By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Bringing jobs back to the United States, also known as reshoring, makes economic sense for many companies. And the advantages emerge not only from an expense perspective. “According to a recent study, 78 percent of U.S. consumers in 2012 viewed ‘made in America’ products favorably, compared to 59 […]

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi increased for the second consecutive month in June to its highest level since September. Nevertheless, the region recorded its 12th consecutive month with unemployment under 10 percent, the longest stretch since 2008, prior to the recession taking hold. Estimates provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Alcorn County will receive a 15 percent rate reduction in its Blue Cross Blue Shield employee health insurance premium cost for the 2015 fiscal year. The contract that begins Aug. 1 will have a monthly rate per employee that is $88.95 lower than the current premium, insurance broker Sammy Smith told […]


By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen Got a business idea? With the AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge, you can turn it into cash and some opportunities to get help growing it into reality. Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation and AdvoCare, an international health and fitness products company, are teaming up to sponsor the Challenge. The rigorous competition is […]

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The Big Oaks Crossing shopping center on North Gloster Street is one of nine major retails centers in the Barnes Crossing Business District. The 348,236-square-foot development, which is anchored by Walmart, Sam's Club, and several smaller stores and restaurants, is the second-largest center behind The Mall at Barnes Crossing.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The Barnes Crossing area off North Gloster Street is a retailing mecca, with more than 3 million square feet of commercial real estate encompassing nine major shopping centers, dozens of restaurants and more than 200 retailers and restaurants. But, business owners insist, the area still has room to […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal The Reshoring Opportunities Workshop being held Wednesday and Thursday focuses on creating jobs in Mississippi by bringing jobs back from overseas. The free workshop at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center in Tupelo is geared toward helping companies explore reshoring opportunities with the goal of accelerating the trend of bringing […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth will have to wait until next year to complete its mergers with two banks. The company said Monday it needed additional time to complete its mergers with Ouachita Bancshares Corp. of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Central Community Corp. of Temple, Texas. BancorpSouth had announced the deals in January and had […]

UPDATE: Watch Noble’s first on-camera interview By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Sonny Noble defined himself for nearly six years through employment at the North Lee County Water Association, once working almost continuously for three days straight, even enjoying 3 a.m. calls related to leaks, dirty water and malfunctioning wells. Logging in 50 hours […]

Daily Journal Stanford Financial Group victims who lost more than $7 billion in a fraudulent investment scheme cannot get compensation from a financial services corporation created to compensate victims of financial fraud. An appeals court judge in Washington, D.C., on Friday agreed with a district court’s earlier decision that victims of the Ponzi scheme could […]