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Mobile dims chances for Amtrak renewal on Gulf Coast

Leaders in Alabama’s port city of Mobile are dimming chances for reviving passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast. Member of the City Council’s finance committee withheld support for funding service through Alabama’s port city during a meeting Tuesday. Al.com reported the full council could vote on the issue next week. Amtrak hasn’t operated along the coast since Hurricane Katrina in ...

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Tupelo Regional Airport boardings reach 10,000 for third consecutive year

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport hit a record with Contour Airlines, with 1,624 in December. For the year, enplanements – the industry term used for passengers who have paid for their ticket – reached 15,753, a 22 percent increase from 2018. That figure doesn’t include charter flights, which would push the total ...

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Paving begins on industrial park road in Union County

Paving on a new road that will access industrial park property was set to begin Thursday and be completed Saturday in Union County. The road is being built off State Highway 30 West across from the Walmart Distribution Center. It will be about three-quarters of a mile long and run between State Highway 30 West and County Road 54. The ...

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Report: Waits spike at Mississippi driver’s license stations

Average wait times have tripled at Mississippi’s driver’s license stations over the past two years, according to a report by a Mississippi’s legislative watchdog agency. The Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review report released Wednesday attributed the spike in waits to reasons including vacancies, malfunctioning kiosks and clients being provided outdated or inaccurate or incomplete information. Other reasons ...

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Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional continue growth

TUPELO • Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport in November totaled 1,330, the third most since Contour Airlines began service to Nashville in April 2016. For the year, boardings are at 14,129, the most since 2008, when 15,792 passengers boarded. Boardings are increasing for the third consecutive year, following precipitous declines the four previous years Tupelo had two airlines from ...

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Trucker gets $3.4 million investment

Advantage Capital announces it has invested $3.375 million in Richland-based Capital City Trucking. This follows an initial investment bu Advantage Capital earlier in 2019, which allowed the freight company to triple its employee base and pursue significant growth opportunities, according to release from the investor. The latest round of funding will enable Capital City to upgrade its fleet, create additional ...

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Nearly $1M being spent to fix historic bridge at Vicksburg

A government agency has declared a state of emergency to make nearly $1 million in repairs on a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River. Warren County Bridge Commission Superintendent Herman Smith tells The Vicksburg Post that a Missouri contractor will begin work on Dec. 9. The historic bridge parallels the newer Interstate 20 bridge across the river at Vicksburg. It carries the ...

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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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