By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SALTILLO – Kenneth Estes never thought his career would turn out the way it did. As a paint contractor, renovating and remodeling homes were jobs he was part of. But now his work centers around it. As a testament to his work, Estes was named the “Builder of the Year” […]

Retailers this year along have announced the closing of some 3,500 stores across the U.S. The most recent was HHGregg, which said it was shuttering 220 stores. A week earlier, Payless said it was closing 400 stores, and before that it was J.C. Penney announcing it was closing 138 location. Just look at some of […]

Q. My husband and I own a small business. One of our relatives asked for a job recently, and we both have reservations about hiring him because there are several dysfunctional relationships and personalities within our extended family. Are we being mean? We’re not sure how to respond. A. Having a small business doesn’t give […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times FULTON – The city’s chamber of commerce recently set off on a quest to bring new eateries to downtown Fulton, hosting a public “restaurant interest” meeting. Although the event’s name was somewhat vague, it’s purpose was not: to try to fill one of downtown’s many empty storefronts with a new […]

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Northeast Mississippi officials and Toyota Mississippi team members on Thursday were told of a $10 million, 15,000-square-foot visitor and interactive training center that will be built adjacent to the main plant in Blue Springs.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – A state-of-the-art, immersive visitor and training center will tell the story of the world’s best-selling car and show how they’re made by Northeast Mississippians. The $10-million, 15,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in late spring or early summer of 2019 at the Toyota Mississippi assembly plant. It […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After 19 years in private practice, Joby Collins has taken a new route with his career. Collins is celebrating the opening of his Aspen Dental office today at the Tupelo Crossroads development on North Gloster Street. “A lot has changed in the field of dentistry, and for me, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – More employers will be recruiting workers Tuesday at Northeast Mississippi Community College’s annual Spring Job Fair. After having a record 450 attendees last year, officials expect a larger turnout at next week’s event, which again will be held at NEMCC’s Bonner Arnold Coliseum. “We’re still signing up employers […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – They’ve called it an eyesore. They’ve called it a health hazard. They’ve called it bad for business. They can almost call it gone. A wrecking crew on Tuesday began tearing down a former motel the city declared condemned last year. The motel is on heavily-trafficked North Gloster Street, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – Marking its 10th anniversary in Northeast Mississippi this year, Toyota Mississippi has scheduled an “exciting announcement about our community involvement” on Thursday at the plant. An invitation to the private event says, “It is the goal of Toyota to be committed to and involved in the communities […]