By Jeff Amy Associated Press CANTON – Nissan Motor Co. says it wants to produce 507,000 vehicles a year at its Mississippi plant by 2017, an expansion that would add about 1,000 employees to the current 6,300 workers at the complex. John Martin, Nissan North America’s senior vice president for manufacturing, supply chain management and […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A record number of booths – more than 100 – will be setting up for Thursday’s annual Taste of Tupelo. Presented by Magnolia Business Centre, Taste of Tupelo will be at the BancorpSouth Arena from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The annual business expo is now open to the public. It […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – Telecommunications firm C Spire says it has opened its $23 million Starkville data center. The company announced Monday that the center, part of its strategy to sell more services to businesses, was operational. Ridgeland-based C Spire says it believes companies will be attracted to the center because it’s distant from hurricane and […]

  As we marked the six-month anniversary of the April tornado last week, it was quite clear to see that Tupelo, from a business standpoint, has come a long way. But the journey isn’t quite over – we still have quite a bit of work left to do to get those affected business back up […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Representatives of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation joined Oxford and Lafayette County officials Wednesday to break ground on the new Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. The new facility is expected to open in December 2017 on the 150-acre site between South Lamar Boulevard and Old Taylor Road. “We believe […]

By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market – a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike. The Fed reiterated its plan to maintain its benchmark short-term rate near zero “for […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Exactly six months after the April 28 tornado, Dilworth Small Animal Hospital threw a little party on Tuesday. Not only was it the third annual Howl-O-Ween Celebration featuring a pet costume contest, but it also was a grand reopening of the clinic, which was walloped by the tornado. […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – With stock market gains replacing steep losses in the accounting ledger, Mississippi’s main public employee pension fund posted stronger results last year. Actuaries reported Tuesday to the board of the Public Employees Retirement System that the funding percentage – the share of future obligations covered by current assets […]

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Brent Farrar, the first passenger to fly SeaPort from Tupelo to Memphis, waves as he boards his flight on Monday morning.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Brent Farrar is exactly the type of passenger SeaPort Airlines and Tupelo Regional Airport want. “Ultimately, I’m flying to Dallas, but I’m saving my company $300 by flying to Memphis,” he said, citing the savings they’ll get from not having to pay for gas to drive to Memphis, […]