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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal More than 500 Toyota Mississippi team members spent their day at Tombigbee State Park on Saturday for the second year in a row to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Last year, the automaker committed to a five-year, $250,000 partnership with the state park to make improvements to the primitive and […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Diners have their choice of any number of restaurants in Tupelo and Lee County, with more than 150 options from which to choose, from fast food to fast-casual to fine dining. And with at least four restaurants having opened since August, and more on the way, some restaurant […]

A few years ago, we started a feature in the Sunday Journal Business section called “Homegrown.” Some of you may recall that they were shorts stories featuring a locally owned business that – you guessed it – had its roots in Northeast Mississippi. It wasn’t an in-depth look into the business, but rather a snapshot […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A family entertainment center is scheduled to open next year in the busy Barnes Crossing Shopping District. Construction of Event Zona is expected to begin next month. The 36,000-square-foot facility will be built on property behind the IHOP restaurant and adjacent to Rita’s Grill. It will feature bowling, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Core Cycle & Outdoor has been open for more than a year, but it recently opened in a new location. The store features an assortment of outdoor equipment including bicycles, bike accessories wake boards, paddle boards, fly fishing, camping, running shoes, apparel and more. It also has a […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After handing out more than $100,000 in grants this year, the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area Alliance is digging a little deeper. “We’re going to do the second grant round starting around Jan. 5 and go through February, and we’ve increased the amount to $150,000,” said Kayla Carpenter, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It started with Elvis. Jimmy Long, now retired after years of selling cars, began collecting things that caught his eye. And many, many things caught his eye. Over four decades, he’s collected hundreds, if not thousands, of baseballs, jerseys, photos and other memorabilia. “I started collecting Elvis things,” […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Almost two-and-a-half years have passed since Vanelli’s restaurant closed after a tornado tore through homes and businesses, including the iconic eatery. It’s rebirth as Vanelli’s Bistro, a smaller more intimate location in downtown Tupelo, is on the horizon. The restaurant hasn’t officially opened yet, but owner Voz Vanelli […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The Market Center on Coley Road, now home to an AT&T store and Core Cycle & Outdoor, is adding a restaurant. A Fox’s Pizza Den franchise is opening later this year – sometime before Christmas – in a 3,500-square-foot space at the retail center that’s located near the […]

After a six-year absence, Darell “Doc” Cousin is back in Tupelo. You might better know Doc as the “Shoe Shine Doctor,” which also is the name of his business. His new location is 705 W. Main St., in the same building with Stone’s Jewelry at Crosstown. Doc has been shining shoes for more than 40 […]