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UPDATE — Ashley Furniture invests $25 million, will add 100 more jobs at Ecru

By JACK WEATHERLY Ashley Furniture is expanding operations at its stationary upholstery manufacturing and regional distribution center in Ecru. The project is a $25 million corporate investment and will create 100 jobs. “Northeast Mississippi’s furniture industry is a strong economic driver throughout the region, employing thousands of Mississippians – many of whom are employed at Ashley Furniture,” Gov. Phil Bryant ...

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Hyperion expands Tupelo operations with assistance from city, state government

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal TUPELO • Hyperion Technology Group is set to move into its new location on Commerce Street within the next few weeks to expand its business operations. The move comes after a state agency officially approved a request for city leaders to borrow money to purchase the building the business will move into. The Tupelo City ...

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Clay Short: Steady commercial development activity ongoing in Northeast Mississippi

By: DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal There is still steady development activity in the major, yet small, markets in Northeast Mississippi. Tupelo is getting a West Tupelo grocery store, we’re told, finally. The Community Development Foundation is pioneering The Hive, which is purported to be a “next generation” business park to which they are recruiting advanced tech firms, among others. ...

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Tupelo airport boardings hit high with Contour

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Contour Airlines has been providing air taxi service from Tupelo to Nashville since April 2016, and it has grown steadily. Last month, there were 1,528 passenger boardings in Tupelo, the most since Contour’s arrival, and the most in airport history since June 2009. So far this year, Tupelo has recorded 12,799 boardings, ...

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TAG Truck Center investing $10M, adding jobs in new facility

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – In Tupelo since 1987, the TAG Truck Center is moving into newer digs by March on McCullough Boulevard. It’s a nearly $10 million investment. TAG Truck Center provides parts and services for all makes of new and used trucks, and offers A/C service, DOT inspections, express lane service, motorhome service, oil and ...

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School counselor cheered on through breast cancer journey

By MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS Until Kimberly Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer, she didn’t realize she had an army at her back. When the Shannon High School counselor had breast cancer surgery on April 1, the school organized a pink out in her honor, calling themselves Johnson’s Army. “I had no idea, no clue,” that so many people would rally ...

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Veteran ranger heading to country’s first national park

By WILLIAM MOORE / Daily Journal Sarah Davis has enjoyed her time in Tupelo and has nothing but praise for the people and environment. “The people are friendly, Tupelo is a great size town with a great location,” said Davis, the chief ranger for the Natchez Trace Parkway. “It’s five hours to the beach and four hours to the mountains. ...

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Commercial and condo building planned for Tupelo’s Fairpark

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal The Fairpark District in downtown Tupelo will be the home of a multi-level building that will house commercial space as well as condominiums. The Legacy Building as it’s called will take up 31,000 square feet and will be built in the heart of the Fairpark District. It has 10,000 square feet of commercial space ...

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Tupelo dog hotel listed as top hotel for dogs

TUPELO – Macy’s Townhouse in Tupelo has been named as one of the best hotels for dogs in America, according to the Dog Hotel Critic. The dog hotel was among five currently open and one upcoming dog hotel on the list and was praised for “The small townhouse atmosphere, the George Smith mohair sofas, the arrangement of suites, the 24-hour ...

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Cleanup continues Monday from Olga’s windy remnants

TUPELO — Thousands of people in Mississippi and Tennessee were still waiting late Monday for power to be restored as cleanup continued from winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. High winds swept across a broad area Saturday, the National Weather Service reports. Some school districts cancelled classes Monday for lack of power, and some of those said ...

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