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Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail work to begin in October

The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said today at a groundbreaking ceremony.  Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. The $11.5 million project includes repaving and widening East Main […]

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Posted in Construction, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, West Point0 Comments

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Tupelo CVB will match tourism events up to $15,000

Got an event or festival for Tupelo that can boost tourism and promote Northeast Mississippi? How would you like some money to go toward promoting that event?  The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its matching grant program for event promotion for fiscal year 2015.  The program’s goal is to fund the promotion of special events and festivals that […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau1 Comment

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Tupelo Elvis tribute artist winner in Top 10 in Memphis

From the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association: The Tupelo Elvis Festival named Ben Thompson of London, England the 2014 Tupelo Elvis Tribute Artist Winner at the festival this past June. As the winner of the Tupelo competition, Thompson represented Tupelo in round one of the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition Tuesday in Memphis. […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Elvis Festival0 Comments

Wouldn't something like this be cool in Tupelo?  A rockin' and rollin' water park.

This one, by the way, is Magic Waters Waterpark/Rockford IL

OPINION: Besides Target, Tupelo could use a water park

In Sunday’s Daily Journal, my column, “Besides Target, we could use a water park” generated some views and ideas. In case you missed it, here’s an excerpt: On Facebook last week there was a post reminiscing the good old days when Tupelo had a water park of some kind. Tupelo natives – of which I […]

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Posted in Business news, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

Some 65  businesses have indicated their interest in the new Barnes Crossing Business District.

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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Posted in Business news, Mall At Barnes Crossing, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, tourism, Tupelo1 Comment

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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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Posted in Natchez Trace Parkway, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

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