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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 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After 57 years of local ownership, WTVA-TV is getting a new owner. Atlanta-based Heartland Media and MSouth Equity Partners have acquired the assets of WTVA for an undisclosed sum. The NBC and ABC affiliate in Tupelo has been owned by the Spain family since it first went on […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Academy Sports and Outdoors is looking to close on a deal later this month to open a store in Tupelo. The Katy, Texas-based sporting goods and outdoors retailer has some 180 stores in 13 states, mostly in the Southeast – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, […]

Three years after rolling out the first Corolla, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is humming along nicely, having produced nearly 425,000 cars. Corolla sales have continued to stay strong, even as other competitors have launched new rivals for the world’s best-selling vehicle. With a new design of its own launched last year, the Corolla still holds […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The past five months have been as hectic as any period during the five years that Vista Ridge Apartment Homes has been open. Ten of the 11 buildings making up the high-end residential apartment complex were damaged extensively by the EF-3 tornado that ripped through the city on […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings is expanding its operations and adding 45 new jobs, officials announced Wendesday. The company builds stationary and motion sofas, loveseats, chairs and recliners, and said the expansion was needed to accommodate increased sales. The Mississippi Development Authority also provided financial help […]