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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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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, State, Transportation, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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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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Posted in Air service, Business news, National, Northeast Mississippi, Transportation, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport1 Comment

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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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Transportation, Tupelo0 Comments

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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Northern Loop-Highway 78 bridge work to begin

The Northern Loop that connects Coley Road to Barnes Crossing Road in Tupelo includes two bridges – one over the Natchez Trace Parkway and one over U.S. Highway 78/future Interstate 22. Construction on the Natchez Trace bridge should be complete by this summer.  Meanwhile, the Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that the 78 bridge […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Mall At Barnes Crossing, MDOT, Natchez Trace Parkway, Transportation, Tupelo0 Comments


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