This is a regular feature containing business news from Daily Journal Business Editor Dennis Seid’s Biz Buzz blog at By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With little fanfare, The Mall at Barnes Crossing has been repainting walls and ceilings, replacing tile, removing greenery and otherwise quietly making improvements. One big change is that […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After more than a 20-year absence, new Volkswagens soon will be sold in Tupelo. Joe Marshall, owner of Barnes Crossing Hyundai Mazda, confirmed plans to build a new VW dealership on North Gloster Street. The 13,000-square-foot showroom will be located between AutoZone and Carlock Nissan, and it will […]

Daily Journal A boil water notice in Lee County has been lifted. Customers of the North Lee County Water Association were issued a boil alert Friday after a major line break caused loss of pressure. The affected customers were on County Road 811 from County Road 1900 to Deer Park Road, including all roads off […]

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The second Strange Brew Coffeehouse plans to open in January 2016 in the former service station at the corner of Jefferson and Gloster streets in Tupelo.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo is about to get its own dose of the infamous Brew. It’s no secret that fans have flocked to Strange Brew Coffeehouse in Starkville since its inception in 2005. With more than 16,000 followers on Twitter and Instagram, the popular spot for Mississippi State University students […]

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – According to a deed filed in the Union County Chancery Clerk’s office last week, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has purchased property off Coulter Cove, adjacent to the Hampton Inn. The Gazette tried unsuccessfully to confirm plans with the company’s home office in Lebanon, Tenn., […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Oktoberfest is back for a second year, and the event Thursday promises to have even a stronger German flavor. “Everyone has been very excited about the event, and we’re very pleased to bring it back for the community,” said Jessica Hollinger of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Credit card fraud costs consumers and businesses more than $5 billion a year, but new chip-embedded credit cards and debit cards are expected to drastically cut that figure. Banks and credit card companies have been issuing EMV – which stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa – cards, a new global […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Many Oxonians, as well as Ole Miss students and visitors, have gotten their mornings started off for the past 20 years at Bottletree Bakery on Van Buren Avenue. Others take their lunch break there. “In my opinion you couldn’t get a great deli sandwich in Oxford,” said owner […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Royce Taylor was one of 700 volunteers at Tombigbee State Park early Saturday morning, taking part in what is the beginning of a five-year partnership between Toyota Mississippi and the state park. “I’m roofing bath house No. 2, and I hope to do it in three or four […]