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OXFORD – A 243-acre shooting range proposed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks has stopped one potential competitor’s plans and is raising the hackles of another. The Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Parks is proposing its first North Mississippi range near the F.D. “Buddy” East Law Enforcement Training facility several miles southwest […]

BLUE SPRINGS – For years, officials in Blue Springs have longed to build a park of some kind for its 400 or so residents. They wanted a place where the close-knit community could spend time together, a place where adults and children could relax. But the budget never has been big enough to accommodate that […]

JACKSON – The applications for drones have softened, shifting from machines of war to whirlybirds that can capture incredible aerial photos of any event under the sun. The newest possibility mixes that magic with cost-savings that could prove revolutionary for Mississippi’s agricultural industry. Every part of the business can benefit from the use of unmanned […]

  There are hundreds of commercials telling people how easy it is to invest. They will lead you to believe that investing is cheap and a simple process. I don’t think that could be farther from the truth. First of all, it is hard to be good at anything. I remember when I learned to […]

  The days of hopping aboard a commercial 50-seat regional jet in Tupelo to Nashville, Atlanta or some other destination are over. That time passed when Delta withdrew from here and many of its smaller markets. Big airlines are shrinking their regional fleets and abandoning smaller cities, leaving smaller companies to take over. Flying on […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Construction of new water tanks and wells planned by North Lee County Water Association could require raising customers’ rates by more than 40 percent, an analysis by Tupelo’s former chief financial officer found. North Lee’s plans to proceed with an $8.9 million project backed by a U.S. Department […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Two new businesses are opening at The Mall at Barnes Crossing. Coming soon in the food court, probably in the next couple of weeks, is Jimmy’s Seaside Fries. Jimmy’s has “topped” and “tossed” fries on the menu with a variety of ingredients and seasonings. It also has funnel cakes and funnel […]

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Derek Russell checks on the progress of work being done to the Link Centre on Thursday as a portion of the building is being converted into a coworking space for small businesses.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The Link Centre is almost ready to open the bizLink, a new home for entrepreneurs and telecommuters looking for an office-like space like no other. Unlike a business incubator, bizLink is using a coworking model, which offers not only traditional offices, but also has more open work spaces. […]

By Josh Boak AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON – A surprisingly robust job market is energizing the 5-year-old U.S. recovery and driving the economy closer to full health. Employers added 288,000 jobs in June and helped cut the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since 2008. It was the fifth straight gain above 200,000 – […]