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State Rep. Aldridge, R-Tupelo, not seeking re-election

January 29, 2015

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TUPELO — Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge of Tupelo says he’s not running this year for a fourth term in the Mississippi House. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports that Aldridge discussed his decision Wednesday. He represents House District 17, located entirely in Lee County. He has served in the House since 2004. Last December, the Mississippi […]

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SBA disaster loan application deadline is Monday for Tupelo, Louisville

June 24, 2014

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Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Louisville and Tupelo will cease operations at the close of business Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration said in a news release today. Monday is also the final day to file an SBA Disaster loan application, including homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes for physical damage caused by severe […]

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It’s official: Five Guys to open in Tupelo

April 2, 2014

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By Dennis Seid / Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s the news many of you have been waiting for: The Daily Journal has gotten confirmation that the lease is signed, and Five Guys Burgers & Fries is opening a location in Tupelo. As the Journal first reported last year, the restaurant will open in the King’s Crossing […]

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Tupelo: No. 2 micropolitan in industry growth

March 4, 2014

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By Robbie Ward TUPELO – New and existing industry activity in Tupelo’s micropolitan area in 2013 created more than 900 new jobs and involved more than $78 million in capital improvements, enough to earn the second highest ranking in the nation. Site Selection magazine released the annual ranking Monday of micropolitans, a list of 576 […]

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Silver Airways agrees to cut back flights in Tupelo

February 11, 2014

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Silver Airways has agreed to reduce the number of roundtrip flights between Greenville, Tupelo and Atlanta, as requested by the mayors and airport officials of the Mississippi cities a couple of weeks ago. silverairwayslogo The new schedule will begin March 3, but details are still being worked out. Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson […]

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Grammer opening U.S. headquarters in Lee County

January 29, 2014

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal   SHANNON – Automotive supplier Grammer Inc., is building its new U.S. headquarters to the Tupelo-Lee Industrial Park South and creating 650 jobs. The project, valued at $30 million over five years, will be done in two phases, officials said. The company is moving into a 75,000-square-foot building in the […]

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Tupelo’s NMHS names Shane Spees as new president/CEO

November 7, 2013

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TUPELO, Mississippi — A national search for the new leader of North Mississippi Health Services netted a candidate that has strong ties to the Tupelo community. Shane Spees, a native of Tupelo who started his career in health care under the tutelage of Dan Wilford, a highly-respected and long-time administrator at North Mississippi Medical Center, […]

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Furniture Brands bankruptcy judge picks higher bid

October 3, 2013

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By Dennis Seid, Daily Journal A U.S. Bankruptcy Court tapped KPS Capital Partners as the stalking horse bidder for Furniture Brands International, which filed for Chapter 11 last month. KPS’ $280 million bid is $20 million higher than the one offered by Oaktree Capital Management, which had initially been favored by Furniture Brands to be […]

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Lane Furniture back in play with latest bids … 1,400 jobs could still be saved

October 1, 2013

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By Dennis Seid Furniture Brands International will be in bankruptcy court in Delaware on Wednesday, as a judge will consider several motions. Among them: Oaktree Capital Management‘s larger bid for the company and its assets – including Lane. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sept. 9, Furniture Brands had said it favored a bid […]

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Posturecraft Mattress Company to locate bedding manufacturing operations in Plantersville

September 17, 2013

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JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Posturecraft Mattress Company announced today the company is locating bedding manufacturing operations in Plantersville, Miss., in Lee County. The project represents a $1.75 million company investment and is creating more than 100 new jobs. In April, Posturecraft’s facility in Alabama was destroyed by fire as the result […]

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