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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Exactly six months after the April 28 tornado, Dilworth Small Animal Hospital threw a little party on Tuesday. Not only was it the third annual Howl-O-Ween Celebration featuring a pet costume contest, but it also was a grand reopening of the clinic, which was walloped by the tornado. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Brent Farrar is exactly the type of passenger SeaPort Airlines and Tupelo Regional Airport want. “Ultimately, I’m flying to Dallas, but I’m saving my company $300 by flying to Memphis,” he said, citing the savings they’ll get from not having to pay for gas to drive to Memphis, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal FULTON – Five years after plans for construction were announced, BlueFire Renewables ethanol plant here may finally be built. The California-based company recently reached an agreement to get as much as $270 million from China’s Export Import Bank to finish building its cellulosic-ethanol plant in Fulton. That project was first […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not quite business as usual on the busy little stretch of North Gloster Street between McCullough Boulevard and North Green Street. But it’s close. All but a handful of business damaged by the April 28 tornado are back in business, and some of those have indicated they’ll […]

Geoff Dale is manager of community affairs for SeaPort Airlines, which begins service in Tupelo on Monday. The airline will provide 18 round-trip flights to Nashville per week and 12 round-trip flights to Memphis a week on nine-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan planes. He responded to questions from Daily Journal Business Editor Dennis Seid. Q. SeaPort […]

Under-promise and over-deliver. It’s a lesson too many people – and businesses – haven’t learned. Doing the opposite – over-promising and under-delivering – usually isn’t intentional. Circumstances change, and some things can’t be helped. But we’re willing to forgive, if not forget. Which brings us to air service in Tupelo. Around noon today – assuming […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not unusual for Geoff Dale to work 60-to-80 hour weeks juggling two jobs – the mayor of Imperial, California, and the manager of community affairs for SeaPort Airlines. The two jobs complement each other, since SeaPort provides air service to his city. Dale is in Tupelo this […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – United Furniture Industries and McCormick Drive LLC have bid on a former Lane Furniture Industries facility. The companies have offered to buy Lane’s former office and warehouse facility in Verona, according to a bankruptcy filing by FBI Wind Down Inc. Earlier this year, Heritage Home Group – the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says women shouldn’t be afraid of talking about money. “Empowerment of your money means being money-savvy and planning our future,” she said at the fifth annual Renasant Women’s Business Symposium at the Tupelo Country Club on Tuesday. Fitch said women face financial barriers – […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – In less than a week, SeaPort Airlines’ service begins, with the inaugural flight leaving Tupelo for Nashville around 6:30 a.m. on Monday. “All the pieces are in place for a successful transition,” said Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson. “And it couldn’t come at a better time, […]