This is a regular feature containing business news from Daily Journal Business Editor Dennis Seid’s Biz Buzz blog, which can be found at ––––– By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Pet retailer Petco has filed plans to open a location in Tupelo. It will be located between Kirkland’s and Don Julio’s Mexican Restaurant in the […]

Daily Journal While the unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi rose last month, it remained relatively low at 5.7 percent. The 16 counties that comprise the region recorded a decade-low average jobless rate of 4.5 percent in April. The previous record was set just a month earlier in March, at 5 percent. The figures, provided by […]

By David Helms Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Washington Furniture last week announced a major expansion to its furniture manufacturing operation in Pontotoc’s industrial park. Washington Furniture owner Gerald Washington said the ongoing project includes a total expansion of 125,000 square feet, which will be used as a motion facility and warehouse space. Washington Furniture moved […]

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Barry Zook, president of Magnolia Seasoning in West Point, bought the spice company from Sara Lee when it decided to close its plant in 2007.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal WEST POINT – Barry Zook says he’s working toward his third retirement. But don’t count on him going to the house anytime soon. “I work to give me something to do, a reason to get up in the morning,” said Zook, president of Magnolia Seasoning in West Point. “And I […]

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Cooper trims out the edges on a building.

Daily Journal Logan Rutledge is turning the old building on North Railroad into Deco Deli & Bar, which will feature locally sourced and organic breads, meats and vegetables for sandwiches, salads and creative sides as well as craft and imported beer. Rutledge hopes to have the business, which is in the former UCDA building, open […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – When Hyperion Technology Group’s owner and president Geoffrey Carter secured the company’s first contract with the U.S. military, he finally felt as if he and his staff lived up to their name, Hyperion. Hyperion – one of the moons surrounding Saturn – means “titan” in Greek mythology, and […]

The presumptive GOP nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, has said he doesn’t care about getting into a trade war with China – or anybody else, for that matter. Trump, who “hears” a lot of things, says, “Since China joined the WTO, Americans have witnessed the closure of more than 50,000 factories and the loss […]

Q. My husband and I are retired, we both receive nice pensions, and we owe $46,000 on our home. This is our only debt. I’m 65, he is 82, and we have more than $800,000 in variable annuities, along with substantial cash in savings. We also have $200,000 combined in life insurance coverage. If we […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times AMORY – After flooding left the track impassable for months, trains are finally chugging down the Mississippian Railway once again. Last week, the first train since December rode the rails of the 25-mile short-line railway between Fulton and Amory, following a series of repairs to the storm-damaged track and […]