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City of Tupelo awarded top municipal honor in Mississippi

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BILOXI — The city of Tupelo has received a top honor among Mississippi municipalities by winning the Mississippi Municipal League Overall Award for Excellence for 2015. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo received the honor during an awards program Wednesday as part of the league’s annual conference. The award recognizes and encourages the achievement of Mississippi cities in meeting ...

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Emerald Home Furnishings plans furniture plant in New Albany

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NEW ALBANY — Emerald Home Furnishings announced Wednesday that it will open an upholstered furniture factory in New Albany, investing more than $2 million and hiring 150 workers. The company, based in Seattle, Washington, will move into a building formerly occupied by furniture component manufacturer Hickory Springs, which closed its New Albany plant in June 2012. Federal, state and local ...

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Tupelo voters approve $44M school bond request

TUPELO — Voters have approved a $44 million bond request from the Tupelo Public School District. School officials say over 85 percent of the voters approved the request. It required 60 percent to pass. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports voters cast 3,276 ballots, with 2,800 supporting the request to issue the bonds to fund infrastructure upgrades, security features and ...

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Railroad 'quiet zone' still Tupelo's goal

TUPELO — In order to silence the horns and whistles that blare from the trains traveling through Tupelo, the city must first look at spending more than $5 million to make safety improvements at 22 intersections. Finding a way to improve the quality of life in a city split by railroad tracks isn’t a new development. But city leaders are ...

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Rehab center has broad community support in NE Mississippi

TUPELO — Step-by-step, word-by-word, Regional Rehabilitation Center has built up a legacy that extends well beyond the walls of the one-story building. For 6-year-old Peyton Camp, son of Susan and Rusty Camp of Ingomar, Regional Rehab has meant being understood when he speaks and writes. “They’ve brought him a long way,” said Susan Camp. Peyton was one of nearly 1,500 ...

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Hilton suites brand to replace hotel razed after tornado

TUPELO — An 80-room Tupelo hotel demolished because of heavy damage from the tornado last April will be replaced by a larger hotel — one with the Hilton brand. Fusion Hospitality owner Bruce Patel tells The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a 108-room Home2 Suites will be built where the Comfort Suites once stood. It will be the second Hilton ...

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Mississippi furniture makers on rebound with more exports

By Jack Weatherly A few years ago, the Chinese might not have been the kind of trade partners you wanted if you were in furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. That’s because the communist nation was selling goods in this country cheaper than they could be made in the United States. Consequently, the industry —suppliers and manufacturers — in Mississippi felt the ...

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Labor shortage could have impact on rebuilding after April 28 tornadoes

Contractors are slowly starting to get to work repairing and rebuilding structures that were damaged or destroyed in the April 28 tornadoes that hit the Louisville and Tupelo areas particularly hard. “A few folks are already working,” said Kenneth Estes, owner of Estes Building and Remodeling in Saltillo and president of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Northeast Mississippi. ...

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Acco to add 162-job call center in Booneville

BOONEVILLE, Miss. — Acco Brands will add a 162-employee call center at its Booneville factory and distribution center. The company announced the $1.6 million investment Tuesday. The state of Mississippi will give Acco $150,000 to modify a building and the Tennessee Valley Authority will also assist. The company, based in Lake Zurich, Ill., makes office supplies under various brands including ...

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It’s official: Five Guys to open in Tupelo

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 retail center, which is home ...

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