Businesses, shoppers take advantage of tax-exempt weekend

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Ruby Bobo and her granddaughter browsed the myriad of multicolored Chacos underneath the sale...

Daily Journal A lawsuit seeking to stop the Mississippi Silicon plant in Burnsville was dismissed Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. Suing Mississippi Silicon were 16 Front Street LLC and C. Richard Cotton of Saltillo. 16 Front Street is a subsidiary of Miami-based Globe Specialty Metals that was incorporated […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Nearly three years into a massive renovation project of the former Gloster Creek Village, the facility’s owners say work is almost complete. In June 2012, Chris Mills, Dr. Steve MIlls, Sean Koehn and Jason Perry bought the 217,000-square-foot complex, hoping to turn around the struggling retail mall. “We […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Back-to-school shoppers can claim one more holiday before classes start. Today through midnight Saturday, the state of Mississippi has granted its seventh sales tax holiday. The sales tax exemption will give shoppers a break on clothing and shoes that are priced less than $100 each. School supplies and computers aren’t included […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Water & Light is the latest public utility to change the way it calculates security deposits for new residential customers. Starting in September, the amount the utility charges for deposits will be based on the customer’s credit rating. Like many utility retailers, TW&L used to have one […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After losing their old home to last year’s tornado and spending nearly a year in a temporary location, Magnolia Bingo has a new home. Well, almost. His Way Inc., the Ridgeland-based charitable organization that oversees Magnolia Bingo, said it is going to “build out” the property at 2901 […]

JACKSON (AP) – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are welcoming the nomination of Richard Howorth of Oxford for a second term on Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. Howorth was first appointed to the TVA Board of Directors in 2011. The senators, both R-Mississippi, say in a news release that President Barack Obama […]

Daily Journal HOUSTON – Quality Iron Fabricators has announced an expansion at its Chickasaw County facility, with 50 jobs to be created. The $4.9 million corporate investment will allow for the construction of a 90,000-square-foot addition at the company’s existing facility. Quality Iron will have 70 employees at the Houston location. “We at Quality Iron […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council will have to decide if it wants to give Walmart a traffic light on South Gloster, over the objection of an existing business. The retail giant wants to build a 42,000-square-foot neighborhood market between the Imaging Center and Bim Bam Burgers. According to figures from […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal ECRU – Six years after launching into business, Fusion Furniture is expanding its manufacturing space by 50 percent and adding another 100 jobs. Company president and co-founder Bo Robbins said the upholstered furniture manufacturer is growing around 30 percent annually, and the additional space is much needed. “We are very […]