By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Rumors that Walmart may be opening a small store in Mantachie have some of the town’s business owners upset. In early April, The Itawamba County Times reported that Walmart may be eying Mantachie to open one of its pilot small-format Walmart Express stores. During last week’s regular […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were […]

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi team members drove the first Corolla that will be exported to Central America, South America and the Caribbean at a ceremony Thursday at the plant in Blue Springs. Toyota will export 7,500 vehicles to 18 countries this year.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – The world’s best-selling car is about to find its way to even more customers. More than 41 million Toyota Corollas have been sold globally since the car’s debut in 1966, and soon, Mississippi-made Corollas will be landing in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Toyota Motor […]

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Tupelo Fire Department trucks spray water as the last Boeing 747 for all Nippon Airways lands at Tupelo Regional Airport on Thursday. A retirement ceremony was held at Universal Asset Management, the company which will sell parts of the plane and recycle the rest.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not often that a 400,000-pound jumbo jet does a couple of flyovers, but that’s exactly what a hulking Boeing 747 did Thursday over Tupelo Regional Airport. The plane belonged to All Nippon Airways of Japan, which retired the last of its nearly 50 samples of the iconic […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The Oxford Planning Commission is asking officials with the city and Baptist Memorial Hospital to meet with residents at the nearby Bickerstaff Condominiums about noise from construction of a new medical center. The commission told hospital officials a wood fence will not reduce the noise from the construction of the new […]

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Tecumseh General Manager Joe Kulovitz, left, gives TVA CEO Bill Johnson a tour of the expanded portion of the company's facility in Verona on Wednesday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal One of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s main missions is economic development, and the utility company’s top executive is seeing firsthand what is happening across its footprint. “Our job is to help attract and keep bring businesses here, and I want to know why people come here,” said TVA Chief Executive […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau TUPELO – Whether a face-to-face meeting for Mississippi’s northern district public service commissioner and the Tennessee Valley Authority’s chief executive officer will lead to more autonomy for local power association boards remained unclear Wednesday. Commissioner Brandon Presley invited TVA CEO Bill Johnson to meet with him in Tupelo […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Crossroads Regional Park board on Monday approved the bid of Parsons Earthworks of Iuka for clearing and grubbing of 17 acres of park property for expansion. Parsons was recommended by Cook Coggin Engineers for the work with a bid of $58,000. The project estimate was […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Genesis Furniture Co. in Pontotoc has closed, according to a notice issued by the Mississippi Department of mployment Security. The move, announced to employees April 4, affects 63 workers. According to the notice, “the closure of Genesis Furniture is due to a decline and or lack of orders, […]