By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – For several months, the Tupelo Airport Authority has threatened to end the air service contract with SeaPort Airlines due to its poor performance. Late and canceled flights have plagued the airline, which blames a nationwide shortage of pilots for many of its problems. Since beginning service last October, […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – International Paper Co. has given $2.25 million to Mississippi State to establish an endowment for a faculty chair within the school’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering and create a new controls laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Senior Vice President Tommy Joseph, a 1982 MSU graduate, announced the […]

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By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Exactly 2,200 miles separate the contenders for’s best burger in America, but Tupelo has some home field advantage. Neon Pig Café has been battling Causwells of San Francisco for the top spot on the website’s search for the nation’s best burger, beating the competition of 31 […]

Ninety-three people boarded SeaPort planes last month. That’s an average of three passengers a day. Don’t worry, SeaPort Airlines is doing fine: The federal government is paying it $2.5 million a year for a two-year contact providing air service in Tupelo. But “air service” has been anything but reliable in recent years in Tupelo. Go […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column, written a year ago as part of a series, did not publish due to a technical error. At the time it was written, the market was at an all-time high. While the market has come off that high, the central message has not changed. ––––– I don’t think it has gotten […]

Q. My wife and I are thinking about selling our home. I was recently let go from the military due to downsizing, and I’ve begun a job in real estate but things are starting slowly. My wife brings home about $3,500 a month as a teacher, and the only debt we have is our house […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The board of directors of Renasant Corp. approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend of 17 per share to be paid Oct. 1 to shareholders of record as of Sep. 17 Renasant the parent of Renasant Bank. Renasant has assets of approximately $7.8 billion and operates more than 170 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is investing almost $2 million to expand its plant in Tupelo. The project, to be complete by the end of the year, will add 14,000 square feet to the southeast side of the manufacturing facility on South Green Street. Anne Roman, vice president […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The head of the state retirement system said the 1,000 Mississippians who retired from state and local government jobs, and from local schools districts, universities and community colleges, between April 1 and June 30 should not have to wait until the next calendar year to start […]