By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – State funds going into the Mississippi Medicaid program will top $1 billion for the first time if the Legislature funds the agency’s $71 million deficit request during the upcoming 2016 session. Medicaid Executive Director David Dzielak requested the deficit appropriation during a recent meeting of the […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – LeRoy Springman, 68, swished his hips to the beat of a bass drum as he mades his way down Jackson Street toward the Community Forward Festival on Saturday, leading a parade of dancers and drummers. “It’s good to have community involvement,” Springman said in between shimmies. “It’s good […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – As with several previous board of supervisors meetings, speeding on county roads was the hot button topic Sept. 25. Discussion of the county’s issues with speeding led to brief discussion of another hot button topic – state legislation allowing counties to use radar. “It’s amazing that we’ve […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba Times TREMONT – If there’s one thing the Canup siblings learned from their father, it’s the value of hard work. Businesses, like flowers, require a lot of nurturing to grow. “We’ve always said hard work drives our family,” said B.J. Canup, president of Tremont Floral. His father, Bobby, sat across the […]

Opening a business isn’t easy. Keeping it open is even harder. And we read and hear a lot of numbers tossed about. For example, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy says small business historically creates 63 percent of new private-sector jobs and employs 50 percent of the workforce. The SBA also says 10-12 percent […]

Framing a conversation matters. How you say things can make a big difference in how people react to information. A study done a few years back gave information to doctors concerning a potential surgery. These doctors were fact-based individuals who use science to keep people healthy and alive. They split the doctors into two groups. […]

Q. If a credit card company has charged off a debt, can they still sell that debt to someone else who can come after it? I’m currently receiving calls about a debt that’s more than 20 years old. Do you have any suggestions? A. Charging off a debt doesn’t mean that the right to collect […]


Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo city water is once again safe to drink. Saltillo Mayor Rex Smith said Saturday morning that tests showed the water was safe for consumption. A construction crew hit an unmapped water line Wednesday, forcing water to be shut down for a large portion of town. Residents east of U.S. Highway […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – University and community college officials said recently they are hoping to garner a multi-year commitment for new building projects from the 2016 Legislature. During a recent meeting of the Legislative Budget Committee, where community colleges officials requested a funding increase of $82.7 million or 31.4 percent […]