By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SHANNON – Raybern Foods is looking to fill 200 jobs as soon as possible at its newest production facility. The Hayword, California-based company announced in January it was transferring production of its deli sandwich line to the former Sara Lee building in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park in Shannon. Company […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment landscape has steadily improved since bottoming out during the Great Recession, and the latest snapshot confirmed the trend. According to figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the jobless rate for the 16-county region was 6.5 percent in March, down from 8.7 percent a month earlier. That’s the […]

Daily Journal and wire reports BALDWYN – Peeking behind “Bluebell Recall” signs taped to freezer doors at Food Giant were half-gallon tubs of Italian Cream Cake, Pecan Praline, Coconut Fudge, French Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Buttered Pecan and other popular flavors. The ice cream was barred from sale to customers after Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries on […]

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Tupelo resident and longtime businessman Howard Davenport stands near his building on North Gloster Street that burned earlier this year. Davenport faced initial pushback from the city's planning committee to rebuild, but the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow him to rebuild his office building.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Despite some initial pushback from the city’s planning committee, a Tupelo resident and longtime businessman will rebuild his North Gloster Street office building that burned earlier this year. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected a decision by the planning committee that would not have allowed Howard Davenport […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – More than 50 companies and businesses signed up for the Northeast Mississippi Community College’s annual spring job fair on Tuesday, drawing hundreds of students and alumni. Among them was Joshua Johnson, who will be graduating in a few weeks. “I was mainly interested in Mississippi Silicon, but I’m […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s jobless rate dipped in March for the third month in a row, although employer payrolls shrank. The unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent, down from 7 percent in February and 7.8 percent in March 2014. The number of Mississippians saying they had a job rose, while the […]

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By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press HOUSTON – Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Federal health officials say they’re now aware of 10 listeria illnesses linked to ice cream and other products made […]

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Jessica Hollinger of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announces the Tupelo Farmers' Market rebranding as the Tupelo Farmers' Depot in its location next to the railroad tracks on Spring Street. The market's season opens May 16.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Farmers’ Market has a new name, new hours and a new look. At a press conference Monday morning, Jessica Hollinger, marketing associate for the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, said the market will open May 16 as the Tupelo Farmers’ Depot. “We hope to highlight the […]