By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – As the inaugural “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo was winding down Wednesday, organizers were already brainstorming ideas for expanding the event next year. “Imagine the Possibilities” is a two-day career expo for Northeast Mississippi eighth-grade students from seven counties at which they have the opportunity to explore 18 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – For 18 months, diners and fans of Vanelli’s have watched and waited eagerly for news on when the iconic restaurant will reopen. Their wait is almost over. Owner Voz Vanelli is reopening in a new location with a new name early next year. Vanelli’s Bistro will open in […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The 43rd location – and first in Mississippi – for Sam’s Southern Eatery & Seafood will open next week on South Gloster Street. The Shreveport, Louisiana-based restaurant chain was founded by Sam Gazawaneh in January 2008, and its menu included poboys, burgers, salads, chicken, livers, gizzards, shrimp, catfish […]

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R.N. Kelsey Reed, center, helps Anthony Dilworth, 14, left, and Taylor Thomas, 14, with surgical techniques during Tuesday’s “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – After months of planning, eighth-grade students and teachers from area public schools filled the BancorpSouth Arena Tuesday morning to finally kick off the “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo. Area businesses set up interactive activities and stations for the visiting students, giving them the chance to experience first-hand a […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal ECRU – The world’s largest upholstered furniture manufacturing plant is getting bigger. On Tuesday, Ashley Furniture Industries announced its 13th expansion of the facility it opened in 1994. The $6 million investment will add another 175,000 square feet to the sprawling manufacturing and distribution hub. In addition, Todd Road, which […]

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Tadaharu Yamamoto, from left, Hikomitsu Noji, Gov. Phil Bryant and Robbie Robinson break the seal on a cask of sake during the Kagami-Biraki ceremony on Monday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal WEST POINT – Two years after breaking ground on its 570-acre site, Yokohama Tire Corp. on Monday dedicated its Mississippi plant, the company’s first manufacturing facility in the U.S. built from the ground up. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi employs more than 260 workers, on its way to hire a promised […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Patrons in downtown Tupelo eateries will notice something different under their glasses this month. For the third year in a row, Verizon is partnering with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association for the “Don’t Let Domestic Violence Coast” campaign. The awareness campaign will place special coasters in downtown […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – David Blackburn, President of the Blackburn Group, is excited about the future of the Oxford Commons area. Actually he is excited about the present of the massive development on Oxford’s east side. “It seems like the place has been this big ball you’re trying to push uphill,” said […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi Paper Co. has a new owner, having been recently acquired by Jackson-based Jackson-Newell Paper Group for an undisclosed sum. “We’ve got a lot of business in the Tupelo area and we’re looking to support the customers we have and expand business by making this acquisition,” said Bill […]