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Cooper Tire plant manager Robert Haggerty throws out commemorative footballs celebrating Cooper Tire's 30 years in Tupelo during an event on Thursday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – When Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. started operations 30 years ago in the All-America City, officials hoped to employ 300 workers who would roll out 7,000 tires a day. Some 350 million tires later, the plant now employs 1,600 people who produce up to 40,000 tires daily. No […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – The Itawamba County Board of Supervisors has contracted with the Pontotoc-based Three Rivers Planning and Development District to serve as interim director of the Itawamba County Development Council. The partnership remains on a trial basis through September 2015. Three Rivers’ three-person economic development team replaces acting ICDC […]

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FNC co-founder Dennis Tosh, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson, FNC co-founder Bill Rayburn, FNC president Glen Evans, FNC co-founder Bob Dorsey, FNC director Jan Farrington, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors President Jeff Busby, Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert, and FNC Chief Technology Officer Duncan Chen break ground at the site of the new FNC headquarters in Oxford.

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau OXFORD – Mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. hosted a ceremony to break ground Tuesday for a new headquarters complex on Highway 7 South. Construction of the 68,000-square-foot facility near the company’s current building on Office Park Drive is expected to take about one year, with two connected structures […]

By T. Wayne Mitchell New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – The Parks Chevrolet-Buick-GMC car dealership in New Albany was sold Monday to Joe Marshall, owner of Barnes Crossing Hyundai-Mazda in Tupelo. The sale marks the end of 95 years of ownership by the Parks family. Parks Chevrolet was the oldest dealership in the state owned […]

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Tupelo Auto Sales has been in Tupelo for nearly six decades.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – One of Northeast Mississippi’s oldest automobile dealerships, Tupelo Auto Sales, has been sold. The new owner is Carlock Automotive Group, which owns Toyota and Nissan dealerships in Tupelo, as well as other dealerships in Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama. The deal for Tupelo Auto Sales was completed Monday for […]

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Shoppers fill The Mall at Barnes Crossing on Friday in search of those big Black Friday deals following Thanksgiving.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – In spite of what might seem like mania, Black Friday was relatively controlled, at least it was at the mall for general manager Jeff Snyder. “It’s been easy to come and easy to shop,” he said on Black Friday. “We had a big night last night” when stores […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The biggest shopping day of the year brought tons of motorists to Tupelo, but for the most part, traffic flowed smoothly. The combination of the Northern Loop and some Black Friday sales starting Thursday evening spread the traffic out, avoiding the one massive wave of years past. “We […]