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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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CarMax to open Tupelo store next week

CarMax is set to open its Tupelo location next week, the company confirmed today.  A soft opening is planned Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the used car giant, which has more than 120 stores nationwide. It will be the second CarMax store in the state; the other location is in Jackson. The Tupelo store – located […]

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ICYMI: Walmart Neighborhood Markets opening across region

In case you missed it in today’s Daily Journal, here’s my follow-up story to the efforts of Tupelo First to halt the encroachment of Walmart Neighborhood Markets into Tupelo (click here for that story) from Wednesday. Here’s today’s story, with comments from Walmart:  Some Tupelo businesses and residents aren’t too thrilled about the possibility of Wal-Mart Stores […]

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‘Tupelo First’ group looking to stop Wal-Mart expansion in city

A nonprofit group, Tupelo First, has created a Facebook page, asking citizens to tell city leaders to stop Wal-Mart Inc.’s rumored interest in building smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city. In its post, Tupelo First asks fans to contact Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and City Council members by phone or by sending them a copy of […]

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Michael Cox and his wife, Kayla, bought three iPhone 6 Plus smartphones Friday morning at Verizon Wireless in Tupelo.

Sales of iPhone 6 going briskly in Tupelo

Jody Dill of Mantachie spent 16 hours  waiting to buy the bigger, better, faster Apple iPhone 6, getting to the AT&T Wireless store on North Gloster Street Thursday afternoon at around 4 p.m. to wait for the store’s 8 a.m. opening today. But Michael Cox waited even longer. He was first in line at the nearby […]

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Mantachie Walmart Neighborhood Market now hiring

Walmart will hire about 30 employees for its new Walmart Neighborhood Market that’s scheduled to open this winter in Mantachie.  A temporary hiring kiosk has opened in the Walmart Supercenter at 3929 N. Gloster Street in Tupelo. Store manager Brandon Williams will hire full- and part-time associates. Most will begin work next month. Applications will be accepted 24 […]

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Academy Sports looks to open store in Tupelo

Academy Sports and Outdoors is looking to open a store in Tupelo, and what’s left to do is for the deal to close later this month, sources tell Biz Buzz. The Katy, Texas-based sporting goods and outdoors retailer has some 180 stores in 13 states, mostly in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, […]

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