By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Rep. Jerry Turner, R-Baldwyn, isn’t saying “I told you so.” But long before former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was indicted on charges alleging he accepted kickbacks for lucrative contracts, Turner was trying to revamp the process for awarding contracts in the state. “We started on that […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – With fewer than 40 more registrations in the north Corinth neighborhood, Corinth will complete its first “fiberhood” to begin construction of high-speed Internet service. The city has until Jan. 1, 2015, to begin construction in the city’s first broadband neighborhood before C Spire cancels its agreement […]

I have a 26-mile, one-way commute to work daily. Add to that all the driving I do on job-related assignments, frequent drives to visit mom in Vicksburg and a penchant for hitting the road to favorite spots, I put a lot of miles on a car. My last car, a 2002 workhorse, gave me 370,000 […]


Risk versus return. Investors hear about that all the time. No doubt there is a high correlation between the risk you take and the expected return of the investment, but risk can be a hard thing to nail down. In the investment world we talk about risk in most conversations as it deals with standard […]

Q. I gave my wife $350 for Christmas shopping at Walmart. While she was there with our 6-year-old daughter, she cashed her bonus check to put with the Christmas money. When she tried to check out, the money was gone. My wife even asked our daughter if she took the money out of mommy’s purse, […]


Associated Press HATTIESBURG – Medicare is shaving payments to 12 Mississippi hospitals because too many patients come down with preventable new ailments while being treated for something else. The hospitals are among 721 nationwide losing 1 percent of their Medicare payments for the current fiscal year, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Conditions tracked by the Centers for […]


Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The nation’s largest public utility is backing off an aggressive tree-cutting policy that led to a lawsuit in federal court. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Tennessee Valley Authority said in a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that it has dropped a policy in its seven-state service area to […]

By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK – An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. The shooting took place in […]

By Janet McConnaughey Associated Press Impressions from ancient clay seals found at a small site in Israel east of Gaza are signs of government in an area thought to be entirely rural during the 10th century B.C., says Mississippi State University archaeologist James W. Hardin. This could indicate that Biblical accounts of David and his […]