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Musicians 'Band Together' for tornado relief

As residents of Tupelo rebuild their lives following the tornado that devastated the city, they will be offered a little music to brighten their day. A group of citizens has banded together to host a benefit concert for the Northeast Mississippi tornado relief efforts. The “Band Together” benefit concert will be held June 5 at Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo. Gates ...

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New website launched to help Tupelo recover from storm

In the wake of the devastating tornado that caused widespread damage in the city of Tupelo Monday, a new website is aiming to help in the recovery efforts while at the same time illustrating the strength of community. Spearheaded by the Tupelo-based advertising firm Mabus Agency and sponsored by Renasant Bank, www.tupelostrong.com was launched Tuesday afternoon. The grass-roots mission is ...

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CREATE ‘about quality of life’

The 40-year-old nonprofit CREATE Foundation has experienced tremendous growth in the last eight years, when its assets more than doubled from $30 million to about $64.5 million at the end of 2012. Driving the growth is Toyota’s $50-million endowment as well as CREATE’s successful challenge grant matches in the 17-county region where the nonprofit is engaged. “It’s kind of phenomenal,” ...

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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, McLean led in the establishment ...

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