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Gov. Phil Bryant admitted last week that several years ago, he didn’t quite know the extent of the impact the furniture industry had in Northeast Mississippi. But after some visits to the area, he saw firsthand the role furniture makers have in the region and across the state. The governor isn’t alone – most Mississippians […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With a $12 billion economic impact on the state, the furniture industry includes hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers that employ some 60,000 people directly and indirectly. But there’s also a growing need for skilled and trained workers, as the industry continues to recover from the recession. “The furniture […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Atmos Energy customers will be paying a little more starting next month, but the increase is rather minimal – about $1.47 per month per customer. The company’s rate increase is part of a yearly adjustment filed with the state. Atmos serves some 200,000 customers across Mississippi. The Mississippi […]

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that if Toyota goes ahead with plans to build the Corolla sedan at a new factory in Mexico instead of the U.S., it could be hit with a “big border tax” when the cars are shipped north. But Toyota – and other automakers – have their reasons for spreading […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The blues, jazz and gospel music that flowed from Shake Rag, one of two major historically black communities in Tupelo, influenced many, including one Elvis Presley. But that community east of the GM&O railroad and north of the current Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau was leveled in 1962 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Hubbard & Hoke, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, celebrated another accomplishment to start 2017. The Blytheville, Arkansas-based retailer was the recipient Thursday of the 56th National Buyer Appreciation Award at the Tupelo Furniture Market. “We’re just very honored,” said Ben Hubbard, who operates the business with […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo High School band, which was selected to represent the state of Mississippi at the presidential inauguration parade later this month, is nearing its fundraising goal. The 150-member band – one of only seven high school bands invited – needs to raise $100,000 to completely cover the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Among the hundreds of furniture showrooms and spaces at the Winter Tupelo Furniture Market are several sellers of hand-made gift items like candles, jewelry, key chains, apparel and purses. Sellers of decorative pillows and monogrammed items also are in the mix. They aren’t in the wrong place. Rather, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Normally, the Tupelo Furniture Market complex is a beehive of activity during the first weekend in January as it hosts the monthly Tupelo Flea Market. But this year, a Winter edition of the furniture market will be held for the first time in 10 years, starting Thursday and […]

Happy New Year, ladies and gentlemen. Here’s to a fantastic next 12 months. 2017 brings us another fresh set of downs, as football folks like to say. And with a new year brings change, both good and bad. We can reflect on 2016 and, with the benefit of hindsight, see where things went wrong. We […]