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City advances plan to place turf in sports complexes

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal TUPELO • The city is one step closer to replacing the natural grass fields at two of its sports complexes with artificial turf fields. The Tupelo City Council voted to finalize a contract with Sloan Landscape Architecture for $150 an hour to draw the initial designs for installing artificial turf at Ballard Park Baseball ...

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Changes in store as expansion, renovation on horizon for Tupelo’s BancorpSouth Arena

By W. DEREK RUSSELL / Daily Journal TUPELO • It’s been more than 25 years since the BancorpSouth Arena opened its doors to the public, and soon, those doors will open a little wider. Plans have been underway for some time for the entertainment venue to stretch its legs, but with the project going out for bids in mere weeks – ...

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Entrepreneurs offer advice for those looking to follow their footsteps

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Since 2006, the Renasant Center for IDEAs has served as a business incubator for dozens of up-and-coming businesses. Among the highly successful “graduates” are Hyperion Technology and Mabus Agency, which have grown and expanded their businesses over the years. Shirley Hendrix of R&B Specialty Printing and Letisha Jackson of Jackson Insurance Group have each been at ...

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Cooper Tire investing $4M for renovation project

By DENNIS SEID TUPELO – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is investing another $4 million into its plant here, according to documents field with the city’s Development Services office. The company is spending more than $4 million as part of an upgrade to its mixing plant, documents show. Cooper confirmed last month it was investing $3.4 million to build an ...

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Continuing the legacy: Ken Jeter Store and Restaurant Supply gets new owner

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • For nearly 50 years, Ken Jeter Store Equipment has been quietly successful, installing commercial equipment in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and service industry businesses. But people outside of those businesses often don’t realize the store has been around that long and don’t even know where it is. However, its new owner, Jason ...

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Toyota Mississippi donates 10 cars to ICC’s automotive tech program

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS • Brad Crowder, who heads the automotive technology program at Itawamba Community College, was all smiles Wednesday. Toyota Mississippi donated 10 Corollas to ICC, which will use the vehicles for hands-on training. ICC also received seven cars in 2013. “The last cars we got were 2011 models, and we used them for various ...

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Tupelo OKs public transit overhaul

Changes to the City of Tupelo’s public transportation system are on the horizon. City officials voted Tuesday to overhaul the system by eliminating the fixed route system and allowing all city residents to request a transportation bus to pick them up from their home instead. The city currently has two methods of travel within the public transit system. There are ...

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Records: County leader accused of DUI got special treatment

Phone records show a county supervisor in Mississippi managed to avoid being booked into jail and got his DUI charge dropped after calling the local sheriff. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Lee County Supervisor Billy Joe Holland was arrested in April 2018. Jail staff let him go without bail, and Sheriff Jim Johnson alerted county prosecutor James Moore. The ...

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Tupelo business owner looks to introduce bike rental business downtown

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal TUPELO • Residents will be able to rent bicycles downtown if city officials grant a business permission to place bicycle racks on public sidewalks. Tupelo resident Ethan Nolan is hoping to start a business that would allow people to rent bicycles in the downtown area for a period of time by downloading an app ...

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Canine comfort: Macy’s Townhouse for Dogs is a first for Tupelo

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • The newest hotel in the area has gone to the dogs, literally. Macy’s Townhouse for Dogs is exactly what it sounds like – a place for canines to enjoy the comforts of home – a doggie hotel, if you will. It’s a 24-hour, staffed daycare and boarding located at Carnation and South ...

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