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Retail center proposed for West Main in Tupelo

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – A 23,000-square-foot commercial retail center has been proposed at 1507 W. Main Street, where a former Bumpers Drive-In was located. The development is being leased by Kiamie Real Estate in Oxford. “The project’s idea comes from a long-standing client of ours, Jackie’s International,” said Brian Carpenter, broker/associate with Kiamie. “They’ve been looking ...

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Toyota plans $10M visitor and training center in Mississippi

Toyota Motor Co. says it will build a $10 million center for visitors and interactive training at its northeast Mississippi assembly plant. The Japanese automaker’s announcement came Thursday as it marked the 10th anniversary of the plant’s groundbreaking. The factory, with 2,000 workers assembling Corolla sedans, began production in 2011. Toyota says construction on the 15,000-square-foot building will begin in ...

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Food, music and art ride into Oxford on a double decker

By ALEX JACKS Oxford is known for many things — the University of Mississippi, football and the square. For many however, the most well known quality of the quaint city is its arts and music scene. As one of the major artistic and musical hubs in the state, it is no wonder the city hosts a festival every year to ...

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Faster internet in the works in Itawamba County

By ADAM ARMOUR / Itawamba County Times FULTON – Faster internet service is coming to Itawamba County, but it will take some time getting there. In late 2015, Jerry McGee, president of Fulton Telephone Company, told The Itawamba County Times his company was hoping to update its broadband infrastructure, providing faster Internet service to its customers within the next five ...

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Cooper Tire in Tupelo wins national safety award

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – Cooper Tire was among four tire manufacturers recognized for excellence and improvements in worker health and safety by the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Cooper’s plant in Tupelo was one of 12 tire-making facilities – and the only Cooper plant – to win an award. The Tupelo plant, which opened in 1984 and employs ...

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Tupelo Furniture Market president moving on after five years

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Kevin Seddon, who has been president of the Tupelo Furniture Market since 2012, has resigned. Seddon’s last day was Friday, having told market officials two weeks earlier he was stepping down. Seddon said today he felt like he had done all he could do in his role to market and promote the 30-year-old furniture ...

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Leggett & Platt expanding Tupelo operations

Daily Journal Furniture industry supplier Leggett & Platt said Thursday it has expanded its Super Sagless operations in Tupelo, investing in new manufacturing equipment for motion furniture. The expansion doesn’t add new jobs, but L&P said the move helped retain the current workforce at 274. “I appreciate the Leggett & Platt team for choosing to once again expand its Tupelo ...

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KeyTronicEMS expanding in Corinth

  Electronic manufacturing service provider KeyTronicEMS is expanding in Corinth, investing $500,000 and creating 75 full-time jobs. “KeyTronicEMS’s expansion demonstrates the company’s commitment to Corinth and Alcorn County,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I appreciate the company for helping us show the world Mississippi is a place where companies can compete successfully and enjoy long-term, sustainable growth.” KeyTronicEMS specializes in printed ...

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Loans for drought losses available in Alcorn, Tishomingo counties

Small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and certain nonprofits in Alcorn and Tishomingo counties are eligible for federal disaster loans because of drought conditions in the area. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that the entities are eligible for economic injury disaster loans if they suffered financial losses tied to the drought that began in November. The SBA says it can’t ...

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Shell building proposed next to Panda Express

TUPELO – A nearly 5,200-square-foot shell building designated for retail could be built next to Panda Express in Tupelo. The building would be built just south of the restaurant on the current property, which has only one entrance/exit. Plans show that would not change. According to plans filed with the city’s planning department, the building permit value of the shell ...

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