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

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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

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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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Paul Thorn headlines Band Together benefit concert

Paul Thorn is the headline of the June 5 Band Together benefit concert, officials announced today. Other performers include Aaron Hall with Chris Chew of North Mississippi Allstars and Keith Sanders from American Idol; Jimbo Mathis and Them Dirty Crooks; Cary Hudson; The Red Thangs; and other special guests The benefit concert, to be held […]

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Posted in Business news, CREATE Foundation, Disaster relief/recovery, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Band Together Benefit Concert June 5 in Tupelo

From the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association:  Following the storms of April 28, 2014, a group of citizens band together in order to host a benefit concert for the Northeast Mississippi tornado relief efforts. After working feverishly hard, we are proud to announce the Band Together Benefit Concert will take place Thursday, June 5, at […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

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Eat Mor Chikin – Chick-fil-A to donate proceeds to Red Cross

Chick-fil-A diners in Northeast Mississippi, now’s your chance to again help fellow citizens in need. Tomorrow – that’s Wednesday, May 14 – Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Tupelo (both locations), Starkville, Oxford and Columbus will donate 15 percent of their sales between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The money will go to local Red Cross chapters, which […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Food & Dining, National, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Red Cross, Starkville, Tupelo0 Comments

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