By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – As a way to engage visitors in Tupelo, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to roll out iPad-operated kiosks with pertinent restaurant, attraction, event and live music listings into seven hotels. Pat Rasberry, CVB’s in-market strategist, wanted to find a way to deliver information effectively instead of […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – After 10 years of watching tires piles up, Jeff Umfress decided to load all of them in his pickup to drop them off at Tire Recycling Day hosted by Cooper Tire on Saturday. “These tires came from old vehicles I’ve had around the years,” he said. “I wanted […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – Several hundred customers and friends gathered Friday at Monts Paper & Packaging to help celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary. President Mark Monts represents the third generation of ownership in the company that got its start as Monts Tobacco Co. “We did tobacco and candy for 50 years,” Monts […]

Reggie Kelly couldn’t make it to Mississippi State’s showdown with Alabama yesterday, but he was pulling hard for his Bulldogs. Kelly was a tight end for the maroon and white from 1995-98, helping the Bulldogs win their first – and so far, only – SEC West title during his final year. You probably know that […]

Q. I work as the executive director of a nonprofit charitable organization. Lately, I’ve been wondering if I should hire an employee as a development person. I don’t want to damage the work we do, and I can’t help but look at bringing in someone new as a gamble. Do you have any suggestions? How […]

Staff and wire reports Fears of a turkey and pumpkin shortage are overblown, experts say – good news for grocery stores and consumer alike as Thanksgiving nears. “We’ve got plenty of turkeys,” said Johnny Jones, a manager at Palmer’s Supermarket in Tupelo. “There won’t be a problem getting them or anything else.” Bird flu took […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – When Rudy Dossett Jr. bought what is now called the Dossett Big 4 automobile dealership 35 years ago, customers were buying mostly Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC and Subaru vehicles. “We also had Honda, but they were kind of hidden away, and we had maybe six of them on the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A steady stream of people flowed through BancorpSouth Arena on Thursday, drawn by the opportunity to meet more than 100 exhibitors at the ninth annual Taste of Tupelo business networking event. “We have 109 vendors this year, which is the most we’ve ever had,” said Judd Wilson, vice […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A new retail development is closer to reality. Justin Davis is developing a site at the busy Barnes Crossing Road and North Gloster Street intersection, which has been a much-talked about location. The opening of the northern loop – officially called West Barnes Crossing Road – which connects […]