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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – United Furniture Industries was the winning bidder for the former Lane Furniture Industries plant in Verona, and hopes to be building furniture inside the plant by next spring. United offered $1.45 million for the 475,000-square-foot facility, along with 90 acres in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South. Doug […]

It seems the plan to build a Brooks Grocery store in west Tupelo is no longer in play. In case you missed the news last week, Shane Hooper, the development services director for the city of Tupelo, said the plans have been “shelved, pending further developments.” With a good bit of fanfare, excitement and anticipation […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – BNA Bank has opened its second branch in Tupelo – the first opened on McCullough Boulevard 2007 – and with it comes a new level of service. The 3,300-square-foot office on Tom Watson Drive in the busy Barnes Crossing District looks like any other bank office, but it’s […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The heart of the city also needs to ensure the stomach gets fed. While boutiques and specialty shops play a large role in attracting people downtown, so do restaurants. “A successful downtown has to have good eateries,” said Debbie Brangenberg, executive director of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With demand for flights to Nashville much higher than demand for flights to Memphis, SeaPort Airlines hopes to remedy the situation in the near future. At a reception for the airline Thursday at Tupelo Regional Airport, company president Rob McKinney said, “Demand is running 10-to-1 with Nashville over […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Plans for a much-anticipated grocery store in the west part of the city have been put on hold. Iuka-based Brooks Grocery last summer broke ground on a multimillion-dollar project to build a Brooks Grocery store on a 3.5-acre site on the corner of Coley Road and West Jackson […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A year after completing one merger, Renasant Corp. announced its largest acquisition to date on Wednesday. In an all-stock deal valued at $258 million, Renasant has reached an agreement to acquire Heritage Financial Group Inc. of Albany, Georgia, the parent of HeritageBank of the South. Last December, Renasant […]

I don’t like ordering via drive-through because I sometimes feel rushed to make an order. Sometimes I know what I want, sometimes I don’t. So more often than not, I’ll go inside to order. Recently, I did just that. I won’t name the restaurant. But the experience I had is not limited to this particular […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal AMORY – Cathy Brock has been buying “live” Christmas trees for 20 years and wouldn’t have it any other way. “I just love the smell of them,” said Brock, who went to get her preselected tree at Worthey Tree Farm new Amory Thursday. “And they don’t shed.” Choose-and-cut Christmas tree […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – When Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. started operations 30 years ago in the All-America City, officials hoped to employ 300 workers who would roll out 7,000 tires a day. Some 350 million tires later, the plant now employs 1,600 people who produce up to 40,000 tires daily. No […]