Posts Tagged ‘Northeast Mississippi’

Hilton suites brand to replace hotel razed after tornado

TUPELO — An 80-room Tupelo hotel demolished because of heavy damage from the tornado last April will be replaced by a larger hotel — one with the Hilton brand. Fusion Hospitality owner Bruce Patel tells The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a 108-room Home2 Suites will be built where the Comfort Suites once stood. It […] [...]

Mississippi furniture makers on rebound with more exports

By Jack Weatherly A few years ago, the Chinese might not have been the kind of trade partners you wanted if you were in furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. That’s because the communist nation was selling goods in this country cheaper than they could be made in the United States. Consequently, the industry —suppliers and manufacturers […] [...]

Labor shortage could have impact on rebuilding after April 28 tornadoes

Contractors are slowly starting to get to work repairing and rebuilding structures that were damaged or destroyed in the April 28 tornadoes that hit the Louisville and Tupelo areas particularly hard. “A few folks are already working,” said Kenneth Estes, owner of Estes Building and Remodeling in Saltillo and president of the Home Builders & […] [...]

Tishomingo’s despair over what could have been fades as metal fabricating grows

Three decades ago Tishomingo County endured the heartbreak of losing a pair of multi-billion-dollar federal economic development projects – a TVA nuclear plant and a NASA rocket assembly facility. But, as fortune would have it, the federal government by the mid-1980s had set the stage for a new era of economic growth for the Northeast […] [...]

Tupelo’s Sid Russell retiring as Public Works Director

by Published: September 13,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Northeast Mississippi, Sid Russell, Tupelo

Sid Russell, the director of Tupelo Public Works Department, is retiring, leaving after working with the city for more than 26 years. Mayor Jason Shelton commended the job Russell has done and his many years of service to the city. Russell’s last day will be Oct. 16. [...]

High water has TVA spilling at dams; farmland to be impacted

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is working to move large volumes of water, as much as one million gallons per second in some places, along the Tennessee River system to reduce potentially damaging flooding from record rainfall. TVA prepared for this event by lowering reservoir levels on the main channel of the Tennessee […] [...]

Fulton voters to decide on levying hotel tax

FULTON — Fulton voters will decide early next month whether or not staying overnight in the city will cost more. Fulton officials have selected June 5 to hold a special election to determine whether or not to implement a 3 percent “tourism tax” on hotel stays in the city. The proposed tax will have to […] [...]

Toyota resumes prepping for Blue Springs plant

After about 18 months in recession-imposed limbo, Toyota announced this morning that it is resuming preparations to open its facility in Blue Springs. According to a press release, Toyota hopes to have the plant, which was announced in February 2007 but put on hold indefinitely a year and a half ago, operational in the fall […] [...]

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