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Barnes Crossing Business District aims to attract more shoppers

With more than 3 million square feet of commercial real estate encompassing nine major shopping centers, dozens of restaurants and more than 200 retailers and restaurants, the Barnes Crossing area on North Gloster Street in Tupelo still has room to grow. At least, that’s what businesses in the busy shopping corridor say, as they begin […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway had $138.9M economic impact last year

A new National Park Service report shows that 6 million visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013 spent $138.9 million in communities near the Park.  This spending supported over 1,698 jobs in the local area. “The Natchez Trace Parkway extends 444-miles through 41 county and municipal jurisdictions in the states of Tennessee, Alabama and […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway visits drop second straight month

The Natchez Trace Parkway saw fewer visitors for the second consecutive month in June, parkway officials said. In June, the Parkway saw 518,693 visitors, compared to 563,565 a year ago, a 7.9 percent decline. In May, there were 489,190 visitors, compared to 535,303 a year earlier,, an 8.6 percent drop. Through the first half of […]

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Kay and Buddy Bain exhibit opens at Tupelo CVB

At the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, an exhibit opened today, highlighting Kay and Buddy Bain‘s extensive music career, which took them to the Grand Ole Opry several times, as well as an appearance on “Hee Haw.”  “Kay and Buddy were pioneers in the music industry,” said CVB Executive Director Neal McCoy. “We’ve been blessed to have […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau0 Comments

Free Down on Main Concert tonight in Fairpark

Don’t forget about the  Downtown Main Street Association’s Down on Main Summer Concert Series, which kicks off tonight at 6:30. The FREE concerts are held the second Thursday of July, August and September at Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo. Three local food trucks (local MOBILE,Memphis Style BBQ on Wheels and Two Dudes Mexican Foods) will set up at the concerts, as well as other vendors. Tonight’s headliner is  Hot […]

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Suspicious Minds: Priscilla Presley asks fans to calm down about planes

From the Associated Press: Priscilla Presley is asking fans of her late ex-husband, Elvis Presley, to “please calm down” after a report that two jets once owned by the singer could be removed from Graceland. Fans have posted critical comments on Facebook since The Associated Press reported last week that Elvis Presley Enterprises informed the […]

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State Main Street programs get national accreditation

The Mississippi Main Street Association announced that the following members cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center:   Aberdeen               Corinth                    Pascagoula Amory                    Greenville                […]

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Posted in Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Booneville, Business news, Corinth, National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Pontotoc, Ripley, Starkville, tourism, Tupelo, Water Valley, West Point0 Comments

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