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Tupelo selects designer for public Fairpark plaza

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo has agreed to pay $25,000 to a local firm to design the streetscape and landscaping of a public plaza to be built as part of a new commercial development within the downtown Fairpark District. By unanimous vote, the Tupelo City Council on Tuesday agreed to award the project contract to Sloan ...

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Tecumseh Products Company expanding in Verona, creating 60 jobs

Tecumseh Products Company is expanding in Verona, investing $1.1 million and creating 60 jobs. Tecumseh, manufacturer of refrigeration and A/C products, is consolidating its Canada operations to Verona. The Verona facility also will begin to manufacture the company’s AK2 line of compressors. Production of the AK2 line began in the second quarter of this year. “Tecumseh is pleased to have ...

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Tupelo stays with Contour for commercial air service

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Contour Airlines will continue to provide air service for the All-America City after the Tupelo Airport Authority voted 4-1 today to stick with the company. The lone dissenter was board chairman Larry Decker, who wanted more time to look at the proposals by Contour and Boutique Air. And in an expected move, the affirmative ...

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Raw Furniture is more than a store for couple

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal They live in a barn. They work out of a barn. And their business is a converted barn. So when Andrea and Michael Gibson say, “From our barn to yours,” they aren’t kidding. The owners of Raw Furniture Co. in Tupelo, the Gibsons are a couple perfectly matched for each other. He’s the dreamer; ...

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Tupelo Airport to mull airline bids a little longer

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – While Contour Airlines has emerged as the leading candidate to continue providing air service in the All-America City, the airport board isn’t quite ready to make a final decision. Contour has provided 30 weekly flights between Tupelo and Nashville since April of last year, and its contract expires in March. It wants ...

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Saltillo snared by sales tax snafu

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal  A year-and-a-half long slog to return a mistaken sales tax windfall is now over. As of September, the city of Saltillo has completed the repayment of about $139,000 in excess sales tax revenue directed toward the city, according to Mayor Rex Smith and City Clerk Mary Parker. “Parts of the city of Tupelo have ...

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Contour confident in bid to remain Tupelo’s air carrier

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal When Contour Airlines made its pitch two years ago to provide air service to Tupelo, company CEO Matt Chaifetz said it was important to bring back reliability, which had suffered enormously during the previous three years. “Tupelo is a good fit for us, and we think we’re a good fit for Tupelo,” he said ...

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Tupelo’s Fairpark development adding tenants

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – The first two tenants have committed to a new Fairpark District development. Ross & Yerger is relocating its downtown Tupelo office on South Broadway to what will be called Fairpark Towers. Joining the Jackson-based insurance company’s office will be Century Construction and Realty Inc. Officials recently announced a public-private partnership between the city and ...

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Tupelo seeks to regain investment from motel demo

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal TUPELO – With all demolition and grading work at the site of a former Ramada Inn on North Gloster Street complete, the city of Tupelo has taken steps to recoup the more than $400,000 of public money invested into cleaning up the property. A sloping, grassy field now marks the site in Tupelo where ...

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