By William Moore Daily Journal VERONA – More than 120 small farmers from across the region gathered at the Mississippi State Research & Extension Center to not only network with each other, but also to learn about programs and assistance. “We wanted to introduce the local farmers to the state stakeholders,” said Carolyn Jones, director […]

My son hates Common Core. He’s a 12-year-old middle-schooler who complains about having too much homework and having too many tests. So far, he’s an almost all-A student. He does have a stubborn B in math. I joke with him that Asians are supposed to be good with math. He doesn’t ask me for much […]


I have always had a fascination with behavioral science. Some people are just interested in what people do, but I have always been interested in why people do. I took a class in nonverbal behavior in college. We called it body language. I have used what I learned in that class over and over again […]

Q. My mom and dad always told me to live below my means, but they never showed me how to make it happen. I’ve gotten out of debt and fallen back in several times. I want to get control of my money and stop busting my budget. How do I keep from falling back again? […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they’re planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive-care unit. Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs at the medical center, says that […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s been a little more than eight years since a delegation from Mississippi that included officials from the Tupelo Furniture Market, the Community Development Foundation, Mississippi State University and the Appalachian Regional Commission met with industry counterparts in China. Next month, a delegation from the Peoples Republic of […]

Daily Journal A boil water notice has been lifted for customers of North Lee County Water Association. Officials lifted the notice today. It affected customers on County Road 811 from Barnes Crossing Road South to Deer Park Road, including County Road 851, County Road 1548, Jean Circle, Suzanne Lane, Creekwood subdivision and Big Oaks subdivision. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – United Furniture Industries, already one of the largest furniture industry employers in Northeast Mississippi, hopes to add 300 jobs in the next few years. Next month, the company will open its newest production facility in the former Lane Furniture plant in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South. The […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Aldermen are reading over a resolution that would impose an economic development and tourism tax on restaurants but and are considering several options first. The current wording would have a 2 percent tax placed on restaurants based on the sale of prepared food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. […]