Posts Tagged ‘Tupelo’

Journal Inc. has history of region building with quality journalism

One of the oldest companies in Mississippi, the Northeast Mississippi media company Journal Inc., is unique in that it has had no layoffs during the recession. The Journal, which publishes the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo and 20 weekly newspapers (including the Mississippi Business Journal), is unique in that it is owned by the […] [...]

Toyota plant brings Highway 9 to record completion

by Published: August 19,2012

Tags: Highway 9, MDOT, Toyota, Tupelo

There was a theme at last week’s ribbon cutting for the new four-lane state Highway 9: Doing things under budget and in record time requires a public-private partnership in which everybody pulls on the same end of the rope. It also doesn’t hurt if it’s Toyota that will be the highway’s main beneficiary. The $87.5 […] [...]

New integrated marketing head hopes to help students realize possibilities of field

OXFORD — As new director of the integrated marketing communications program at the University of Mississippi’s journalism school, Scott Fiene hopes to help students get passionate about the field and learn to use all the discipline’s tools. With more than two decades of corporate public relations and marketing communications experience, Fiene has plenty of knowledge […] [...]

Tennessee man sentenced for avoiding tobacco tax out of Tupelo business

TUPELO — A Tennessee man has been sentenced for his role in routing tobacco through Mississippi to avoid taxes. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports  that Randy Benham of Cordova, Tenn., was sentenced Monday to 12 months plus one day by U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson. He was placed on three years’ supervised release […] [...]

Cash mobs mean dollars for downtown Tupelo

Small businesses are important to Tupelo. That’s why the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is busy doing what it can to promote local retailers. One of their most innovative promotions is Cash Mobs, a take off on the Flash Mob where people meet at a designated place for a particular happening such as singing or […] [...]

Read July 9 issue of MBJ

>> FIGHTING BACK Exterminators, scientists see strides in finding, killing bed bugs — By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> TRUESOUTH IN FULL SWING New golf tournament field up for July 16— by Staff Reports >> “CALL WAITING” PSC commissioner Presley to challenge law derived from ‘AT&T Bill’— by Clay Chandler >> FINANCE New […] [...]

BUTT JUSTICE: Saltillo aldermen approve ban on saggy pants

SALTILLO — Saltillo has joined other communities in approving a ban on saggy pants in public. The unanimous vote by aldermen came Tuesday during their regular meeting. >>> MBJ POLL QUESTION: Which is more indecent? A $50 fine comes with the first offense with subsequent offenses possibly resulting in fines up to $200. Saltillo’s new […] [...]

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 […] [...]

BancorpSouth profit jumps, loan set-aside shrinks

TUPELO — BancorpSouth is set aside less for future loan losses and made more in fees from mortgage borrowers, increasing profit in the first quarter. The Tupelo firm said Monday that profit rose to $22.9 million, or 25 cents per share, in the quarter that ended March 31. The bank said that’s the most it […] [...]

Date set for Keenum’s sentence in bank fraud case

by Published: December 14,2011

Tags: BancorpSouth, bank, Booneville, Mississippi, Tupelo

Once prominent attorney Thomas D. Keenum Sr. will be sentenced Dec. 30 for federal bank fraud. The 71-year-old Keenum pleaded guilty in August 2010 to a scheme to defraud BancorpSouth of Booneville through a $135,447 loan. He faces up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines. Keenum’s sentencing was delayed more than […] [...]

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