It seems the plan to build a Brooks Grocery store in west Tupelo is no longer in play. In case you missed the news last week, Shane Hooper, the development services director for the city of Tupelo, said the plans have been “shelved, pending further developments.” With a good bit of fanfare, excitement and anticipation […]

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Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – An executive with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is helping international companies understand how to alter the workforce skills gap by sharing the company’s innovative business practices. Jackie Hogan, Toyota Mississippi’s general manager, recently discussed Toyota’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician program during the Manufacturing Institute’s International Symposium on Manufacturing Workforce Solutions. The […]

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Branch Manager Barbara Doles walks through the lobby at the new BNA Bank on Tom Watson Drive in Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – BNA Bank has opened its second branch in Tupelo – the first opened on McCullough Boulevard 2007 – and with it comes a new level of service. The 3,300-square-foot office on Tom Watson Drive in the busy Barnes Crossing District looks like any other bank office, but it’s […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Leaders of Mississippi’s major transportation sectors stressed the necessity Thursday of intermodal cooperation in moving the state’s economy forward. A session at Itawamba Community College’s Belden Center sponsored by the college included representatives of highways, railroads, airports, waterways and ports. Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert stressed the […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth Inc. (NYSE: BXS) announced Thursday a stock repurchase program through Nov. 30, 2016, to buy up to 6 percent, or 5.764 million shares, of BancorpSouth’s outstanding common stock, at a par value $2.50 per share. BancorpSouth has about $13.1 billion in total assets with equity capital in excess of $1.6 […]

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Butch Palmer enjoys his lunch at the newly opened Tupelo Sports Bar and Grill on Troy Street in Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The heart of the city also needs to ensure the stomach gets fed. While boutiques and specialty shops play a large role in attracting people downtown, so do restaurants. “A successful downtown has to have good eateries,” said Debbie Brangenberg, executive director of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street […]

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People check out the Seaport plane that flies passengers to Memphis and Nashville  on Thursday night outside the Tupelo Regional Airport during a reception for the airline's service out of Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With demand for flights to Nashville much higher than demand for flights to Memphis, SeaPort Airlines hopes to remedy the situation in the near future. At a reception for the airline Thursday at Tupelo Regional Airport, company president Rob McKinney said, “Demand is running 10-to-1 with Nashville over […]

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Brooks Davis, left, and V.M. Cleveland get a laugh following the groundbreaking for what would have been Davis' knew grocery store on Coley Road. Plans for the store have been shelved.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Plans for a much-anticipated grocery store in the west part of the city have been put on hold. Iuka-based Brooks Grocery last summer broke ground on a multimillion-dollar project to build a Brooks Grocery store on a 3.5-acre site on the corner of Coley Road and West Jackson […]