By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Being in the shadow of drugstore giant Walgreens is a challenge Tupelo Drugs welcomes. The independent pharmacy opened in June on Garfield Drive in what was originally Super Sav-On-Drugs. “I think it’s just more personable being an independent and not part of a chain,” said Tupelo Drugs pharmacist […]

Small businesses, as you no doubt have heard time and again, are the “backbone of the economy.” The U.S. Small Business Administration deems small businesses as those with 500 or fewer employees. Across the nation are some 28 million small businesses and nearly 18,000 companies with 500 employees or more. Small businesses make up 99.7 […]

Q. I’m trying to help my elderly mom with her finances. She has no debt and more than $1 million in assets. There was also another $500,000 trust left for her by my dad. With access to all this, does she still need long-term health insurance? A. Absolutely. She also needs an estate planner immediately. […]

By Bonnie Coblentz Mississippi State University STARKVILLE – Wet, cloudy weather has put a lot of cotton bolls on the ground, but experts still expect an above average crop from Mississippi’s cotton acreage. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said experts knew boll loss was coming after all the recent […]


By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A nearly $950,000 grant will help pay for a project that has been at the top of the priority list at Tupelo Regional Airport. Mississippi’s two Republican U.S. Senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, announced Friday that the Tupelo Airport Authority will receive $948,223, of which $829,179 is […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After a career in retail came to an end in the 1980s, Mickey Dean got into the furniture industry as a sales representative. He hasn’t looked back. His furniture career has thrived over the years, and on Friday, he was given the Manufacturers Rep Award at the Tupelo […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The buyers and sellers of furniture, mattresses, accessories and other items at the Tupelo Furniture Market don’t always have time to get away from the complex to eat. A handful of entrepreneurs set up restaurants at the twice-yearly market to make sure market attendees fill their bellies. Among […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves kicked off a two-day, 10-stop tour in Northeast Mississippi on Thursday to spread the message that the state is doing its part to grow the economy. “We’ve got to focus on growing the size of our economy and not the size of our government […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jasper Fontenot hasn’t missed a single Tupelo Furniture Market during its 29-year run, and isn’t about to cut back his visits. Fontenot, whose family owns Brown’s Furniture Showplace, received the National Buyer Appreciation Award from the market on Thursday. “It’s a great honor,” he said. “I’ve been coming […]