By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The building at 206 Troy Street in downtown Tupelo has been home to several restaurants over the years – most recently it was Tupelo Sports Bar & Grill – and its owner hopes another will open in the spot. But for now, there’s work to be done. The […]

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Chef David Leathers had hoped to incorporate the old metal sign from the razed apartment building on the corner of Clayton Avenue and West Jackson into his new restaurant, Forklift, that will be built in its place.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If it were a mystery, it might be called “The Case of the Disappearing Sign.” Chef David Leathers just calls it frustrating. On Friday and Saturday, construction crews demolished a long-shuttered apartment building at the corner of Clayton Avenue and West Jackson to make way for Leathers’ new […]


By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Patrons and employees were evacuated when a small fire broke out at Cancun Mexican Restaurant on Monday night. According to Tupelo Fire Chief Thomas Walker, a junction box began sparking and smoking on the roof of Cancun. He said all patrons and employees were evacuated quickly and […]

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve decided to keep a key interest rate at a historic low. The last increase of the federal funds rate was June 2006 but most experts still believe the Fed will raise rates this year. Daily Journal Business Editor Dennis Seid asked Robin Haire, founder and president of Haire Wealth Management […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Visit Oxford has finished moving into its new headquarters, and already the tourism promotion agency’s staff is elated. The transition is from a cute but cramped building on South Lamar Boulevard to the quaint and historic but much more spacious building that for decades housed the Freeland Law […]

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Owner Joe Haynes of Greatest Hits Music and Books says the younger generation is missing out on sound quality and album art.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Before opening Rock Star Records, a new vinyl and CD shop in Tupelo, Leslie Jones thought about opening either a video store or a snow cone business. But after researching viable business opportunities, a sales representative told him about the recent vinyl record boom. “I was looking to […]

My son, who’s 13, is not one to appreciate the finer things in life. For example, record albums. Or “vinyl” as they’re referred to these days. A few years ago, while visiting my parents, he discovered my stash of 33s and 45s sitting in the wooden crates I bought from Musicland – or was it […]

We can learn from the mistakes of others. Unfortunately, you often don’t have to look very far to find a learning opportunity. In Mississippi, Initiative 42 is going to be on our ballot in the next voting cycle. Initiative 42 says we should fund education to the full amount recommended by a formula constructed through […]

Q. I started my own small bakery from home two years ago, providing wedding and specialty cakes. I just found out I’m pregnant, and while my husband and I are really excited about the baby, we’re worried about how we’ll handle things after the baby is here. We both work long hours, but we don’t […]