UMMC to merge some functions with rehab hospital

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – The University of Mississippi Medical Center will merge some functions with a neighboring...

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – As expected, the U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to continue service to five markets – including Tupelo – after the airline announced two weeks ago its intent to end service there. The other affected cities are Muscle Shoals, Ala.; and in Mississippi, Greenville, Meridian and […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law Wednesday legislation making Cooper Tire eligible to receive $20 million in state funds to help with modernization of its Tupelo manufacturing plant. The Republican governor signed the legislation, which was passed during the final week of the recently completed session, […]

Daily Journal For the first time in nine months, the unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi increased. But the results for the first quarter of this year are much improved compared to the same time a year ago. The 16-county region posted an 8.9 percent jobless rate in March, up from 8.3 percent in February and […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – An expansion at ACCO Brands in Booneville that will add 162 full-time jobs was formally announced Tuesday with help from Gov. Phil Bryant. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Bryant joined company officials from the home office near Chicago, along with many regional, state, county and local figures […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp.’s acquisition of First M&F continued to pay off, as its first-quarter earnings jumped 80 percent, the Tupelo-based financial holding company announced Tuesday. Renasant reported net income of nearly $13.6 million, or 43 cents a share, compared to year-ago results of $7.6 million, or 30 cents a share. Renasant completed […]

Daily Journal Tupelo has been accepted to participate in the Valley Sustainable Communities Program, joining 12 other cities in the two-year-old program. Sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority and managed by Boyette Strategic Advisors, the VSCP was initiated by TVA Economic Development in 2013. The program was designed in response to more corporations indicating interest […]

TUPELO (AP) – Regional bank BancorpSouth Corp. saw profit rise for the third quarter in a row, jumping 37 percent in 2014’s first quarter from the same three months in 2013. BancorpSouth posted quarterly profit Monday of $28.4 million, or 30 cents per share. That’s up from $20.8 million or 22 cents per share in […]

Bill Johnson, 60, is chairman and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Before joining TVA in 2012, he was chairman, president and CEO of Progress Energy. Johnson said he has made an effort to be on the road at least three times a week, making visits around the seven-state footprint covered by TVA. The utility […]

Q. I’m 20 years old, and I’m trying to get out of debt. However, I’m concerned about what might happen when I’m older and don’t have a credit score. My girlfriend says I won’t be able to get a job or rent an apartment without a good one. Is this true? A. No, it’s not […]