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Pigskins in the Park returns to downtown Tupelo Oct. 3

“Pigskins in the Park” returns Oct. 3 in Fairpark in front of City Hall in downtown Tupelo.  State and Ole Miss fans can watch their football teams play on the road on a giant 22-foot by 33-foot screen. That day, Mississippi State visits Texas A&M and Ole Miss visits Florida. It’s the fifth time for Pigskins, which began […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth, C Spire, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Tupelo0 Comments

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Apple Pay now available to Renasant customers

Renasant Corp. said  today that cardholders with a Renasant Bank MasterCard Debit Card now have access to faster, more secure everyday payments wherever Apple Pay is accepted. “We are excited to offer our clients the opportunity to use Apple Pay with their Renasant Bank MasterCard Debit Card,” said John Oxford, director of corporate communication and external affairs for […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, National, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank, Technology, Tupelo0 Comments


Mississippi Silicon begins hiring first of 200 workers

The $200 million Mississippi Silicon plant has begun hiring the first of what could be as many as 200 workers at its Burnsville plant. Company officials announced today that it has begun recruiting full-time skilled trade workers through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security‘s WIN Job Centers and with help from Northeast Mississippi Community College. The plant, […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Economic development, International, Manufacturing, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Technology0 Comments

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RadioShacks in Northeast Mississippi to close by March 31

RadioShack announced last week it was closing 1,784 stores, nearly half of its 4,000 stores.  In Northeast Mississippi, stores in Tupelo, Corinth and West Point will be close by the end of March. The closures will occur in three waves: • The first wave  includes 162 stores and is set to be complete by Feb. […]

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Posted in Business Closures, Business news, Corinth, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Technology, Tupelo, West Point0 Comments

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C Spire opens $23M technology center in Starkville

C Spire marked the official opening today of its new $23 million data center in Northeast Mississippi. According to C Spire, “The award-winning center promises to boost regional business technology infrastructure and spur new investment and expansion opportunities.” The 23,800 square foot center, located on a 6.5 acre site at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and […]

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Posted in Business news, C Spire, Northeast Mississippi, Starkville, Technology2 Comments


AT&T sued by federal government for ‘throttling’ data speeds

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans, the Associated Press reports. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers that it would reduce data speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use in a billing […]

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BlueFire Renewables could get $270M to build Fulton plant

BlueFire Renewables could get as much as $270 million from China’s Export Import Bank to finish building its cellulosic-ethanol plant in Fulton.  That project was first announced in 2009. The company said the $300 million plant would eventually employ 70-80 people and produce up to 19 million gallons of ethanol from green and wood wastes. Site […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Energy, Fulton, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Technology0 Comments

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