Daily Journal The fall Tupelo Furniture Market gets underway Aug. 14-17, and for the fifth year, the concurrent Furniture, Gift & Home Accessories Show will take place. The furniture market trade show is open to registered retail buyers only in Buildings II-VI, but the FGHAS is open to the public in Building I. The Furniture, […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant, right, fills up his truck with natural gas at Mantachie’s new certified natural gas pump with a little help from Mike Horton, manager of Northeast Mississippi Natural Gas, following a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Northeast Mississippi’s first natural gas pump is officially open for business, and Gov. Phil Bryant is calling it a pioneering step for the area. “This is where the stone hits the water; the ripples here will spread out all across Mississippi and the country,” the governor said […]

By Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman Associated Press NEW YORK – The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up its courtship of lower-income customers The deal […]

On Facebook last week there was a post reminiscing the good old days when Tupelo had a water park of some kind. Tupelo natives – of which I am not – talked about Grady’s having a water slide, miniature golf course and go-cart track back in the day. So, fans commented, why not have something […]


I don’t think it has gotten past most investors that the Dow Jones Industrial average (the most watched index in the world) has hit new all-time highs lately. We are a far cry from the depths of depression that invaded our minds during the Great Recession. The Dow bottomed out in early March 2009 and […]

Q. My wife and I have $25,000 in credit card debt, $2,500 in medical bills and $89,000 each in student loan debt from when we each got our masters’ degrees. We make about $100,000 combined. Our son is 6 years old, and we have $18,000 in a 529 plan for him. Should we use that […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BURNSVILLE – The Brazilian company financing the bulk of the Mississippi Silicon plant said a “desperate” lawsuit by a competitor will not derail its efforts. Rima Industrial S/A is being sued in federal court by Ohio-based Globe Metallurgical Inc. The 39-page complaint alleges “a series of criminal and otherwise unlawful […]

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Customers walk past a tax-free sales sign at Reed's in The Mall at Barnes Crossing on Friday in Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Back-to-school and back-to-college spending this year is expected to ring up nearly $75 billion in sales, even as shoppers look for deals and take advantage of sales tax holidays. Back-to-school spending trails only the Christmas holiday as far as overall spending goes. Mississippi’s fifth annual sales tax break […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Krispy Kreme doughnut lovers who have had to settle for the pre-boxed treats at area grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations may be buying them fresh soon. A new retail center on West Main Street in Tupelo has been proposed by a Columbus developer, and anchoring the […]