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‘Expanding our Workforce’ is theme of State of the Region meeting

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • The CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi will host its 23rd annual State of the Region meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. The meeting is free and open to the public, and advance reservations are not required. Registrationand coffee hour will begin ...

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Malco adding MXT ‘Extreme’ Theatre to Tupelo location

TUPELO • Malco Theatres is adding its large-format MXT “Extreme” Theatre to several of its locations including the Tupelo Commons Grill. The Memphis-based company recently debuted the format at its Malco Powerhouse Cinema in Memphis, and said its next project will be at the recently renovated Collierville Cinema Grill. According to Malco, MXT “Extreme” Theatre is “a state-of-the-art auditorium (that) will ...

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Tupelo’s CDF looking to build on another successful year

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Taking the mantle of chairman of the Community Development Foundation for 2019-2020, retired gastroenterologist Dr. Sam Pace said he looks forward to his role to spread the message of CDF. “I got involved after I retired, and as a practicing physician, a lot of times you really don’t get a chance to ...

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Mississippi company receives contract to make Navy uniforms

A company in northeastern Mississippi will receive nearly $16 million to make U.S. Navy uniforms. Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Thursday announced the 18-month contract award to Golden Manufacturing Co. in Tishomingo County. The contract is for work to be completed by October 2020, and the Navy has the option to approve one-year extensions for the following three years. ...

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Cooper Tire sales increase, profits decrease in first quarter

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal FINDLAY, Ohio • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s sales increased in the first quarter of the year, but saw its profits drop from the same time a year ago. The company on Monday said sales totaled nearly $619.2 million, a 2.9 percent gain over the $601.5 million it recorded during the first quarter of ...

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Southern Craft Stove + Tap opening in Tupelo’s Fairpark Tower

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Southern Craft Stove + Tap is bringing craft beer, fire-roasted pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more to downtown Tupelo in the recently completed Fairpark Tower building. The grill and bar, which opened in Oxford in 2017, will be occupying a 5,900-square-foot space on the first floor of the building. Plans filed with ...

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My Greek Orchard expands olive oil market to restaurants

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • When Jimmy Pappas decided to get into the olive oil business in 2017, he started small. “We had three pallets shipped over and about 3,000 bottles of olive oil,” said Pappas, the longtime Tupelo hotelier and owner of the Summit Center. While growing up in Greece, Pappas had worked in the family ...

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Regional airline begins jet service from Tupelo airport

A regional airline has begun flying jets between a northeast Mississippi airport and Nashville, Tennessee. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Contour Airlines began jet service Monday from Tupelo Regional Airport. The new plane serving the airport is an Embraer ERJ-135, a twin-engine jet with 30 seats. It replaces a twin-engine turboprop with 19 seats. The airline will provide 18 ...

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Greater than ever: Toyota has high expectations for next-generation Corolla

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS • When Toyota Mississippi rolled out a “Blueprint”-colored Corolla amid smoke and flashing lights onto a stage Monday, the hundreds of guests and team members gathered to watch cheered heartily. The newest Corolla, the 12th-generation compact car that’s the entry level vehicle in the Toyota family, will be on dealership showrooms and ...

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Golden Manufacturing gets $18.2M uniform contract

GOLDEN • U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) announced that a Tishomingo County company has been awarded an $18.2 million contract to manufacture uniforms for the Defense Department. Golden Manufacturing Inc. in Golden was awarded the competitive contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to produce uniforms for the Army and Air Force. “Golden Manufacturing has a well-established record of producing quality ...

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