By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen An area of forested wetlands smaller than a typical living room will require the approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before a retail and commercial development can advance on a 34.97-acre tract in northeast Oxford and adjacent parts of Lafayette County. Developer David Blackburn said he expects no […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Dan Ballard had to wait a little longer than he expected, but he finally has the building he wanted. Ballard is the owner of a new 10,000-square-foot retail center at the corner of North Green and North Gloster Streets. One tenant is open, two more are opening soon, […]

On Monday, the Tupelo Airport Authority will meet to decide which airline it wants to provide air service in the All-America City. Four airlines have tossed their hats in the ring, each hoping for a good fit. A quick review of who they are and what each is offering: • Air Choice One, based in […]

Q. How do you have a wedding without debt? A. Wow, where do I start on this one? I guess the best way is to tell the truth. Honey, that question kind of makes you sound like a little princess. How do you have a wedding without debt? It’s really simple. You have a wedding […]

By Zack Orsborn and Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Thanksgiving proved once again not to be a deterrent to bargain-hunting shoppers, who started shopping early and didn’t stop as Black Friday rolled around. “I started right after lunch on Thursday, and I’m still going strong,” said Lydia Foster, who stopped for lunch Friday at […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi remains on track to post its lowest annual unemployment rate in the 10 years the Daily Journal has kept track of the figures for the region. In October, the 16 counties comprising the region posted a collective 5.1 percent unemployment. The preliminary figures, provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Dwayne Blackmon has been president and owner of the Chevrolet dealership on South Gloster Street that bears his name, but he’s been in the car business far longer. Dwayne Blackmon Chevrolet officially started in 2010, but previously it had been under his father’s ownership and was named Frankie […]

Special to the Journal OXFORD – The University of Mississippi Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been recognized as one of the best up-and-coming centers of its kind. The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers honored the CIE with the Award for Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at its annual conference Oct. 31 in Gainesville, Florida. The CIE […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – While Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Sun Air officially submitted a proposal to provide air service in Tupelo, it is Memphis-based Southern Airways Express that will do most of the work behind the scenes. And in many ways, Southern Airways also will be the face of the company. “Sun Air […]