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SeaPort Airlines reception and meet-and-greet today in Tupelo

SeaPort Airlines began air service in October in Tupelo, with roundtrip flights to Memphis and Nashville.  Now’s your chance to meet airline executives and ask them questions if you’d like. Starting at 6 p.m. today at Tupelo Regional Airport, a reception will be held, with SeaPort officials including executive VP Tim Sieber, manager of community […]

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Tupelo Auto Sales sold to Carlock Automotive Group

One of Northeast Mississippi’s oldest automobile dealerships, Tupelo Auto Sales, has been sold to Carlock Automotive Group, which owns Toyota and Nissan dealerships in Tupelo. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, was completed today, and Larry Brymer, the general manager of Carlock’s dealerships in Tupelo. He said the new Carlock Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram name for the dealership is […]

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MDOT study: State airports generate $2.5B in economic activity

Mississippi’s airports generate more than $2.5 billion in economic impact, according to  the Mississippi Department of Transportation.  More in its news release: According to a recent study by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the state’s 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity, provide vital connectivity links enabling businesses to function […]

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Four airlines submit bids for air service to Tupelo

Four airlines have submitted offers to the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide subsidized air service to Tupelo.  Silver Airways, which is ending its two-year run, has been ordered to provide service at least until Aug. 7 or until a substitute service is found. The airlines submitting bids are: Aerodynamics Inc., Air Choice One, SeaPort Airlines […]

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Deadline for air service bids for Tupelo extended to June 2

Deadline for air service bids for Tupelo extended to June 2

The deadline for airlines interested in providing air service to Tupelo and other cities currently being served by Silver Airways has been extended two weeks.  The original deadline for bids was today,  but the U.S. Department of Transportation extended the deadline to June 2. The department gave no reason for the extension. Last month, the U.S. Department […]

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Construction crews have started building the framework for the dealership.

CarMax construction for Tupelo store moving along

  CarMax began construction recently on its Tupelo store on Tom Watson Drive, and it looks like it’s well on its way to its planned September opening. The photo above was taken this morning (Friday, May 16). The store will be a total of 7,467 square feet, with 4,394 dedicated to the sales area; the […]

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Silver Airways to continue service at least through Aug. 7

As expected, the U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to continue service to five markets– including Tupelo – after the airline announced two weeks ago its intent to end service there (click here for previous coverage). The other affected cities are Muscle Shoals, Ala.; and in Mississippi,  Greenville, Meridian and Laurel/Hattiesburg.  (more…)

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