By Chaning Green Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Enable Mississippi, a nonprofit dedicated to educating Mississippians about and providing access and services to the special needs community, is now providing free training to Oxford businesses. The training will earn businesses a certification showing they are trained in how to properly accommodate special needs people in their […]

The Coop is the rooftop bar and restaurant at the Graduate Hotel on the Square. The hotel will be one of the stops on the city’s first ever Hotel Hop, which is being featured in the inaugural Pop Up Oxford. (Courtesy)

By Chaning Green Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Visit Oxford is coordinating with different hotels in town to get ready for their first ever Hotel Hop as a part of their inaugural weeklong event, Pop Up Oxford. Pop Up Oxford will last from Sunday, Jan. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 28, and feature events and programs celebrating […]

MSU Extension Service The estimated $7.6 billion value of Mississippi agriculture increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, helping the industry retain its prominence in the state’s overall economy. “Agriculture’s reach in the state goes well beyond just the value of the goods produced,” said Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension […]

Gov. Phil Bryant admitted last week that several years ago, he didn’t quite know the extent of the impact the furniture industry had in Northeast Mississippi. But after some visits to the area, he saw firsthand the role furniture makers have in the region and across the state. The governor isn’t alone – most Mississippians […]

Q. My wife and I are debt-free, plus she has a business giving music lessons. We formed an LLC last year when she had several students and was making over $3,000 a month, but that all changed when our first baby arrived. Now, she has only a few students, and they bring in around $700 […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Educators have fixed their eyes on career and technical education in recent years, but changing the way schools prepare students for the workforce isn’t without its challenges. Joe Lowder, dean of economic and community services at Itawamba Community College’s Belden Center, spoke to members of Tupelo’s Community […]

By David Helms Pontotoc Progress HOULKA – Furniture maker Golden Chair was purchased by Minneapolis-based Chapter 3 Inc. in December, but the company’s headquarters and manufacturing plant will remain in Houlka. Greg Washington, the owner and president of Golden Chair for the past 30 years, made the announcement recently. Chapter 3 Inc. is owned by […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With a $12 billion economic impact on the state, the furniture industry includes hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers that employ some 60,000 people directly and indirectly. But there’s also a growing need for skilled and trained workers, as the industry continues to recover from the recession. “The furniture […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Atmos Energy customers will be paying a little more starting next month, but the increase is rather minimal – about $1.47 per month per customer. The company’s rate increase is part of a yearly adjustment filed with the state. Atmos serves some 200,000 customers across Mississippi. The Mississippi […]