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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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Raw Furniture is more than a store for couple

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal They live in a barn. They work out of a barn. And their business is a converted barn. So when Andrea and Michael Gibson say, “From our barn to yours,” they aren’t kidding. The owners of Raw Furniture Co. in Tupelo, the Gibsons are a couple perfectly matched for each other. He’s the dreamer; ...

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Tupelo airport narrows choice to two airlines

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal While Contour Airlines has proven it can provide reliable and affordable service flying passengers between Tupelo and Nashville – and as some Tupelo Regional Airport officials admit it has “restored trust in the community” – that doesn’t necessarily mean Contour is a shoo-in to continue service. Contour is one of six airlines bidding to ...

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Toyota to celebrate 10 Years in Mississippi

Toyota’s facility in Blue Springs will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a ‘Back Porch Blues’ concert on Nov. 4. “The progress our team members have made over the past 10 years has been amazing,” Vice President of Administration Mike Botkin said in a release. “Their commitment to quality and safety, plus the unwavering support we have received from the community, ...

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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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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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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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