By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press HOUSTON – Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Federal health officials say they’re now aware of 10 listeria illnesses linked to ice cream and other products made […]

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Jessica Hollinger of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announces the Tupelo Farmers' Market rebranding as the Tupelo Farmers' Depot in its location next to the railroad tracks on Spring Street. The market's season opens May 16.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Farmers’ Market has a new name, new hours and a new look. At a press conference Monday morning, Jessica Hollinger, marketing associate for the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, said the market will open May 16 as the Tupelo Farmers’ Depot. “We hope to highlight the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The State Treasury has $31 million in unclaimed money waiting for Mississippians, and the office hopes to return as much of it as possible. “We’ve given back $41.5 million, and probably even more now,” said state Treasurer Lynn Fitch, who took office in 2012. “We’ve had a lot […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – An Ohio-based company has taken over operations at the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility, ramping up production and adding employees. Kellex Seating, which makes commercial upholstered seating, is investing $600,000 and said it will create 75 jobs. Mississippi is providing $200,000 for infrastructure improvements, while Tupelo is contributing a […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth saw its first-quarter net income rise 13.7 percent to $32.3 million, or 33 cents a share, and it also refiled applications to merge with two banks. On Monday, the Tupelo-based financial holding company and parent of BancorpSouth Bank said it was moving ahead with its merger with Ouachita Bancshares Corp. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Years ago, when Jimmy Long was fine-tuning his skills in finding some of the finest quality fabrics and patterns for clothes, he met a man in New York selling neck ties. That man, Ralph Lifshitz, was selling his ties to mostly small shops in New York. Long, looking […]

You may have heard about the generous CEO who is cutting his nearly $1 million annual salary to distribute among his workers. Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based company that processes credit-card payments, said he’s using that money along with company profits so the company’s more than 100 employees can each earn […]


Elvis was asked in an interview in 1958, “How does it feel to be an overnight success?” He answered, “It feels like a heck of a long night.” Of course it had been years since Elvis had gone into Sun Records to record a song for his mother. He had been traveling the Louisiana Hay […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority chairman Glenn McCullough Jr. has emerged as a leading contender for Mississippi’s top economic development post, but a spokesman for Gov. Phil Bryant says no decision has been made. The Jackson-based Mississippi Business Journal reported late Thursday afternoon that […]