Starting today, Mississippi will celebrate “Automotive Industry Week.” Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday declared it so, as the state recognizes what he called the industry’s vital role in the state economy. It’s been more than a decade since the first made-in-Mississippi vehicle rolled off an assembly line. That particular honor belongs to Nissan, which opened […]


I have been in the financial industry a long time and it seems to me that a lot of investors think that they have to be smarter than everyone else in order to win. They forget that investing isn’t a game against everyone else. It is a game against yourself. You are the one who […]

Q. Should you budget for mad money or just carry around cash when you’re trying to get out of debt? A. What really matters is the amount of mad money you allow yourself to have. Everyone needs a little pocket money. It’s probably not going to throw you off too much if you put $10 […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal A change at the Miss America Organization means new roles for a pair of Mississippi men. Oxford resident Sam Haskell, who was already CEO of the organization, was elevated to the position of executive chairman. In addition, Josh Randle of Amory has been named Miss America Organization’s chief operating […]

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Customers line up to check out at Todd's Big Star on Thursday afternoon in Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – As usual, Bob Knight opened his Todd’s Big Star at 7 a.m. on Thursday. That couldn’t be said for everybody a day after the region was hit with several inches of snow, but many retailers, restaurants and other shops opened up sometime during the day as the sun […]

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The Kroger on West Main Street, which opened in 2002, will undergo a major renovation that should be completed by Christmas.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Thirteen years ago Kroger opened its West Main Street store near Crosstown, and it soon will be undergoing a major renovation. Plans have been submitted for the work, which will be completed by Christmas. However, a spokeswoman for Kroger’s Delta Division, which includes stores in a five-state area, […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – One new business is opening this spring, one is expanding and another is renovating. • Lapels Dry Cleaning, headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, will open a store and plant at 367 N. Gloster St. in Tupelo on April 25 in the former Jim Bain’s Pharmacy location. It is the second Lapels in […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Interested individuals who’d like the job of promoting downtown Corinth have through 4 p.m. Friday to submit letters of interest and resumes for the position of Main Street Corinth executive director. Taylor Coombs leaves the job Friday and will begin a job with the Corinth School […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state. A group of workers and supporters at the […]