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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It’s official: SeaPort begins service Oct. 27 with $39 ‘Get Onboard’ fare

As we reported Monday,  Seaport Airlines will begin service in Tupelo Oct. 27.  Here’s the official press release: SeaPort Airlines today announced that it will begin air service on Oct. 27, 2014 from Tupelo, Mississippi (Tupelo Regional Airport) to Memphis (Memphis International Airport) and Nashville (Nashville International Airport). The carrier was recently awarded the Essential Air Service […]

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Cooper Tire to sell stake in China plant for $284 million

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. confirmed today that its joint-venture partner in China, Chengshan Group Co. Ltd., has exercised its option to buy Cooper’s 65 percent state in the Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Company Ltd, or CCT. According to the Wall Street Journal, Chengshan Group has offered to buy Cooper’s stake for $284.5 million. In […]

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Chili Fest

Volunteers needed for Friday’s Chili Fest in Tupelo

It’s the 15th annual Chili Fest Friday in Downtown Tupelo. But, as with any big event, volunteers are needed.  The event also serves as a fund raiser for the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. • Lunch will be served from 11 am. to 1:30 p.m. Jim Bean’s chili and fixin’s will be served while Matt Nolan provides […]

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WLOV in Tupelo acquired by Coastal Television Broadcasting

Three weeks after its sister flagship station, WTVA, was sold, a new owner has emerged for WLOV as well.  WLOV, a Fox affiliate, is being acquired by Coastal Television Broadcasting Co. of Cumming, Georgia. The company is buying the station – pending regulatory approval – for an undisclosed sum from Tupelo Broadcasting Inc. Here’s the press release […]

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PPI of Tupelo on Inc. 5000′s fastest-growing companies list

This story courtesy of Lesley Young, who tells us about PPI of Tupelo, which is on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.: Gerald Drumwright recently opened Inc. magazine to find his Tupelo company PPI Printing & Promotional Items posted in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in […]

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