By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – In less than a week, SeaPort Airlines’ service begins, with the inaugural flight leaving Tupelo for Nashville around 6:30 a.m. on Monday. “All the pieces are in place for a successful transition,” said Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson. “And it couldn’t come at a better time, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal CORINTH – More than 18 months in the making, Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works is a step closer to expanding its operations in West Tennessee. Last April, The Coca-Cola Co. and five U.S. Coca-Cola bottlers – including Corinth – announced a new partnership to expand the territories of the bottling companies. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth Inc. saw its net income rise more than 15 percent to $28.8 million in the third quarter, as loans and insurance commission revenue increased. Noninterest revenue was $69.3 million, up from $62.5 million for the year-ago period. Insurance commission revenue played a large role, rising from $23.8 million to $29.2 […]

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Ellen Short has been a Realtor for more than 40 years.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – This year has been an emotional one for Ellen Short, who has experienced the highs and lows of a life and career spent in the All-America City. Earlier this year, she won the National Association of Realtors Federal Political Coordinator Meritorious Servce Award. “It was very emotional because […]

Q. I’m in college, but I’m not the typical college student. I’ve gone back to law school after working for several years. My wife and I have followed your plan, and we’re completely debt-free. I’m cash-flowing school, and we’ve been fortunate enough to build up about $2 million in investments. The other day I saw […]


There is a mantra that I say over and over almost daily when it comes to investments: “It’s a reversion to the mean business.” It allows me to remember the middle of 2008, when the equity markets were crashing all around me, that eventually the markets reflect their true value and not the emotional value […]

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Elquin Gonzales, center, jokes with Tommy Brooks on Friday as the convenience store that used to be run by Gonzales reopens under a new name and management months after the tornado closed the store due to damage.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Slowly but surely, businesses along the North Gloster Street corridor damaged by the April 28 tornado have reopened. The latest to do so is in a familiar spot with a new name. The building at the corner of Lakeshire Drive and North Gloster Street didn’t take a direct […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – North Lee County Water Association’s formal approval to proceed with controversial plans for new water wells and water tanks could face legal challenges in Lee County Chancery Court. Tupelo City Attorney Ben Logan will recommend next week to the City Council proceeding with a formal appeal of the […]

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Renasant is expanding its Technology Center operations by using this 37,000-square-foot building on McCullough Boulevard.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp., the parent of Renasant Bank, has more than doubled its size in the past decade, and with that growth has come the need to grow its back-office functions as well. With its Technology Center on West Jackson Street bursting at the seams, Renasant has purchased the […]