Dennis Seid

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The U.S. has become a welfare state that threatens to bankrupt the nation, said syndicated columnist George Will. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and television analyst, whose column runs in hundreds of newspapers including the Daily Journal, was the keynote speaker at the Community Development Foundation’s inaugural Outlook Symposium […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SHANNON – A year after breaking ground for its newest North American plant, German automotive supplier Grammer AG has amped up production. More than 90 workers are building commercial-vehicle suspension seats at the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South. Grammer AG, based in Amberg, Germany, is a […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Fast-casual Chinese restaurant chain Panda Express is looking to build a standalone store in Tupelo on North Gloster Street. The company has some 1,800 locations in the U.S. Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Mexico, Dubai and South Korea. Oxford is home to a Panda Express restaurant, located in the union at the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – Equipment is being installed at United Furniture Industries’ newest production plant as it gets ready to open in two weeks. But one critical component is missing: employees. The company, which already employs more than 1,600 people at five facilities in Northeast Mississippi, is looking to fill 300 jobs […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – A year after an explosion ripped apart the JNS Biofuel plant, the facility appears ready to reopen. But nobody is quite sure when that will happen. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says the 823 Mississippi Highway 15 plant has received the necessary permits to start operating, […]

My son hates Common Core. He’s a 12-year-old middle-schooler who complains about having too much homework and having too many tests. So far, he’s an almost all-A student. He does have a stubborn B in math. I joke with him that Asians are supposed to be good with math. He doesn’t ask me for much […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s been a little more than eight years since a delegation from Mississippi that included officials from the Tupelo Furniture Market, the Community Development Foundation, Mississippi State University and the Appalachian Regional Commission met with industry counterparts in China. Next month, a delegation from the Peoples Republic of […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – United Furniture Industries, already one of the largest furniture industry employers in Northeast Mississippi, hopes to add 300 jobs in the next few years. Next month, the company will open its newest production facility in the former Lane Furniture plant in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South. The […]

You may have heard about the IRS phone scam making its away around the area. It goes like this: A caller pretending he’s with the Internal Revenue Service says you owe back taxes and demands payment. The caller says the IRS will settle for a smaller amount to settle the score, but you have to […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – By its own admission, SeaPort Airlines hasn’t performed as well as it had hoped and promised. The Portland, Oregon-based airline, which began service in Tupelo on Oct. 27, has been beset with delayed flights to its connections in Memphis and Nashville. Nearly 40 percent of flights to the […]