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On the menu: Food inspection report for 4.24.15

The food inspector was busy in Lee County last week, visiting quite a few places. And everybody got A’s in the county.  There were two B’s, both in Corinth. There also was a C this week, in Calhoun City, at Nelson’s Soul Food & Grill. It was not in compliance because it didn’t have a […]

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Tupelo chef shares plans about The Skillet restaurant

Daily Journal Food Editor Ginna Parsons caught up with Tupelo chef David Leathers, who updated her on his plans for The Skillet restaurant at the corner of Clayton Avenue and West Jackson Street. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up today’s paper, here’s a link to the story on the Daily Journal’s website. What […]

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Tickets still available for Tupelo’s Wine Downtown

The sixth Wine Downtown in Tupelo is Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a limited number of tickets still are available. Twelve businesses are participating in the event, which is sponsored by Trustmark Bank  – About the South, The Caron Gallery, Farmhouse, Kirksey Brothers Furniture, MLM Clothiers, Reed’s Gumtree Gift shop, Reed’s Ladies Department, Rumor […]

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Blue Bell recalls all of its ice cream products

From the Associated Press: Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.  The company “cannot say with certainty” how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue […]

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Kellex bringing 75 jobs to Tupelo

Officials from Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, announce the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as their location to pursue new growth […]

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On the menu: Food inspection report for 4/17/15

This week’s facility inspection report brings us a lot of schools, all of which made A’s. But there were two places getting C’s this week: Citgo Mart in Corinth and Subway in Aberdeen. • For Subway, the only violation was not having a certified manager. That’s a big no-no, and thus the C. • For […]

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Toyota shifting Corolla production from Canada to Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1 billion to invest in an assembly plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, moving production of the Corolla sedan from its plant in Cambridge, Ontario. Corolla production will continue at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. The factory in Mexico will  employ 2,000 workers and will build as many as  200,000 cars a year. Production […]

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