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By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The American Dream is more difficult to attain in the South than in any region of the country, a...

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – City Council members will decide next week if they want to begin discussions again with a Mississippi telecommunications company on the possibility of bringing ultra-high-speed fiber Internet to Tupelo. Council members discussed Wednesday evening during a work session a franchise agreement between the city and C Spire to […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than a dozen people toured and got up-close looks at eight historic cottages near the Natchez Trace Parkway headquarters. The people were there to come up with possible plans to save the 80-year-old structures by restoring them as residences or converting them into small businesses. The historic […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Tronox is closing one of its two plants, putting about 70 people out of work. According to Bud Grebey, vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Tronox, the Hamilton plant’s sodium chlorate plant will cease production Nov. 30 due to a steep decline in the global […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in the past 10 years. According to preliminary figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the combined jobless rate for the region in April was 5.5 percent. That’s down from a revised 6.1 percent rate in March. The Daily Journal began […]

PONTOTOC (AP) – Pride Mobility Products Corp., a maker of motorized wheelchairs and scooters, announced Wednesday that it will open a factory in northeast Mississippi. Based in Exeter, Pennsylvania, Pride plans to invest $2 million and hire 150 workers at a facility at the former Genesis Furniture factory in Pontotoc, which closed last year. Federal, […]

NEW ALBANY (AP) – Emerald Home Furnishings announced Wednesday that it will open an upholstered furniture factory in New Albany, investing more than $2 million and hiring 150 workers. The company, based in Seattle, Washington, will move into a building formerly occupied by furniture component manufacturer Hickory Springs, which closed its New Albany plant in […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s jobless rate dipped in April to 6.6 percent. The unemployment rate was down from 6.8 percent in March, 7 percent in February and 7.1 percent in January. The jobless rate was 7.8 percent in April 2014. Nebraska had the lowest jobless rate in April, 2.5 percent. Nevada had the highest rate […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Keith Richards isn’t going to let just anyone run a Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, the restaurant chain he founded 17 years ago. On Tuesday in Tupelo, the Birmingham, Alabama-based restaurant – one of the fastest-growing chains in the country – opened its 44th location. Tupelo is Taziki’s first store […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Cliff Nash was named the executive director of Tupelo Regional Airport earlier this month, and his first few weeks have kept him busy. As president of the Mississippi Airports Association, he also presided over the state meeting that was held in Tupelo a week into his tenure. He […]