Dennis Seid

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Carolyn Tate is preparing her usual Thanksgiving feast, but isn’t exactly sure how many people will be coming to the table. “I just open it up to family and friends and whoever shows up, we’ll feed them,” she said. At least she won’t be spending much more on […]

Our patience is about to be tried, if it hasn’t been already. I was reminded of that two Fridays ago, when The Mall at Barnes Crossing held its annual Christmas parade. I was leaving the Daily Journal office on South Green Street and got on U.S. Highway 45 north toward Baldwyn. It’s a route I […]

Shopping on Thanksgiving used to be an exception rather than the rule. Maybe you needed more eggs to make deviled eggs, maybe you forgot that can of congealed cranberry stuff. Or maybe that turkey didn’t thaw and you had to go with chicken instead. But shopping for, oh, a 55-inch flat-screen TV? Not so much. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal After enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal next week, catching a football game and maybe taking a nap, too, many people will be headed to the stores. The list of retailers opening on Thanksgiving has grown over the years as the fight for every dollar has become intense. Black Friday, the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – About 10 years ago, Josh Mabus had a vision for what his ideal marketing and advertising agency would look like. And it’s not quite what he expected. Mabus, the founder and president of Mabus Agency, recently moved his firm to a 3,800-square-foot office on Green Street he can […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – While not an ideal time right before the holidays, Philips Lighting confirmed Wednesday it had laid off some workers at its Tupelo manufacturing plant. But a company spokeswoman said the move was only short term. “We did announce 49 temporary layoffs of hourly workers that was announced on […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It has been nearly a quarter-century since the Downtown Main Street Association was formed to transform and reinvigorate the heart of the city. Today, that work is clearly visible, with signs of life throughout the area, stretching from the Fairpark District to the heart of downtown. Several shops […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – At a Veterans Day ceremony at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi on Tuesday, company officials marked the plant’s first commemoration of the day and helped another area organization in the process. TMMMS, which began production in October 2011, employs 2,000 workers, 160 of whom are veterans. “This is […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal GUNTOWN – The cold winter blast arriving this week has some people scrambling, but not like earlier in the year when the first polar vortex slammed the country. “I think we learned a little bit from that one,” said Jim Taylor. “This time, we’re better prepared.” Taylor has his outside […]

With Republicans having taken control of the U.S. Senate, and with fellow GOPers having maintained their hold on the House of Representatives, it would seem that President Barack Obama is indeed a lame-duck president. But while Democrats were swept aside for the most part, they still retain enough votes in the Senate to filibuster if […]