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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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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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Regulators went undercover to gather evidence against BancorpSouth

By TED CARTER Banking experts see the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s $10.6 million settlement with Tupelo’s BancorpSouth over alleged redlining as a sign financial services companies nationwide can expect the Bureau to more frequently use federal lending and housing laws to fight racial discrimination. That fight is also likely to include more use of undercover operatives such as the “mystery ...

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Shumpert attorney files federal suit against Tupelo

By WILLIAM MOORE / Daily Journal TUPELO – A lawsuit was officially filed in federal court Thursday alleging wrongful death and constitutional violations in the June 18 shooting of a local man by a Tupelo Police Department officer after a foot chase. Grenada attorney Carlos Moore filed the civil lawsuit Thursday afternoon in Aberdeen on behalf of Peggy Shumpert, the widow ...

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Fire guts Tupelo factory that made lawn tractor wheels

TUPELO — A fire at a Tupelo factory that makes lawn tractor wheels may have caused millions in damage. Local media report no one was injured by the fire at Custom Engineered Wheels, which broke out late Thursday. Officials say the fire that gutted the 36,000-square foot building was accidental, starting on a piece of equipment. The building had no ...

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Tupelo apartment complex demolition delayed amid possible sale

By CALEB BEDILLION/Daily Journal The Tupelo city council pulled back Tuesday night from ordering the demolition of three local apartment buildings following the report of a potentially imminent sale. Tupelo’s Code Enforcement division has for years wrangled with President’s Gate Apartments, located on Lawndale Drive. Code Enforcement had this week requested the Tupelo City Council approve an order of demolition ...

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Tupelo buys lots to encourage new housing in historic area

Tupelo’s city government will spend nearly $70,000 to buy five lots, hoping to spark new life in its historic Mill Village neighborhood. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/21zXz5R) reports the Tupelo City Council unanimously approved the purchase Tuesday. The city plans to clear the lots and resell them to a private developer, hoping to attract as many as 15 new ...

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Hancock creditors hope to recover some money

TUPELO — Hancock Fabrics owes nearly $84 million to three secured creditors who have first dibs on any proceeds coming from the liquidation of its stores. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports unsecured priority creditors next in line are owed nearly $4 million, while non-priority unsecured claims total more than $26 million. It’s the last group of creditors most likely ...

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Hancock Fabrics stores to close by July 31

TUPELO — The liquidation of Hancock Fabrics is expected to be completed by July 31. That’s according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Great American Group of California is conducting the sale of merchandise — along with furniture, trade fixtures and equipment – at the company’s remaining 185 stores. Last Thursday, Great American’s bid for ...

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