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 […]

Q. My wife and I recently sat through a timeshare pitch at my mom and dad’s community as a favor to them. We’re trying to get out of debt and take control of our money, so when the salesman said we could put the whole thing on a credit card, I told him about you […]

By Linda Breazeale MSU Extension Service VARDAMAN – After two challenging years in Mississippi sweet potato fields, farmers are hoping for a problem-free harvest over the next few weeks. Stephen Meyers, Extension sweet potato specialist based at the Mississippi State University Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, said growers are cautiously optimistic as harvest begins. “I’m […]

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, […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment rate in August fell to 5.3 percent, a full percentage-point lower than July and four-tenths lower than a year earlier. August’s preliminary figures, provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, showed six counties in the region with rates at 5 percent or lower, led by Union (4.3 […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Once Upon a Child is opening today at 10 a.m. in the Thompson Square shopping center on Barnes Crossing Road. Once Upon a Child “sells gently-used children’s clothes, shoes, toys, equipment and more for less,” according to the company. It bills itself as a national recycling retail chain that specializes in […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is looking to open stores in the area – but it may be a while. The company announced it was adding 15 new locations, including Tupelo and Oxford, in the near future. A spokeswoman said the Memphis-based franchisee has a development agreement for six shops in Tennessee […]

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 […]