April state revenue collections dismal

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi’s tax collections, sluggish for more than a year, took a dramatic...

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Farmers’ Depot will have a soft opening Saturday, a week ahead of schedule. “We had farmers who needed to get stuff out of the fields, and we wanted to give them a place to go,” said Craig Helmuth, assistant marketing manager for the farmers’ market and […]

Daily Journal Aeropostale, once the vibrant epicenter of the U.S. mall scene, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing 20 percent of its stores in North America. The New York company said Wednesday that it is closing 113 of its 739 U.S. stores and all 41 locations in Canada. Going-out-of-business sales at those U.S. […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Officials from Insitu, Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Development Authority participated in a ceremonial lease signing to mark the opening of Insitu’s new facility at MSU. The partnership between the company and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at MSU will create 25 jobs. At […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The former Betty’s restaurant on South Gloster Street – located between Super Hibachi Grill and Connie’s – was purchased earlier this year, and there was much speculation as to who would fill the spot. It appears Dairy Queen will be filling the spot. While the company hasn’t confirmed […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Chef David Leathers had hoped to have his new restaurant, Forklift, ready for customers by Gumtree weekend. That mid-May opening date is not going to happen, but the restaurant isn’t too far behind schedule. “The new target date is June for setting up equipment and testing recipes,” said […]

Let’s be honest: With the third airline since 2012 to begin service in Tupelo, public skepticism was expected with the arrival of Contour Airlines. After all, previous carriers Silver Airways and SeaPort Airlines were less-than-stellar in their performance in Tupelo. Whether it was flying to Memphis or flying to Atlanta, neither Silver nor SeaPort could […]

Zack Orsborn | Buy at photos.djournal.com Jeff Lambert, travel consultant and business manager for Global Travel Service, Inc., works at his desk in front of a bookcase full of trinkets he has gathered from his trips around the world.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Jeff Lambert is business manager for Global Travel Service Inc., the only travel agency in an 84-mile radius. He recently came back from a trip from the Dominican Republic, known for its wide beaches and palm trees, and he sported a tan from touring the sunny destination and […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Matt Wyatt, sports broadcaster, talk show host and former Mississippi State University quarterback, recently was named “Top 50 Under 40” by the Mississippi Business Journal, along with Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Jennie Bradford Curlee. Wyatt hosts a three-hour daily talk show […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Since the beginning of the company, Tommy Morgan, Inc. Realtors gives back to a certain number of charities through agents willingly giving up a portion of their paychecks. “A portion is taken from each agent’s check they give, and the company matches that at the end of the […]