By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Construction of the 45,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market on South Gloster Street in Tupelo remains on schedule. Anne Hatfield, communications director for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., said “everything is proceeding as scheduled with construction … we look forward to the store opening this summer.” There is still no date set […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press CLINTON – A Continental AG tire executive said Monday that the company is likely to make a mix of heavy truck and passenger vehicle tires at the $1.45 billion factory it plans near Clinton, saying the company has been unable to satisfy demand in North America despite rapid expansion in […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal VERONA – It’s not too late to register for the North Mississippi Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference in Verona. The event is Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Magnolia Building at the Agri-Center on Highway 145 South. The cost is […]

This is a regular feature containing business news from Daily Journal Business Editor Dennis Seid’s Biz Buzz blog, which can be found at ––––– By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Burger King is looking to build at 3820 S. Eason Boulevard in Tupelo, next to the Sprint Mart and in front of Fastenal. Kings Creek […]

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Victoria Wallace, left, works on making star fondant cutouts and Holly Whitworth frosts a birthday cake Friday afternoon at Creative Cakes. Whitworth has owned the bakery since last April, when she bought it from Rose McCoy when she retired.

By Lauren Wood Daily Journal The most rewarding part about making cakes for Creative Cakes owner Holly Whitworth isn’t mixing up the batter or creating designs with frosting – it’s the reactions from the customers. “The best part is seeing the looks on people’s faces when they pick up their cakes,” Whitworth said. Lots of […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – While an incentive package, which included the state incurring $254 million in bond debt and providing multiple tax breaks, for two economic development projects overwhelmingly passed the Legislature on Thursday, some lawmakers still lamented the cost to the taxpayers. Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, questioned the wisdom […]

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Holly and Neal McCoy took over Rosie's after the retirement of Neal's mother last fall.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Rose McCoy is enjoying a much-deserved retirement. But the bakery shop in Fairpark that bears her name – Rosie’s – is in good hands. Her son, Neal, and his wife, Holly, took over the business from her last fall. The transition has been relatively seamless, just the way […]

Last week’s Chapter 11 filing by Hancock Fabrics was not a big surprise, given that the company has struggled to turn a profit since 2008. That’s the year Hancock exited Chapter 11 the first time, when it emerged with 130 fewer stores. The number of stores the Baldwyn-based fabrics and craft retailer has maintained since […]

Q. I’ve been following your plan, and I’ve finally gotten out of debt and feel I have control of my finances. I’m also single, and I was wondering if you have any tips for how to gracefully mention financial topics and budgeting when you’re on a date. A. Well, I don’t recommend bringing it up […]