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Boards, commissions still to be streamlined

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal JACKSON – Second-term Gov. Phil Bryant apparently is not giving up on a goal he made in his first inaugural address in January 2012 – to merge some of the state’s many boards and commissions. The Republican governor revived his goal of merging some of the more than 200 state boards and commissions in the ...

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Tupelo’s Green Street business district remembered

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – Just a few yards away where Theodore “Ted” Debro Jr. spoke Wednesday was once Debro’s Cafe, a popular spot for Tupelo’s African-American community. The cafe, which was opened by Debro’s father, was an integral part of the Green Street business district that served as the hub of the black community in the early ...

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Tupelo CDF breaks ground on third spec building

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal SHANNON – The Community Development Foundation broke ground on its third speculative building, a 100,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South (also commonly called TULIPS). It is the third spec building built by the CDF, which five years ago began the program to provide building shells for prospective companies to use. The ...

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Tupelo planners consider rezoning request on North Gloster

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal TUPELO – The Planning Commission is poised to approve a rezoning request designed to facilitate additional commercial development in one of the city’s major hubs of business activity. Mitchell Scruggs, a local farmer and developer, has requested that five acres on the west side of North Gloster Street be rezoned from agricultural to regional ...

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Tupelo works to provide utilities to annexed areas

Efforts continue to ensure residents annexed into Tupelo in 2012 receive updated municipal utility services. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo Water & Light has completed installation of fire hydrants and new drinking water lines in the Chesterville Road area on the city’s western edge. On the other side of town, installation of sewer lines in the Deer Park ...

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Tupelo City Council to address Mississippi state flag

The Tupelo City Council is expected to discuss Mississippi’s controversial state flag this week. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that council president Lynn Bryan plans to bring up a resolution before the City Council that will ask the Legislature for a new state flag. Mississippi’s current state flag features a Confederate emblem. The council is also expected to discuss ...

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Some of 840 Ashley jobs coming to Mississippi

By DENNIS SEID Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Ashley Furniture Industries is laying off 840 workers at its manufacturing plant in Colton, California, and shifting production to plants in North Carolina, Mississippi and Wisconsin. Already one of the largest private employers in Northeast Mississippi, Ashley employs some 4,000 workers at its plants in Ecru, Ripley and Verona. The company says the ...

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Tupelo Airport to get $950,000 for taxiway

Tupelo Regional Airport is set to get an infusion of cash to repair its taxiway. The Daily Journal reports that Mississippi’s two Republican U.S. Senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, announced Friday that the Tupelo Airport Authority will receive $948,223. Most of that money comes from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport safety and infrastructure. The taxiway runs parallel to ...

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Tupelo Furniture Market goes ‘soft’ to strengthen its position

By JACK WEATHERLY Northeast Mississippi is known as the upholstered-furniture capital of the United States. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is playing the “soft” card as it seeks to further distinguish itself from other furniture centers – especially High Point, N.C. Forty-four mattress and box spring makers will be on hand for the semi-annual Tupelo Furniture ...

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Businesses welcome Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail completion

By DENNIS SEID / Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal TUPELO — No more orange barrels to drive around, no more lane shifts, no more trouble getting in and out of parking spaces. “Hallelujah,” said Pam Fair, a co-owner of Sparrows on Main, a boutique on East Main Street that opened in May 2014. Four months later, work began on the Elvis ...

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