By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Bim Bam Burgers & Wings will open in the former Atlanta Bread Company building near Crosstown in Tupelo. That’s according to Bim Bam owner Tony Barragan, who met with a city inspector on Wednesday. Barragan received a temporary permit as he moves in new equipment and works out […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The city of Saltillo got some reassurance this week on pricing of land it would seek to purchase from Lee County for future retail or commercial economic development use. The Lee County Board of Supervisors approved a memorandum of understanding with the city that the county, which owns […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Seeking to emulate the success and working dynamic of the Downtown Main Street Association and the Midtown District, property owners along a stretch of North Gloster Street affected by last April’s tornado have formally organized. Last year the North Gloster Business Association was a loose-knit group of businesses, […]

Staff and wire reports Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment rate rose at the start of the new year, but the figure for January was the lowest in seven years. Mississippi Department of Employment Security figures released last week showed the region posted an 8 percent jobless rate in January, up from 6.9 percent in December. But it […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Here’s the good news: Mississippi’s job market in January had the strongest month in at least three years. But balance that with the bad: The state remained tied in January with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate of any state, and its struggling recovery has a long way […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A familiar face will be behind the scenes – and sometimes front-and-center – at a new restaurant opening soon. Zell Long, who leads the Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi in Tupelo, is one of three business partners in the Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe franchise that opening in […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo region was named to Site Selection magazine’s list of the most active micropolitan areas for new and existing industries in the country. Tupelo ranked eighth in the nation among the 576-micropolitan areas designated by the United States Census Bureau. A micropolitan area is comprised of a […]

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Tammy Jo Dulaney, who works three days a week at Park Place Salon in Tupelo, gives land surveyor Matt McKeegan a haircut on a recent Friday afternoon.

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal TUPELO – Tammy Jo Dulaney’s parents hoped their only child would one day get a nursing degree, but a bunch of dolls helped Dulaney find her passion early on. “I loved cutting my Barbie dolls’ hair,” she said. “And they’re all still up in the attic.” Dulaney claims Fulton as […]


I was driving to our regional mall last week. It is not something I usually do by choice. I am a downtown shopping kind of guy. I remember Yogi Berra once saying, “Nobody goes to Coney Island anymore; there are too many people there.” That’s how I feel about the mall. To make it worse, […]