KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the senators in a meeting with the public utility on Monday said renewable sources of energy […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – An ongoing discussion to bring high-speed fiber Internet to Tupelo will continue in the coming weeks as the City Council reviews a franchise agreement with a Mississippi telecommunications company. During an agenda review session Monday, council members discussed the agreement between the city and the Ridgeland-based telecommunications company […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Twenty-five years is ancient by many standards in the life cycle of a shopping mall, but The Mall at Barnes Crossing is taking its silver anniversary in stride. In fact, the retail center is getting a makeover. Plans have been submitted to the city’s Development Services for a […]

A tour bus bought by Elvis Presley sold for $268,000 Saturday in New York. It was bought by a mobile home group in Texas. The bus was in a Music Icons Auction held by Julien’s Auctions. Officials with Julien’s expected the bus to sell for about $200,000. The 1976-77 MCI diesel-powered tour bus seats 12 […]

Harris Kirkpatrick had three job offers when he graduated.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – No need to convince Harris Kirkpatrick that the job market for college graduates is as good as it’s been in a decade. The University of Mississippi graduate had three job offers. With a degree in marketing, Kirkpatrick is headed to Houston, Texas, selling credit card services to merchant […]


We are an impatient lot. By “we” I mean you and me. Quite simply, we don’t like to wait for much of anything, whether it’s in the checkout line at a grocery store, in the parking lot of our favorite store or in the drive-through at a fast-food restaurant. And of course, we grouse quite […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Premier Lanes had a much-anticipated soft opening on Thursday and an official opening Friday, bringing bowling back to Oxford for the first time since September 2010, when Kiamie’s Bowling Center burned. The complex also includes a bar, restaurant, outdoor lounging area, and a host of games for adults […]

By T. Wayne Mitchell New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – Two new restaurants that specialize in chicken are planning to open locations in New Albany. Popeyes Louisiana Chicken and Zaxby’s have filed site plans with the city, and work already has begun on the Popeyes location, which will be located on Highway 30 West across […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Tickets are still available for Feast for the Farmers, the annual farm-to-table dinner that kicks off the grand opening of the Tupelo Farmers’ Depot. But this year’s event promises to be a little different. “We started to hear from the community about having a true farm-to-table dinner,” said […]