Dennis Seid

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The nation’s largest retailer also happens to be the world’s largest, too. I’m talking about Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of course, which raked in $476.3 billion during its last fiscal year. But how does Wal-Mart, whose retail stores are spelled Walmart (yes, it’s complicated, which is why you often see both spellings), compare to its rivals? […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Robert “Cotton” Watkins jokingly says he’s 11 years into a five-year project. “I had big plans for this place, but they didn’t quite come together,” he said. The place he’s referring to is a distinct and iconic anchor of the Mill Village Historic District where textile mills once […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Some Tupelo businesses and residents aren’t too thrilled about the possibility of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. building three of its smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city, but they may not be able to halt what appears to be inevitable. The retailer is quickly making good on its pledge […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal A nonprofit group billing itself as “Tupelo First” hopes to put a stop to any plans retail giant Wal-Mart Inc. has in opening smaller format stores in the All-America City. A coalition of businesses and residents made its first Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon, urging supporters to contact Tupelo Mayor […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Any visitor to the All-America City will find plenty of Elvis-themed merchandise. Tupelo is, after all, where the King of Rock ’n’ Roll was born and where he bought his first guitar. But what tourists will have trouble finding is something with “Tupelo” on it. Which is why […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Rows of flat-screen monitors sit on tables, manned by up to 150 people. Several others can sit at tables nearby. But this isn’t a call center, computer lab or some massive electronic monitoring station. It’s a bingo hall. More precisely, it’s Magnolia Bingo, and the people sitting at […]

Last week, WTVA Inc. announced it has been sold to Bob Prather’s Heartland Media of Atlanta. Pending federal regulatory approval, which is expected early next year, the sale means the end of nearly six decades of local ownership. Frank Spain founded the station in 1957. He died in 2006, and his wife, Jane, has been […]

Few people complain about tax cuts and tax breaks, especially if they benefit their budgets. Who doesn’t like to get a smaller bill and keep more of his or her own money? Two weeks ago, the inaugural “Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend” sales tax holiday was held. The event was signed into law in April, exempting […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jody Dill of Mantachie spent 16 hours waiting to buy the bigger, better, faster Apple iPhone 6, getting to the AT&T Wireless store on North Gloster Street Thursday afternoon at around 4 p.m. The store opened at 8 a.m. Friday, and his long wait paid off, as he […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said Friday at a groundbreaking ceremony. Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. Once […]