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Mississippi Hills Alliance to hire first executive director

The Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance has begun a search for its first executive director to head the 30-county organization.  The announcement was made at the annual meeting this morning of the Alliance, which is the official coordinating entity for the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. The search will go thru Oct. 30, with top candidates interviewed in November and a date tentatively […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, Northeast Mississippi, State, tourism1 Comment

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Wunderbar! Oktoberfest makes return to downtown Tupelo Oct. 1

Das is gut, ja!  Oktoberfest is back for a second year, co-sponsored by Better Brands Distributing and Grammer, according to the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. The second annual German-inspired event will be held Oct. 1 at Fairpark in downtown Tupelo.  The evening will be filled with activities celebrating the German culture, including music by […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Festivals and events, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments


Study shows Mississippi tourism advertising pays off

A study by independent research firm DPA shows tourism is big business in the state, according to the Mississippi Tourism office. DPA completed an ad effectiveness study that examined consumer response and return on investment for tourism advertising during last year’s Mississippi Homecoming campaign. The study concluded that for every dollar invested in tourism advertising promotion, […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway visitor count down nearly 50 percent

According to officials with the Natchez Trace Parkway, recreational visits to the 444-mile route is down by nearly half during May and June compared to a year ago. NTP Superintendent Mary Risser said and average of 385,382 used the Parkway during May and June 2015 compared with  an average of 750,036 for the same period a year earlier. […]

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Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie compete in the Slugburger Festival eating contest last year. Stonie won by eating 43 burgers in 10 minutes.

Lucky 13 vying for World Slugburger Eating Championship in Corinth

It’s an epic eating showdown in Corinth Saturday, featuring two arch rivals eating deep-fried burgers made with meat and soy under a sweltering Mississippi sun. Should be intriguing. It’s the Fourth Annual World Slugburger Eating Championship. A week after upending eight-time defending July Fourth Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating champion Joey “The Jaws” Chestnut on Coney Island, Matt […]

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Posted in Corinth, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Silly or odd news, tourism0 Comments


Tanglefoot Trail added to National Trails System

The Tanglefoot Trail that stretches from Houston to New Albany is one of 10 local and state trails added to the National Trails System by the National Park Service  today. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis designated them in advance  of Saturday’s National Trails Day. The Tanglefoot Trail […]

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Posted in Community development, Houston, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Tanglefoot Trail, tourism0 Comments

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Elvis Forever stamp to be issued by Postal Service

Elvis Presley will be commemorated on a Forever stamp as the sixth inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icon Series that launched in 2013. The stamp image will be previewed at a later date.Elvis’s image will join Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin as Forever stamps. “Elvis is a natural addition to […]

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Posted in Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Misc. and random news, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

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