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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – If the weather would cooperate, Dan Ballard would have a 10,000-square-foot brick-and-glass shopping center at the corner of North Green and North Gloster streets. When it opens later this summer, the building will be yet another visible sign of business returning to normal in the All-America City in […]

When the iconic Vanelli’s restaurant reopens in Tupelo has been one of the biggest questions left unanswered as the community continues to recover. I sat down with voz Vanelli recently, and he was kind enough to share his vision for the future of the restaurant. Here’s an edited question-and-answer session I had with him: Q. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SHANNON – Raybern Foods is looking to fill 200 jobs as soon as possible at its newest production facility. The Hayword, California-based company announced in January it was transferring production of its deli sandwich line to the former Sara Lee building in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park in Shannon. Company […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – More than 50 companies and businesses signed up for the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s annual spring job fair on Tuesday, drawing hundreds of students and alumni. Among them was Joshua Johnson, who will be graduating in a few weeks. “I was mainly interested in Mississippi Silicon, but I’m […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The State Treasury has $31 million in unclaimed money waiting for Mississippians, and the office hopes to return as much of it as possible. “We’ve given back $41.5 million, and probably even more now,” said state Treasurer Lynn Fitch, who took office in 2012. “We’ve had a lot […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – An Ohio-based company has taken over operations at the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility, ramping up production and adding employees. Kellex Seating, which makes commercial upholstered seating, is investing $600,000 and said it will create 75 jobs. Mississippi is providing $200,000 for infrastructure improvements, while Tupelo is contributing a […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Years ago, when Jimmy Long was fine-tuning his skills in finding some of the finest quality fabrics and patterns for clothes, he met a man in New York selling neck ties. That man, Ralph Lifshitz, was selling his ties to mostly small shops in New York. Long, looking […]

You may have heard about the generous CEO who is cutting his nearly $1 million annual salary to distribute among his workers. Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based company that processes credit-card payments, said he’s using that money along with company profits so the company’s more than 100 employees can each earn […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – While the framework is in place for a lease between the city of Tupelo and the Tupelo Airport Authority for the police department’s move to airport-owned property, the two sides are hammering out a few details. Earlier this month, most of the Tupelo Police Department began moving from […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Daytra Haley doesn’t like to do things at the last minute, but schedules get thrown off when there’s a child in the picture. So it was later than usual for Haley to file her taxes. Better late than never, she filed her tax return on Monday at H&R […]