by Marriott hotel reopened on Monday. While the 93-room property didn’t suffer any structural damage, from the tornado the central portion of the building took some wind and water damage as the winds tore the huge marquee off the building and ripped […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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