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DENNIS SEID: What we knew and when we knew it

Looking back at the decade since Toyota announced it was building a plant in Blue Springs, I’m still a bit surprised by the credit my newspaper was given for “keeping the news secret” until the day of the official announcement. To be honest, we didn’t know much more than anyone the day before it happened. What did we know and ...

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Tupelo again ranked a top micropolitan

TUPELO – The Tupelo area has again been named one of the most active micropolitans in the country. The area was ranked fifth – down one notch from a year ago. It’s the eighth time since 2005 Tupelo has finished in the top 10. Tupelo has finished in the top 25 micropolitan rankings 13 times. The U.S. Census Bureau lists ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — The man who created a new music

It’s time to clear up some misconceptions about a man who continues to change the world as it had been known. No, this is not about Donald Trump. We are talking about another world-shaker. Sam Phillips. Or as acclaimed biographer Peter Guralnick calls him in the subtitle of his book: “The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll.” Read this 660-page ...

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Tupelo airport to hire operations director

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Regional Airport is looking to hire a director of operations, a position that has gone unfilled for about three years. On Tuesday, the Tupelo Airport Authority went into executive session to discuss a letter of investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration. While the contents of the letter were not revealed, ...

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Tupelo hospital, insurer reach temporary accord

By BOBBY HARRISON  A temporary agreement has been reached to ensure that  people covered through United HealthCare can continue to receive medical care at Tupelo-based North Mississippi Medical Center and its affiliates. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney announced the temporary agreement Thursday. He said it impacts more than 50,000 policy holders. In October, North Mississippi Medical Center announced that  it ...

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DENNIS SEID: Consumers prefer things made here; will they pay?

Reshoring” has been a buzzword in manufacturing of late, perhaps gaining more momentum with the election of Donald Trump as president. Trump, as we’ve heard, has threatened to punish companies that send jobs overseas. Last week,Carrier announced – with Trump in attendance – that it would keep about 800 union and supervisor jobs from being outsourced to Mexico. This is ...

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Bonanza in Tupelo is one of only 12 left nationwide

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – The familiar red roof and sign at the Bonanza restaurant on South Gloster Street have been a welcome sight for more than 40 years to diners, many of whom have gotten into a familiar and comfortable routine. For example, if Albert Fears isn’t on the grill cooking a steak, some of the ...

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Boards, commissions still to be streamlined

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal JACKSON – Second-term Gov. Phil Bryant apparently is not giving up on a goal he made in his first inaugural address in January 2012 – to merge some of the state’s many boards and commissions. The Republican governor revived his goal of merging some of the more than 200 state boards and commissions in the ...

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Tupelo’s Green Street business district remembered

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – Just a few yards away where Theodore “Ted” Debro Jr. spoke Wednesday was once Debro’s Cafe, a popular spot for Tupelo’s African-American community. The cafe, which was opened by Debro’s father, was an integral part of the Green Street business district that served as the hub of the black community in the early ...

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Tupelo CDF breaks ground on third spec building

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal SHANNON – The Community Development Foundation broke ground on its third speculative building, a 100,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South (also commonly called TULIPS). It is the third spec building built by the CDF, which five years ago began the program to provide building shells for prospective companies to use. The ...

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