Dennis Seid

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The steep drops in the stock market the past few days may be troubling at first glance, but financial advisers say investors don’t need to panic. The declines in the market – including a 588-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday – have been brought […]

On file with Tupelo’s Development Services department on the third floor of City Hall are the site plans for two Walmart Neighborhood Markets. They’ve been sitting there for several months, not gathering dust, but instead getting reviewed by all the folks in the department who issue the permits, everything from landscaping to fire safety. Last […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its service in Tupelo, said Cliff Nash, executive director of the Tupelo Regional Airport. Last week, the Tupelo Airport Authority asked the Portland, Oregon-based airline to end its federally subsidized, two-year contract, citing poor performance problems since service began last October. Nash […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Brian Short was late to his own celebration at the Tupelo Furniture Market Friday night. Short, who won the Manufacturer’s Rep Award – the equivalent of “salesman of the year,” was doing what he does best – selling. The ceremony did begin a few minutes later, with Short […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – United Furniture Industries, which got its start in Okolona in 1982, was greeted like a Hollywood star and long-lost friend at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday in its new showroom at the Tupelo Furniture Market. But United isn’t a stranger to the market – it had long been a […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Flanked by his wife, Donna, and daughter, Amber, Phil Herring gratefully accepted the National Buyer Appreciation Award at the Tupelo Furniture Market on Thursday. “I’m very humbled by this,” he said. Herring Furniture Co. is a big name in little Strong, Arkansas – population 600 – drawing customers […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mark Perrott is 4,000 miles away from where he was born and raised, but he now proudly calls Mississippi home. “I have my Green Card, I’m working my way to become a citizen of the United States. … But I can turn up the Irish brogue, too,” he […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDWYN – FXI has begun bringing new equipment to its Baldwyn factory and has added nearly a dozen employees. The company, which uses foam in furniture, bedding, electronics, automobiles and personal care, is installing automated equipment in the plant and adding 60 more employees total as its health care business […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The 10-year-old Shops at Barnes Crossing has been sold for $8.725 million to a private investor. The 75,000-square-foot retail center on North Gloster Street is home to Bed Bath and Beyond, Dollar Tree, David’s Bridal and Margarita’s. It was most recently owned by RCG Ventures of Atlanta, which […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – During the first six months of the year, shipments of furniture and related items were up some 6 percent compared to a year earlier. That also meant furniture manufacturing increases and the U.S. Census Bureau said orders were about 5 percent higher than for the same period in […]