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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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North Mississippi Medical Center performs congenital heart surgeries

August 8, 2013

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TUPELO, Miss.-Two young men recently made heart history at North Mississippi Medical Center. On June 24, Patrick Keith and Chris Gentry, both 25 and from Tupelo, became the first two patients to undergo surgery locally for congenital heart defects as a result of a cooperative effort between NMMC and the Children’s Heart Center at University […]

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

May 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, […]

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Tupelo newspaper revs up new multi-million-dollar press

January 14, 2013

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The Monday edition of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal was the first to come off a new printing press. Clay Foster, chairman/CEO of Journal Inc. and publisher of the Daily Journal, says the paper worked for months to prepare the new multimillion-dollar, 160-feet-long printing press for its first full run on Sunday night. Foster says […]

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Tupelo’s NMMC implants nation’s first absorbable heart stent

January 3, 2013

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TUPELO — Cardiologists at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heart Institute recently implanted the nation’s first absorbable stent as part of a research study. Abbott Vascular received FDA approval in December to begin the ABSORB trial in the United States. Absorb, the world’s first drug eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold, is a first-of-its-kind device for treating coronary […]

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(VIDEO) Dan Rollins is the new CEO of BancorpSouth

December 20, 2012

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On Wednesday, BancorpSouth CEO Dan Rollins gave a three-minute interview to MBJ-TV just three weeks into his new role as leader of one of the state’s largest financial institutions. Rollins’ successful tenure at Prosperity Bank in Houston, Texas led to that bank becoming Houston’s largest holding company and nearly doubling its assets in five years. […]

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Salsarita’s coming to North Mississippi in 2013

December 12, 2012

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National Mexican cantina chain Salsarita’s will open new locations in Mississippi according to a new development agreement. According to a press release, the company will open 10 locations throughout Mississippi over the next five years. Area developer J.C. Clark, a leading franchisee for McAlister’s Deli, will lead the expansion. “Salsarita’s is a category leader that […]

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