By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Just in time for school, the seventh annual sales tax holiday in Mississippi offers shoppers a little break on their back-to-school shopping. The Magnolia State is one of 17 states offering some form of tax break. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ending Saturday at midnight, shoppers are exempt from […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s overall unemployment rate ticked higher in June to 6.5 percent, matching the high for the year. It also was the third month in a row for the jobless rate to increase, but it follows a pattern dating back at least the past decade. The preliminary figures, provided by the Mississippi Department […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal On any given day, more than $35 million worth of merchandise is stolen from retail stores across the country by shoplifters – amateurs and professionals alike – who steal clothing, jewelry, electronics and a host of other items, including food. Some sneak quickly and quietly with the merchandise, others make […]

Q. Our daughter is a special-needs child,who doctors say will live about half as long as the average adult. There’s also a good chance she will be under our care her entire life. We just finished Baby Step 3 of your plan, so we have all of our debt paid off except for the house, […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston’s Farmer’s Market is now a certified home-grown produce exchange with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture giving its stamp of approval to the group that gathers on The Square in downtown each Saturday. “A lot of people say they are selling home-grown products when it really comes from […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $34.7 million, or 37 cents per share, for its second quarter. That’s down 12.6 percent from a year earlier, when the parent company of BancorpSouth Bank earned $39.7 million, or 41 cents per share. The results met analysts’ consensus estimates. The company continued […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Double Barrel Steakhouse, a popular restaurant in Shannon, is opening a location in Tupelo. Owners John and Karen Wooten are renovating the former J.R.’s on North Gloster Street, and should have the restaurant open by October. They’ll also cater from the location. Double Barrel will remain open in Shannon. John Wooten […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Leggett & Platt, a manufacturer of products for a diverse group of industries including furniture, is expanding operations in Tupelo by investing $967,000 and creating 25 new jobs. The carthage, Missouri-based company employs more than 600 in the area. In addition to a number of Tupelo facilities, including […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A new traffic light on South Gloster Street should be installed by the end of this week and ready to go operational by the end of next week. The new set of signals are near the intersection of Carnation and South Gloster streets at the entrance of a […]