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BILL CRAWFORD: If only Tupelo’s unifying culture reached statewide

Do you know the “Tupelo Story,” the uplifting chronicle of Tupelo’s self-transformation from “a hardscrabble hamlet” (Aspen Institute) to a prosperous small city and “national model for homegrown development” (William Winter)?   Vaughn Grisham, Jr., built a career around telling the Tupelo Story and was the founding director of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at Ole Miss. ...

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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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New Albany company supplies new reclining chairs for Cinemark, Malco

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Moviegoers in Tupelo are getting luxurious reclining chairs at both Cinemark and Malco, and it’s a New Albany-based company that’s supplying the new seats. VIP Cinema Seating, which got its start in 2008, has been delivering and installing chairs in half of the eight theaters at Cinemark at The Mall at Barnes Crossing this ...

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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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