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By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Ruby Bobo and her granddaughter browsed the myriad of multicolored Chacos underneath the sale...

Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp., the parent of Renasant Bank, on Tuesday announced the formation of its new Healthcare Banking Group. Leading the division is Craig Gardella, who was named an executive vice president. Gardella has more than 30 years of healthcare finance and corporate banking experience, specializing in hospital industry, post-acute care markets, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Walmart has requested a traffic light on South Gloster Street for a planned Neighborhood Market, creating a sticky situation. People opposed to the retail giant are opposed to the light. Existing businesses in the area are concerned it could create more traffic problems. The issue is expected to […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times A former employee of the Mississippi Development Authority has been hired to fill the role of Business Development Director for the Itawamba County Development Council. Vaunita Martin, an Eggville native, has been hired to replace Kim Graham, who left the position in May after five years. Martin has worked […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The mold-ridden, shattered remains of what was once the premiere hotel in the city soon will be torn down. The former Executive Inn has been purchased by Realtor and developer Tommy Morgan, who plans to raze the building and put the four-acre property for sale. “I thought it […]

By Rick Romell Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE – Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., reported last month to have been exploring a possible sale, will remain in the hands of its current owners, chiefly the Wanek family. The Arcadia, Wis.-based company said in a statement Monday that its shareholders, “after exploring potential investment options earlier this year, […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – A maker of scented candles plans to expand in Starkville, nearly doubling its employment. DPM Fragrance will invest $5 million to build a 100,000 square-foot building in the Cornerstone industrial park on the western edge of Starkville, consolidating five current locations. The company plans to add 100 workers to its current 135. […]

For 11 years, you’ve been asking, “When are we going to get a Target?” For 11 years, we’ve been waiting. And I can confidently say that you can continue to wait, hope and dream. Sorry. But there are rumors – always there are rumors – that Target has bought some property. Or a developer has […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Americans eat some 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year, roughly 52 quarts per man, woman and child in the U.S. That’s a lot of popcorn eaten at movie theaters, sporting events, homes and other venues where the snack is offered. In the All-America City, a recently opened […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – For most of its 19 years in business, Margarete’s Fine Chocolates has been a familiar sight at the corner of Lakeshire Drive and North Gloster. But owner Henry Daniels moved the iconic sweets and gifts shop about three weeks ago, getting much-needed room and hoping to grab a […]