Corollas on the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi

Toyota donating 10 cars for education, workforce development

For the third time in as many years, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is donating cars. On Tuesday, Toyota Mississippi will donate 10 cars to further education and workforce development in local communities. One vehicle will be donated to each county career and technology centers serving Alcorn, Itawamba, Lowndes, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union counties; and […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, Business news, Manufacturing, Nonprofits/Charity, Northeast Mississippi, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments


Steel pioneer, Mississippi Silicon investor Correnti dies

From the Mississippi Business Journal:  John Correnti, a pioneer in steel making who left a significant mark on Mississippi, has died at 68, according to published reports. Correnti, who was in Chicago for a meeting of the board for Navistar International Corp., was found  dead in his hotel room Tuesday apparently from natural causes, the […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant, center,left, takes a tour of FXI on Monday before they announce an expansion at the Baldwyn plant.

ICYMI: FXI in Baldwyn nearly doubling workforce

If you didn’t get a chance to read today’s print edition or haven’t see it on the Daily Journal website there’s good news coming out of Baldwyn. FXI is adding 60 workers to its factory there, taking the employee count to 130. Here’s the story: FXI has begun bringing new equipment to its Baldwyn factory and […]

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Shops at Barnes Crossing sold for $8.725 million

The 10-year-old Shops at Barnes Crossing has been sold for $8.725 million to a private investor. The 75,000-square-foot retail center on North Gloster Street is home to  Bed Bath and Beyond, Dollar Tree, David’s Bridal, and Margarita’s. It was most recently owned by RCG Ventures of Atlanta, which bought the center in October 2011 for an undisclosed sum. The […]

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Lambert’s, ‘Home of Throwed Rolls,’ sued for … throwing rolls

Many of us who have visited the Gulf Coast – particularly Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – over the years have made Lambert’s Cafe in Foley a must-stop. The “Home of Throwed Rolls” in Foley is a branch of the Sikeston, Missouri-based restaurant chain , which features servers who lob dinner rolls across the dining room to […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Misc. and random news, National, Restaurants1 Comment

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Food inspections 8/14/15: Schools pass; one restaurant gets ‘C’

Inspectors have been busy the past week checking on school cafeterias, and we’re happy to report that all of them this week got “A” grades.  There were  handful of restaurants getting a “B.” Among them was Vowells of Starkville, which got the “B” on a follow-up inspection after it got hit with a “C” two […]

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WM NM McCullough 8.13.15

Updated plans in for McCullough Walmart Neighborhood Market

Back in March, we reported that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had selected a second site for a  Walmart Neighborhood Market in Tupelo.  There’s an updated preliminary site plan, giving us a little more detail. This Neighborhood Market, dubbed store No. 4624, is just under 42,000 square feet and has a fuel center on the property. The […]

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Posted in Business news, National, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank, Retail News, Tupelo, Water Valley1 Comment

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