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Sixteen fire departments in Mississippi will split more than $1.4 million in Assistance to Firefighters Grants, or AFG, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). Four fire departments in Northeast Mississippi will get nearly $500,000 of that amount: Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department, Oxford– $232,228 Oktibbeha County District #5 Volunteer Fire Department, […]

Time was when the United States was the undisputed global trade leader. While U.S. retains top dog status, trailing not far behind – some would say stalking – is China, the world’s most populous country. We’ve seen the long, steady march of China’s economy move quickly since premier Deng Xiaoping famously declared nearly four decades […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jay Isby wanted shoes – but not just any shoes. “I need boots for a tough little man doing big work,” the spunky 9-year-old said of himself, smiling broadly. “I’m helping fix our neighbor’s house across the street. … I really need the boots.” And he got those […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal A retail center that is being built to replace one destroyed by last year’s tornado in Tupelo will include Shipley’s Do-Nuts. It will be the third location for the popular sweet shop, joining stores on Cliff Gookin Boulevard and on South Gloster Street. Dan Ballard, whose L-shaped building on the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The Fourth of July holiday weekend kicks off the busiest half of the year for retailing, and Americans are opening their wallets and their stomachs. The National Retail Federation expects 156 million people to take part in the Independence Day holiday by attending a cookout, picnic or barbecue, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp. officially completed the largest merger in its 111-year history, acquiring Heritage Financial Group Inc. of Albany, Georgia, on Wednesday. The merger, which absorbs HeritageBank of the South into Renasant Bank, is valued at more than $250 million. Renasant’s biggest merger before the Heritage deal was its […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Outdoor sports wear and apparel have long been staples at Reed’s, the department store founded in Tupelo 110 years ago. So it was only natural for the retailer to expand into outdoor gear. Core Cycle + Outdoor has been open about two weeks on McCullough Bouvelvard, a temporary […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – By this time next year, another Taco Bell will be open in the All-America City. The newest location will be on West Main Street near Sonic, and work will begin on the restaurant once a Taco Bell in Booneville is completed. Franchise owner Phil Little, who also has […]

Branding is important. It represents who you are in some way, projecting an image for all to see. It doesn’t tell the entire story of who or what you are, but it is a starting point. And it isn’t unusual for companies to tweak and change their brands. So begins the conversation of changing the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Plans have been submitted to add more retail space next to Bargain Hunt in Tupelo. The store, which opened last November, has another 10,000-square-foot retail space adjacent to it. The third phase of the development would add 15,000 square feet south of the other space. There’s no word on when […]