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Corinth Coca-Cola inks agreement to expand territory

It’s taken more than a year, but Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works is a step closer to expanding its distribution territory into West Tennessee.  It was announced in April 2013 that the Coca-Cola Co. and five of its U.S. bottlers would enter into a new beverage partnership, with the bottlers gaining more territory. For Corinth Coca-Cola […]

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State, Ole Miss fans can’t get enough of Sports Illustrated

Last week’s Sports Illustrated issue featuring both Mississippi State and Ole Miss has been a tough item to find. At Barnes and Noble in Tupelo, the initial shipment of some 260 copies was gone by Friday. Another 1,200 arrived yesterday and they were sold out within six hours. Customers, who got a ticket to get […]

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The former home of The Bakery, and most recently, Ole State Grill, will be the home of Gabriel

Gabriel’s on Gloster now open in Tupelo

Biz Buzz let you know about Tupelo’s newest restaurant – well, one of among several that have opened/will open soon – last month, and it’s now open. Gabriel’s on Gloster opened Monday, and two familiar names are working the kitchen: Pete Nicholson and Robert Samuelson. Here’s what we said about Gabriel’s in our earlier post: […]

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‘My Cool Inventions Radio’ now airing in Tupelo

Got an invention but not quite sure where to turn to take it to the next step? Akos Jankura is known as “the solutionist,” the inventor who appears on HSN and is the founder and co-host of “My Cool Inventions Radio” ( “My Cool Inventions Radio” is now on air in Tupelo from 8-9am Monday through Friday on […]

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On the menus: Food inspections for 10.10.14

It’s been a bit hectic lately, but here are two weeks’ worth of inspections from around Northeast Mississippi. Bon appetit! The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.  The facilities are graded from A to C. An “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough […]

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CarMax officially opens in Tupelo

It’s not news to you if you’ve been a Biz Buzz reader, but CarMax is open in Tupelo. Here’s the official press release from the company. And, as a side note, Daily Journal sports editor John Pitts was its first customer. Don’t worry, he had to pay. Wasn’t an quid pro quo situation. The nation’s […]

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America’s No. 1 sandwich? Turkey, according to one survey

According to this story on Yahoo, America’s favorite sandwich is … Turkey: Forget po’ boys and sloppy joes– the humble turkey sandwich is America’s #1 sandwich of choice, according to menu research firm Datassential. The firm really did its homework – it compiled the responses of thousands of Americans who’d eaten a sandwich in the last two weeks […]

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