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Tupelo seeks to regain investment from motel demo

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal TUPELO – With all demolition and grading work at the site of a former Ramada Inn on North Gloster Street complete, the city of Tupelo has taken steps to recoup the more than $400,000 of public money invested into cleaning up the property. A sloping, grassy field now marks the site in Tupelo where ...

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Contour to submit bid to continue Tupelo’s air service

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – Contour Airlines had a record number of boardings last month for its Tupelo-to-Nashville flights, and after 16 months of service, it has proven to be a reliable service. With that in mind, its corporate parent, Corporate Flight Management of Smryna, Tennessee, will be bidding for another two-year contract through the U.S. Department ...

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BancorpSouth restructuring dissolves bank holding company

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BancorpSouth Inc. is dissolving its bank holding company, merging its operations with its banking subsidiary, BancorpSouth Bank. BancorpSouth will remain a publicly traded company, continuing to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under its current symbol, BXS. Most banks have bank holding companies, or BHCs, which allow them to enter into non-banking ...

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BIG CAT IS ON THE PROWL — Caterpillar rental expansion into Columbus follows up an opening in Tupelo

By NASH NUNNERY Levi Johnson has found nirvana. A small-scale general contractor in rural Lowndes County, Johnson used to turn down more jobs than he could count simply because he lacked the right equipment in his tiny workshop. No more. Last month’s grand opening of The Cat Rental Store at Thompson Machinery in Columbus has instantly transformed the 47-year old ...

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J. Britt Lighting is honored for excellence by Home Accents Today magazine

Residential and commercial lighting source J. Britt Lighting in Tupelo has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2017 by editors of the trade magazine for the home accents industry. The list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including lighting retailers and interior design boutiques – that are creative in their merchandising, have a ...

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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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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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Steve Holland will retire due to dementia

A long-serving Mississippi lawmaker says he has dementia and will retire after this legislative term. Rep. Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, says he was only diagnosed last week. While he does well on some days, he says, there are other days where his short-term memory suffers. Holland says he knows it will get worse, but says he will try serve ...

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