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 […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Planet Fitness recently opened its Tupelo location at 1800 North Gloster St. and will celebrate its grand opening through Feb. 12. Through Tuesday, the public can enter to win a workout with 2013 Biggest Loser winner Dani Allen at the grand opening celebration on Wednesday. Up to 10 winners will be […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Duke Realty, an Indianapolis-based commercial real estate developer, will soon begin developing the 78,000-square-foot, three-story Baptist Oxford Medical Office Building in Oxford. The MOB, which is expected to be completed in August 2017, will be located on the campus of the new replacement Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. The five-story, […]