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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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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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Landmark Lifestyles project in Tupelo on target for 2021 completion

By DENNIS SEID/ Daily Journal Landmark Lifestyles, the $50 million project on North Gloster Street that will include senior living residences, hotels, restaurants and retail shops, remains on track for opening in early 2021. Major site work resumed in the spring, and the first major piece of the project, Steak n’ Shake, opened in June. The senior living community at ...

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BancorpSouth earns $63.8 million during third quarter

TUPELO • BancorpSouth Bank reported earnings for the third quarter of $63.8 million, or 63 cents a share. That compares to net income net income of $66.7 million, or 67 cents per share for the third quarter of 2018. For the quarter, the Tupelo-based bank had revenue off $242.03 million, a 13.2% increase compared to a year ago. Although earnings were ...

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Tupelo announces naming rights agreement with BankPlus for local sports complex

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal The city of Tupelo on Monday announced a naming rights agreement with a local bank to rename one of its outdoor sports facilities. The city agreed to rename the sports facility located at Ballard Park the BankPlus SportsPlex, which will last for 10 years and apply to every sports field within the facility, according to ...

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Toyota Wellspring celebrates 10 years

By MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS / Daily Journal   TUPELO • For 10 years, the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund has worked to expose, educate and connect students to careers and a better future in Pontotoc, Union and Lee counties. “This has created so many opportunities for young people in our region,” said Pontotoc County Chancery Clerk Ricky Ferguson, who serves on the ...

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