Dennis Seid

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SALTILLO – Jason and Brandy Wilson own four buildings in downtown, and they plan to make it a hub of activity. The Wilsons own Ironclad Tattoo Gallery, but in the next few months will open an events center and a coffee shop. “It’s going to be a blue-collar mecca,” Jason […]

When I was a freshman going to college nearly 30 years ago, the drive from Vicksburg to Starkville took just under three hours. That was going on I-20, taking I-55 north to Lakeland Drive in Jackson, then staying on it until it became Highway 25 to Louisville and on to Starkville. It was during this […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Regional Airport officials will ask for a waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which on Friday ordered the temporary termination of the Essential Air Service program at 30 communities across the country, including Tupelo. Tupelo has relied on the EAS program for air service since 2012. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Residential development has been a key part of a three-pronged approach to filling out the Fairpark District in downtown Tupelo, but nearly 20 years into the plan, it’s not quite where city leaders want it to be. But momentum may be gaining a little traction, as the Tupelo […]

Few would argue against a pay raise. But that may not be the case soon. Hold on, we’re getting there. If you work overtime – the standard being more than 40 hours – then you’re entitled to getting that time-and-a-half pay. Last week, the Obama administration rolled out its new overtime rule. The rule doubles […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal WEST POINT – Babcock & Wilcox, in West Point since 1952 and once one of the city’s largest employers, ended production at its plant Wednesday. About 165 production workers are affected by the move, which was initially discussed last fall. The North Carolina-based company said increased global competition and energy […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Three years after switching careers, Greg Filgo is immersing himself deeper into his new passion. “For 20 years, I was in construction, construction sales and management but always wanted to do something for myself,” said Filgo, who bought the Lenny’s Sub Shop franchise in the All-America City in […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal ECRU – After more than 4 1/2 years at the helm of American Furniture Manufacturing, Al Wiygul will retire as CEO of the company on June 30. The news was first reported by Furniture Today. Wiygul told the industry trade publication he would remain in a consulting role “as long […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Roberto Caporuscio carefully turned the pizza on the lip of the wood-fired, 800-degree brick oven, insuring the crust was evenly baked, its toppings perfectly cooked. The pizza, topped with soppressata – an Italian dry salami – buffalo mozzarella, crushed tomatoes and fresh basil, met his exacting standards after […]

A new president will be elected in less than six months, and business owners have plenty of questions and concerns. A presidential election year typically brings about some uncertainty. And so far, the race for the nominees has been chock full of surprises. Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee to the delight of some […]