By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Great Recession gave Lori Green a chance to rethink things. “I used to be in mortgages,” she said. “When mortgages ended, I went home and said, ‘What can I do with the kids in the summer?’” She came up with a plan for the future that […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – If the weather would cooperate, Dan Ballard would have a 10,000-square-foot brick-and-glass shopping center at the corner of North Green and North Gloster streets. When it opens later this summer, the building will be yet another visible sign of business returning to normal in the All-America City in […]

When the iconic Vanelli’s restaurant reopens in Tupelo has been one of the biggest questions left unanswered as the community continues to recover. I sat down with voz Vanelli recently, and he was kind enough to share his vision for the future of the restaurant. Here’s an edited question-and-answer session I had with him: Q. […]

Q. My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. We’re also saving to buy a car with cash. We’re about $3,000 away from our goal, but now my wife wants to go ahead and finance the rest. She has started wondering what the difference is in borrowing to buy a car […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Roughly 80 percent of the $136 million spent in communities near the Natchez Trace Parkway was done in Mississippi, a National Park Service report revealed. Last year, the NTP had 5,846,473 visitors. the National Park Service reported. In addition to the money spent along the 444-mile parkway, the economic impact also […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SHANNON – Raybern Foods is looking to fill 200 jobs as soon as possible at its newest production facility. The Hayword, California-based company announced in January it was transferring production of its deli sandwich line to the former Sara Lee building in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park in Shannon. Company […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment landscape has steadily improved since bottoming out during the Great Recession, and the latest snapshot confirmed the trend. According to figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the jobless rate for the 16-county region was 6.5 percent in March, down from 8.7 percent a month earlier. That’s the […]

Daily Journal and wire reports BALDWYN – Peeking behind “Bluebell Recall” signs taped to freezer doors at Food Giant were half-gallon tubs of Italian Cream Cake, Pecan Praline, Coconut Fudge, French Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Buttered Pecan and other popular flavors. The ice cream was barred from sale to customers after Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries on […]

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Tupelo resident and longtime businessman Howard Davenport stands near his building on North Gloster Street that burned earlier this year. Davenport faced initial pushback from the city's planning committee to rebuild, but the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow him to rebuild his office building.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Despite some initial pushback from the city’s planning committee, a Tupelo resident and longtime businessman will rebuild his North Gloster Street office building that burned earlier this year. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected a decision by the planning committee that would not have allowed Howard Davenport […]