Posts Tagged ‘Lee County’

Wal-Mart Markets invading small neighborhoods in Northeast Mississippi

by Published: September 25,2014

Tags: Business, Itawamba County, Lee County, Mantachie, Mississippi, NEWS, Tupelo

TUPELO – Some Tupelo businesses and residents aren’t too thrilled about the possibility of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. building three of its smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city, but they may not be able to halt what appears to be inevitable. The retailer is quickly making good on its pledge to open 300 Neighborhood Markets […] [...]

Extension assessing damage to agriculture by tornadoes

WINSTON COUNTY — Disaster assessment teams with the Mississippi State University Extension Service are providing “boots on the ground” as agricultural landowners begin the process of recovering from the April 28 storms. “These trained teams can assess immediate and long-term needs,” said Elmo Collum, a disaster response coordinator with the MSU Extension Service. “They may […] [...]

After appeal, board terminates school principal

TUPELO — The Lee County School Board has voted to terminate former Belden Center principal Ralph Green. Green, who was fired by superintendent Jimmy Weeks in September, had appealed the decision to the school board. He had a closed personnel hearing during the fall. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the board discussed his appeal […] [...]

County leaders to raise taxes for emergency services

TUPELO — Lee County Board of Supervisors president Bobby Smith says taxpayers shouldn’t expect more than a modest tax increase in the 2014 fiscal year budget to upgrade the county’s aging 911 radio system. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported supervisors approved the county tax rolls yesterday, allowing officials to go ahead with crafting a […] [...]

Every piece is unique at Midnite Pottery

Midnite Pottery got its name because it was started by family members who had full-time jobs, and took up pottery making with a passion that left them often working until midnight or later. “My brother, Dean Webb, started the business,” said Midnite Pottery owner Jennifer Shelton. “He had just taken a pottery lesson. He didn’t […] [...]

Lee County Agri-Center faces uncertain future prospects

by Published: November 6,2011

Tags: agribusiness, Lee County, Lee County Agri-Center

When it was built in 1994, the Lee County Agri-Center was one of the first such centers in the state and was thought of as a regional center. Hopes were high that the 150,000-square-foot complex would not only pay for itself but bring in additional revenue for the county. The facility has not lived up […] [...]

CREATE gets ‘first in the world’ certification

In 1934, the late George McLean was out of work. But unlike most of the Depression-era unemployed, the 30-year old former college professor had a small sum of family money. McLean soon bought the Tupelo Journal , a biweekly newspaper that later became known as the daily Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal . Fourteen years later, […] [...]

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