By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – For more than 35 years, Jack Reed Jr., the president of Reed’s department store, has experienced the rush of shoppers on Black Friday. To him, Black Friday shoppers – mainly mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters and grandmothers – mirror duck hunters. “People say, ‘How can men get up at […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Corporate Flight Management is willing to fly people for free – for a little while, at least – to get them interested in getting in the company’s planes and flying between Tupelo and Nashville. The airline is one of four bidding to provide air service in the All-America […]

Daily Journal FINDLAY, Ohio – Two years after scrapping a merger with Apollo Tyres of India and almost a year after selling its majority stake in a joint venture in China, Cooper Tire & Rubber has reached out to a South American company. On Monday, Cooper said it signed a letter of intent to work […]

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says it surpassed its $500 million goal for reducing operation and maintenance costs over a three-year period. Officials say the utility beat the goal by more than $100 million. CEO Bill Johnson told board members Friday in Bowling Green that ratepayers also benefited from lower fuel […]

Daily Journal The North Lee County Water Association has lifted its boil water notice for customers along Euclatubba Road. Multiple samples analyzed by the Mississippi State Department of Public Health lab indicated the water now meets the standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The notice was issued on Wednesday and affected about 50 customers.

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Celia Fleishhacker spins a dreidel during Sunday’s Downtown Holiday Open House in Tupelo.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The muted orange and yellows of construction that have decorated downtown Tupelo the past several months gave way to bright reds and greens on Sunday, as merchants put out their best for the fourth annual Downtown Holiday Open House. More than 10 different local businesses opened their […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant and state economist Darrin Webb both said last week it is hard to explain why state income tax revenue continues to grow, but sales tax revenue is sluggish. After all, if there is more income to tax, it stands to reason people would […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – At 65, Fred Rutherford is ready to step away from the jeweler’s bench where he’s created and repaired countless pieces of fine jewelry over the years. The owner of Tupelo Diamond Brokers, Rutherford has been in the industry for nearly 40 years. He established his business in 1976, […]

There is no turkey shortage. Eggs are still a bit expensive. But gas prices are low, thank you very much. And now it’s time for the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales spectacle If you don’t have patience when it comes to shopping, this is not your week or your time […]