Daily Journal TUPELO – The Furniture, Gift & Home Accessories Show made its debut three years ago, running at the same time as the spring and fall Tupelo Furniture Market shows. It’s taken a little getting used to, as the FGHAS is open to the public, while the adjacent Tupelo Furniture Market is open to […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant, center left, tours FXI on Monday before the foam-maker announced an expansion at its Baldwyn plant that will add at least 60 jobs. The wage level of the new jobs was not released.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDWYN – FXI has begun bringing new equipment to its Baldwyn factory and has added nearly a dozen employees. The company, which uses foam in furniture, bedding, electronics, automobiles and personal care, is installing automated equipment in the plant and adding 60 more employees total as its health care business […]

Daily Journal reports TUPELO – A number of Northeast Mississippi airports received funding for upcoming federal airport improvement projects. The Mississippi Transportation Commission recently authorized the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to provide the matching funds for the projects. The funds will provide 50 percent of the local matching share to projects funded by the […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County is growing solar farms faster than any other county in Northeast Mississippi. A public hearing Monday in Houston before Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley saw no one oppose permits for two new solar arrays to be built on the red, sandy soil around Houston. Presley then […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The 10-year-old Shops at Barnes Crossing has been sold for $8.725 million to a private investor. The 75,000-square-foot retail center on North Gloster Street is home to Bed Bath and Beyond, Dollar Tree, David’s Bridal and Margarita’s. It was most recently owned by RCG Ventures of Atlanta, which […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – During the first six months of the year, shipments of furniture and related items were up some 6 percent compared to a year earlier. That also meant furniture manufacturing increases and the U.S. Census Bureau said orders were about 5 percent higher than for the same period in […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – If Tupelo seems a bit more crowded and a lot busier, your impressions are right on target. During what is normally a bit of a slowdown in activity in the All-America City, hotels, restaurants and stores have been busier than usual. The recent Southern Zone Swim Meet brought […]

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Seeking to end its air service contract with SeaPort Airlines, the Tupelo Airport Authority voted Tuesday to ask the airline to voluntarily withdraw its service. The board has been looking for a way out for several months after the airline’s poor record with late and canceled flights. But […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SeaPort Airlines began flying out of McKellar-Sipes Airfield in Jackson, Tennessee, in January 2012, offering flights to Memphis and Nashville. But less than two years later, the U.S. Department of Transportation pulled the federal subsidy for the airport, as SeaPort failed to meet the requirement of at least 10 passenger […]