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Jack Reed Sr., Tupelo businessman who lost 1987 Mississippi governor race, dies

JACKSON — Jack Reed Sr., a Tupelo businessman who spoke out against Mississippi’s segregationist culture and was a longtime advocate for public schools before losing a race for governor in 1987, has died. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton in a statement said the 91-year-old died Wednesday. City spokeswoman Leesha Faulkner said she doesn’t know what caused Reed’s death. After Army service in World ...

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On the rebound?

It’s that time of year again: the Tupelo Furniture Market is set to kick off its four-day event on Thursday, and vendors are optimistic that sales will be better this year with the recession’s slow-down. With an average attendance of 30,000, twice a year the Market almost doubles the population of Tupelo, considered the upholstery manufacturing capital of the world ...

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MEC ‘voice’ a positive force for Mississippi

A look back in the archives of the Mississippi Business Journal, it’s easy to find example after example of what the Mississippi Economic Council means to the business fortunes of this state. As one Mississippi businessperson put it, the MEC is, “A respected institution whose ideas and input and help and support are sought out on virtually every public policy ...

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