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City officials and community leaders shovel dirt Friday morning during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail on Friday morning at Fairpark.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said Friday at a groundbreaking ceremony. Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. Once […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Hundreds of job seekers who attend Thursday’s regional job fair in Corinth have the potential to nail down a job offer the same day. Almost 50 employers will be at the Crossroads Arena for the Northeast Mississippi WIN Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi no longer has the highest unemployment rate in the nation in August, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department. The Mississippi unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in August, breaking a string of three straight monthly increases. That’s compared to 8 percent in July […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Gordon Lewis, BancorpSouth’s senior executive vice president in the company’s business development team, is retiring Dec. 12, bank officials said Thursday. He is the second upper management level executive to retire from BancorpSouth this year. Former president and chief operating officer Jim Kelley announced earlier this year he was retiring in […]

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By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – Learning to be fearless can help anyone “cross into the space where the magic happens.” The message of fearless leadership is one motivational speaker Carey Lohrenz brought to Northeast Mississippi Community College on Wednesday, addressing an auditorium of ACCO Brands employees, economic development officials, the campus […]

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Bob Prather is the president and CEO of Heartland Media and MSouth Equity Partners.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After 57 years of local ownership, WTVA-TV is getting a new owner. Atlanta-based Heartland Media and MSouth Equity Partners have acquired the assets of WTVA for an undisclosed sum. The NBC and ABC affiliate in Tupelo has been owned by the Spain family since it first went on […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Slayton E. Austria has been named chief information officer at North Mississippi Health Services. Austria, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, has more than 28 years of in-depth information technology experience, 17 of those years in health care executive management positions. He spent the past two years as an independent consultant […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – If you have an event or festival for Tupelo that can boost tourism for the city as well as promote Northeast Mississippi, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau may be able to provide some financial assistance. The Tupelo CVB on Monday announced its matching grant program for event promotion for fiscal […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – A controversial proposal to allow a car dealership sign three times as tall as regulations allow is back. Sixteen months after the Tupelo Planning Committee rejected the proposed 48-foot-tall Carlock Toyota sign at the Barnes Crossing dealership, time hasn’t changed the committee’s mind. These similarities may end the […]