Miss America roles change for Haskell, Randle

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal A change at the Miss America Organization means new roles for a pair of Mississippi men. Oxford resident...

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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 […]

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A second-phase development of Westwind subdivision on Chesterville Road would add more than 80 homes inside the city limits.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Since last April’s tornado, the city has issued some 260 residential permits valued at more than $60 million. Much of that development is related to the recovery and rebuilding of homes after the disaster, but city leaders also point to the 46 new single-family homes that were built […]

Associated Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is giving notice that it plans to change the way it charges customers for electricity. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported the nation’s largest public utility notified local power companies this month that its pricing schedules will be tweaked when the board meets in August to […]

Recently, I stopped by a dollar store to pick up a bottle of laundry detergent.But my debit card didn’t work. It wasn’t one of those instances where the card wouldn’t scan – my $8 purchase was declined. That shouldn’t have happened, however. But it was getting late, and I figured I’d worry about it the […]


My father has a lot of quotes about life. One of his favorite quotes is, “The years teach much that the days will never know.” Now, when I was a kid I had a hard time understanding exactly what that meant, but the more the years go by the more I understand the quote. It’s […]