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BancorpSouth reports record earnings of $53.5M

TUPELO – BancorpSouth on Wednesday reported record earnings for the first quarter, with $53.5 million, or 54 cents per share. That compares to $38.1 million, or 41 cents per share, a year earlier. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. BancorpSouth posted ...

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Contour to add more seats starting May 1

TUPELO – Passengers flying between Tupelo and Nashville will soon have more company on the planes. Starting May 1, Contour’s twin-engine Jetstream aircraft will be back to their original configuration of 19 seats. Since April of 2016, the planes have only had nine seats. But with nearly 10,000 boardings last year and a clear demand for more seats, Contour proposed ...

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Tupelo airport, Contour land $10M contract

TUPELO – The Tupelo Regional Airport and Contour Airlines got what they wanted – now it’s time to hammer out the details. Contour will continue to provide air service in Tupelo, connecting the All-America City with Nashville – or to a different or additional destination, if it chooses – as the U.S. Department of Transportation agreed to a 30-month contract ...

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TOWERING OVER TUPELO — First Fairpark Tower building filling fast

TUPELO – Completion of the first of two planned buildings for Fairpark Towers in downtown Tupelo is still several months away, but the four-story, 40,000-square-foot structure is quickly getting filled. “We’ve got it 68 percent leased,” said Colin Maloney, the owner of Maloney Development Properties. “We’ve got some space on the first floor and some space on the third floor. ...

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Restaurants weigh in on food truck regulations

TUPELO – Regulations, if any, for food trucks and any mobile food vendor doing business in the city of Tupelo won’t be introduced anytime soon, officials say. On Tuesday, a meeting was held for brick-and-mortar restaurant owners to voice their concerns at City Hall. In December, a meeting was held for the food truck owners. City officials said they are ...

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Former Tupelo Mayor Ed Neelly dies

TUPELO – Former Tupelo Mayor Edwin “Ed” Neelly III died Wednesday at the age of 78 after a short stay in hospice care. Neelly served a single term as mayor of Tupelo from 2005 to 2009, holding office as a Republican. He decided not to seek re-election. Before that, Neelly held an at-large seat on the City Council for a ...

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Lee County moves to acquire property for new business park

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal    TUPELO – The Lee County Board of Supervisors has agreed to spend a little more than $3 million to purchase land for a new industrial park called the Hive. Under a proposal approved by supervisors Monday morning, the county will acquire nearly 500 acres, which comprises half of a potentially 1,000 acre site ...

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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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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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