Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi remains on track to post its lowest annual unemployment rate in the 10 years the Daily Journal has kept track of the figures for the region. In October, the 16 counties comprising the region posted a collective 5.1 percent unemployment. The preliminary figures, provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Dwayne Blackmon has been president and owner of the Chevrolet dealership on South Gloster Street that bears his name, but he’s been in the car business far longer. Dwayne Blackmon Chevrolet officially started in 2010, but previously it had been under his father’s ownership and was named Frankie […]

Special to the Journal OXFORD – The University of Mississippi Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been recognized as one of the best up-and-coming centers of its kind. The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers honored the CIE with the Award for Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at its annual conference Oct. 31 in Gainesville, Florida. The CIE […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – While Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Sun Air officially submitted a proposal to provide air service in Tupelo, it is Memphis-based Southern Airways Express that will do most of the work behind the scenes. And in many ways, Southern Airways also will be the face of the company. “Sun Air […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal SHERMAN – For seven years, Gerald and Becky Hegan, owners of Cravin Catfish in Sherman, have opened their restaurant’s doors to serve a free meal to the community on Thanksgiving. “God blessed us,” Gerald said. “We wanted to share these blessings. If someone gives you a million dollars, you want […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Bob Grass has owned his television sales and repair business, Grass TV, for 35 years, and has never opened on Thanksgiving. He’s not about to start, even as more retailers are opening on the day traditionally reserved for turkey and football. He’s also not opening on Black Friday, […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – Mississippi Farm Bureau delegates will meet in Jackson Dec. 5 to 7 to set policy for the upcoming year. The main item on the agenda is adopting the organization’s policy book, which lays out the bureau’s direction for the next year. “Mississippi farmers have had an uneven year in the field […]


By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A partnership between the Tupelo Flea Market and WCBI-TV will bring much-needed coats to the Salvation Army in Tupelo. This weekend at the flea market, which is held at the Tupelo Furniture Market on Coley Road, patrons are asked go bring gently used coats to Buildings I and […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – San Francisco-based Boutique Air said it has the capability and reliability to provide air service in Tupelo, having been successful everywhere it’s been so far. Boutique began service between Greenville and Dallas two weeks ago, and company CEO Shawn Simpson said business “is going well.” Able to check […]