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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Nearly three years into a massive renovation project of the former Gloster Creek Village, the facility’s owners say work is almost complete. In June 2012, Chris Mills, Dr. Steve MIlls, Sean Koehn and Jason Perry bought the 217,000-square-foot complex, hoping to turn around the struggling retail mall. “We […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After losing their old home to last year’s tornado and spending nearly a year in a temporary location, Magnolia Bingo has a new home. Well, almost. His Way Inc., the Ridgeland-based charitable organization that oversees Magnolia Bingo, said it is going to “build out” the property at 2901 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal ECRU – Six years after launching into business, Fusion Furniture is expanding its manufacturing space by 50 percent and adding another 100 jobs. Company president and co-founder Bo Robbins said the upholstered furniture manufacturer is growing around 30 percent annually, and the additional space is much needed. “We are very […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mike Chaney was elected the Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance in 2007, and the Tupelo native hopes voters give him a third term. But Chaney faces an opponent in the Republican primary, John Mosley of Clinton, who says Chaney hasn’t done enough to help the state’s consumers. The winner […]

There are pros and cons to any hot-button issue. One side is adamant that the other side is wrong and that their own arguments have more merit. Take the debate about raising the minimum wage. Last week, the push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage gained traction in New York and California. In New York, the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal FULTON – Mueller Industries, which has been a staple in the business community in Itawamba County for 43 years, is in the midst of a nearly $60 million renovation of its Fulton facility. The Mueller facility began as one mill, but has grown to two mills. The company makes copper […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal FULTON – The Mississippian Railway, a short-rail line connecting Fulton and Amory, is getting much needed upgrades. Built in 1921, it is still an active railway, and is used by at least three large businesses in Itawamba County – Ferguson Enterprises, Mueller Industries and Tri-State Lumber. On Thursday, local and […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal A year ago, residents in west Tupelo got excited about a new retail center that, when completed, would have been anchored by Brooks Grocery store. But those plans were shelved with news that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was looking to build as many as three of its Walmart Neighborhood Markets in […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – When Rudy Dossett Jr. bought what is now called the Dossett Big 4 automobile dealership 35 years ago, customers were buying mostly Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC and Subaru vehicles. “We also had Honda, but they were kind of hidden away, and we had maybe six of them on the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – City officials have now turned their attention to the former Travelodge motel, which they say has become a health and safety issue. Development Services Director Shane Hooper said his department requested the lien holder on the building, Comerica Bank, begin working on the property immediately. “They’ve begun the […]