By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A new restaurant is moving into the former Barnhill’s Buffet location on South Gloster Street. Super Hibachi Buffet will open later this year, said its owners, who also have the Hibachi Buffet restaurant in Columbus. It will take several months of renovation to get the Tupelo site ready. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Only one location of Abner’s Famous Chicken Tenders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. It was reported earlier today that the entire chain had filed for bankruptcy, but founder Abner White said only one – the original location in Oxford – is affected by the filing. The company, […]

Daily Journal Furniture Brands Wind Down Inc., the remnant of bankrupt Furniture Brands International, has reached a deal with its creditors and the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. The settlement, which still needs court approval, has the PBGC reducing its claim against the company from $340 million to $300 million. In November,the PBGC said it […]

Q. My husband and I are debt-free, and we have several hundred thousand dollars in savings. We pay for our children and grandchildren to visit during Christmas each year, but my mother thinks this is foolish spending. What do you think? A. I’m sure your mom loves you guys a lot, but she’s wrong twice […]

Tossing away a pair of shoes is like throwing money away – at least, that’s Romelle Matthews’ thinking. Matthews, 51, has been repairing shoes for 17 years. “It doesn’t take too long, but I make sure it’s done right,” he said. The disposable society would rather buy something new rather than seeing if it can […]

Lyle Harris, President and C.E.O of Behold Home, addresses those in attendance on Friday morning as he announces his company's future plans.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SMITHVILLE – Nearly three years after a devastating tornado tore through this small Monroe County community, Smithville still finds itself in recovery mode. On Friday, it made a big stride forward with the announcement that a start-up furniture company would fill an empty space once occupied by the city’s largest […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal PONTOTOC – After more than a half-century in business, Southern Quality Meats is closing, its operations to be consolidated with its sister plant in Albertville, Ala. Company officials notified workers Friday morning. SQM, which opened in 1962, will be shuttered between June 3-17. An official said the Pontotoc facility employs […]

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Caroline Moss, general manager of Quality Inn,, said the award means a lot since the hotel has been around for more than 25 years.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It might be the cookies. Or the homemade soup. Whatever it is, Quality Inn in Tupelo has won a Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, its parent company that owns more than 6,300 hotels across the world. “This award means a lot, especially since we’ve been around […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Nissan Motor Co. says it has settled an unfair labor practice charge with a pro-union worker at its assembly plant in Canton, Miss. The charge focused on a dispute over when and where Willard “Chip” Wells, a United Auto Workers supporter, could hand out union literature at the […]