Region’s jobless rate unchanged

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi was 5.3 percent in September, unchanged from a month earlier. The results...

Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp. reported record earnings of $23.2 million on Tuesday after U.S. financial markets closed. The parent company of Renasant Bank said the results equate to 55 cents per share, compared to 40 cents a share, or $16.22 million a year ago. Renasant’s earnings take into account its acquisition of KeyWorth […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth’s proposed mergers with Central Community Corp. and Ouachita Bancshares Corp. are back on the table, with their merger agreements having been extended until Dec. 31 of next year. The Tupelo-based bank made the announcement late Friday. In August, BancorpSouth said it was tabling the mergers because of […]

By Michaela GIbson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Celebration Village will throw the doors wide open this week. The annual holiday market, which supports the work of Sanctuary Hospice House, will feature 140 vendors bringing clothing, art, jewelry, decorations, fashion and home accessories, cooking ware and more from across the Southeast. There will be old […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – HomeGoods could be added to the mix of tenants at The Mall at Barnes Crossing next year. If plans come together, a HomeGoods store will fill in space adjacent to Dick’s Sporting Goods, which opened in the former Parisian space in 2008. There’s been no official word from […]

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Cooper Tire’s Ross O’Rear, left, and Aron Hughes show students at Tupelo High School the different kinds of rubber used to manufacture passenger car tires at the Tupelo plant.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – For 32 years, Cooper Tire has been an integral part of the economy in Tupelo and Lee County. With some 1,600 employees at the sprawling facility on South Green Street, it’s not difficult to find a friend, neighbor or family member working there. But as the workforce grows […]

According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the net percent of small business owners who expect better business conditions in the next six months jumped 12 points in September. That was the good news. The bad news was that uptick was offset by significantly weaker inventories and hard-to-fill job openings. The information comes from […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The craftsman-style home at the corner of West Jackson Street and Clayton Avenue has gotten a new look and new owner, courtesy of a group of dentists who wanted to be part of the renewal of the area. And what better name than Renew Dental, although the office […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Auntie Anne’s is opening a location next week in The Mall at Barnes Crossing. A few construction delays pushed the opening back about a month later than originally planned, but the Auntie Annie’s kiosk will open in the food court at the mall, near the carousel, next to […]

By Taylor Dowden Special to the Daily Journal OXFORD – If you’re thinking about renting your home to fans during football season to make extra cash, a University of Mississippi junior business major has created a company to help. Max Burke, 23, is helping local residents make extra money renting their homes to football fans […]