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Mike Thompson opened Louisiana Rub Down a year ago after returning to his native Oxford from Baton Rouge, La.

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Tailgates in the Grove should be a little spicier this fall now that Mike Thompson has a full kitchen. The Oxford native and Oxford High graduate returned to town a year ago from Baton Rouge, La., filled with Cajun recipes that are sure to add plenty of flavor to a […]

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I see a lot of investors that spend a great deal of time managing their investments. They want to be involved in every aspect of the investment process from portfolio construction to security research to trading. That’s a pretty hard thing to do, especially if you are counting on that money to enhance your retirement […]

Q. My husband and I have been living on a budget for a few months, and for some reason there seems to be leaks in our budget. It’s just a few dollars here and there, but added together it makes a huge dent. Can you give us some advice? A. This kind of thing happens […]

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Workers from a Lewisville, Texas, construction company continue repairs on complex No. 9 Friday in Tupelo. The Vista Ridge complex was hit hard by the April 28 tornado.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The past five months have been as hectic as any period during the five years that Vista Ridge Apartment Homes has been open. Ten of the 11 buildings making up the high-end residential apartment complex were damaged extensively by the EF-3 tornado that ripped through the city on […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – A developer will ask for approval to build a 94-room hotel on South Lamar Boulevard, between the current Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and the replacement for which site preparation is in progress nearby. Andy Callicutt, represented by engineer Jeff Williams, has submitted paperwork to the Oxford Planning Commission […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal A new hotel has opened in Oxford, just in time for the first University of Mississippi home football game of 2014. TownePlace Suites by Marriott is the latest property to be built by Charter Road Hospitality. Chan Patel, director of operations for the family-owned company, said the last-minute rush of […]

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings is expanding its operations and adding 45 new jobs, officials announced Wendesday. The company builds stationary and motion sofas, loveseats, chairs and recliners, and said the expansion was needed to accommodate increased sales. The Mississippi Development Authority also provided financial help […]

Daily Journal BALDWYN – Hancock Fabrics posted slightly higher sales in its just-completed fiscal second quarter, but the fabrics and crafts retailer also recorded a bigger loss for the period. The Baldwyn-based company reported net sales of $59.3 million for the quarter ended July 26, as comparable store sales – sales at stores open for […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Regulators will review the books of Mississippi’s 25 electric power associations to try to determine whether they are holding money that should instead flow back to customers. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday for its own legal staff and the freestanding Public Utilities Staff to conduct […]