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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Visitors to restaurants in downtown Tupelo will know October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month each time they order something to drink. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, the City of Tupelo, SAFE Inc. and Verizon have teamed up for the “Don’t Let Domestic Violence Coast” campaign. Thousands […]

Daily Journal Baptist Memorial Healthcare announced Tuesday it was cutting 112 jobs from its system as part of a cost reduction plan. The Memphis-based system, which operates hospitals in New Albany, Oxford and Booneville, will make most of the cuts in corporate services, according to a press release. “While it is difficult to lose any […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Only two vendors were selling vegetables at the Tupelo Farmers’ Market on Tuesday. But between them, they had tomatoes, okra, beans, bell peppers, eggplants, mustard and turnip greens, cucumbers and pumpkins. “We’re still seeing some peas and they still have squash and hot peppers,” said Carl Brangenberg, volunteer […]

Daily Journal A data breach at a national point-of-sale provider that handles credit card transactions affected 324 restaurants nationwide. Four Mississippi restaurants, including Lost Pizza locations in Tupelo and Southaven, Jimmy John’s in Southaven and Lott-A-Freeze in Indianola, were affected. Jimmy John’s was the hardest hit, with 216 of its more than 1,900 stores involved […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – CarMax is set to open its Tupelo location next week, the company confirmed today. A soft opening is planned Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the used car giant, which has more than 120 stores nationwide. It will be the second CarMax store in the state; the other location is […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With hotels, motels and bed and breakfast establishments filled to capacity in Oxford and Starkville for Saturday’s biggest Mississippi football weekend ever, the All-America City is opening its arms to as many fans and media as it can. Visitors will be coming from near and far to stay […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant, left, and Avectus CEO Tim Smith prepare for the groundbreaking ceremony Monday in Corinth. Avectus is moving into the building in the background, doubling the size of what the company now occupies in four separate buildings downtown.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal CORINTH – Celebrating its 10th year in business next year, Avectus Healthcare Solutions has grown faster than what CEO Tim Smith imagined. The company, which handles third-party liability and workers’ compensation accounts for hospitals and trauma centers throughout the U.S., now employs 150 people and is adding 50 more. “There […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau OXFORD – Tourism continues to grow as an industry in Oxford, and industry leaders have plans in place to keep it on an upswing. The town has 94 more hotel rooms in newly opened TownePlaces Suites by Marriott, and three other hotels are in various stages of construction. […]

The nation’s largest retailer also happens to be the world’s largest, too. I’m talking about Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of course, which raked in $476.3 billion during its last fiscal year. But how does Wal-Mart, whose retail stores are spelled Walmart (yes, it’s complicated, which is why you often see both spellings), compare to its rivals? […]