Q. Our daughter is a special-needs child,who doctors say will live about half as long as the average adult. There’s also a good chance she will be under our care her entire life. We just finished Baby Step 3 of your plan, so we have all of our debt paid off except for the house, […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston’s Farmer’s Market is now a certified home-grown produce exchange with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture giving its stamp of approval to the group that gathers on The Square in downtown each Saturday. “A lot of people say they are selling home-grown products when it really comes from […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $34.7 million, or 37 cents per share, for its second quarter. That’s down 12.6 percent from a year earlier, when the parent company of BancorpSouth Bank earned $39.7 million, or 41 cents per share. The results met analysts’ consensus estimates. The company continued […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Double Barrel Steakhouse, a popular restaurant in Shannon, is opening a location in Tupelo. Owners John and Karen Wooten are renovating the former J.R.’s on North Gloster Street, and should have the restaurant open by October. They’ll also cater from the location. Double Barrel will remain open in Shannon. John Wooten […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Leggett & Platt, a manufacturer of products for a diverse group of industries including furniture, is expanding operations in Tupelo by investing $967,000 and creating 25 new jobs. The carthage, Missouri-based company employs more than 600 in the area. In addition to a number of Tupelo facilities, including […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A new traffic light on South Gloster Street should be installed by the end of this week and ready to go operational by the end of next week. The new set of signals are near the intersection of Carnation and South Gloster streets at the entrance of a […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – For the third consecutive quarter, Renasant Corp. posted record earnings. On Tuesday after U.S. financial markets closed, the parent company of Renasant Bank reported second-quarter earnings of $22.9 million, or 54 cents per share. Excluding pre-tax merger and conversion expenses of $2.8 million related to the acquisition of KeyWorth Bank, Renasant […]

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City leaders gathered downtown for a ribbon cutting commemorating the completion of the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail on Tuesday. The $11.5 million project took two-and-a-half years to complete and connects the Birthplace with downtown Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Tiffany Franks is a Realtor, cafe owner and now bike rental owner. Franks, who owns Crave dessert and coffee cafe with her husband, Brad, in downtown Tupelo, has thought about the idea since opening almost two years ago. “When we travel, renting bikes is something we like to […]

Molly Lovorn of the Community Development Foundation discussed the revamped Tupelo Young Professionals group on Monday’s episode of “The Memo” podcast. She is making it less of a social gathering and more of a program for learning and developing professional and personal skills. Listen to the entire episode FREE in iTunes, podcast apps or http://memo.djournal.com/2016/07/18/137-tupelo-young-professionals-071816/ […]