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Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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Pro South adding sawmill, 57 jobs to Booneville operation

Officials from Booneville-based Pro South today said it expanding its operations in the city by adding a sawmill. The $2.75 million company investment will create 57 new jobs, officials said. In addition to Pro South’s logging, trucking, timber purchasing, and wood yard services operations, the company’s new sawmill will produce large quantities of processed lumber and timber products. “I […]

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Second Walmart Neighborhood Market site for Tupelo picked

The second of three proposed Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Tupelo has its location.  Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has selected the strategic intersection of McCullough Boulevard and West Barnes Crossing Road for its second location. The official address is 2990 McCullough Boulevard, which belongs to Mossy Oak Properties. The going price for the acreage there is $3.456 million according […]

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Bim Bam Burgers & Wings hopes to open in Tupelo by May 2

Bim Bam Burgers & Wings, which is moving into the former Atlanta Bread Company building on South Gloster Street in Tupelo, could be open in time for the much-anticipated and epic Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on May 2. That, according to Bim Bam owner Tony Barragan, who was meeting with a city inspector earlier today. He’s received a temporary […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Tupelo0 Comments

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Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe in Tupelo to get local ownership, open in May

In November, we told you about Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe eyeing a spot in Tupelo to open.  Specifically, plans showed it going in the space between Five Guys and Sports Clips in the Kings Crossing shopping center. Well, it’s now official, Taziki’s is indeed coming, and it’s going to have some local ownership. Zell Long – who heads […]

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First Walmart Neighborhood Market in Tupelo to be built

It’s been talked about for some time that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been looking to build up to three of its smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Tupelo. Now it’s official that at least ONE will be built.  This one will be about 40,ooo-square feet, at the corner of South Gloster and Carnation streets. As a point […]

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Tippah County Development Foundation names new exec

Matthew Harrison has been named executive director of the Tippah County Development Foundation, effective Feb. 2.  According to the TCDF: Harrison will work closely with the  board of directors, local officials and local businesses to further their mission of promoting economic development in Tippah County. The TCDF utilizes strategic partnering to bring new businesses and jobs […]

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