By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Many Northeast Mississippians shopping for insurance on will see lower premiums for 2015. Premiums for Magnolia Health, which offers the only plans available for Northeast Mississippi counties except for Alcorn and Tishomingo, are expected to go down by about 25 percent, according to a report in […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi’s small business health insurance marketplace is up and rolling. Already 226 employers have shown an interest in the One, Mississippi exchange, and 90 have completed applications, Bob Williams of the Mississippi Insurance Department told nearly 200 attendees at the annual Health Link Managed Care Conference Tuesday. […]

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Jan Mattox, postmaster for the city of Tishomingo and administrative officer over the Village Post Office in Dennis, shows customer and Dennis resident Jimmy Nunley boxes and envelopes the village post office offers. It is located inside Dennis Discount Grocery.

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau DENNIS – The U.S. Postal Service concept of a Village Post Office is taking a firm hold in Northeast Mississippi with opening of the state’s second village post office site in Dennis, on Highway 25 south of Tishomingo. A ribbon-cutting at Dennis Discount Grocery on Tuesday announced the […]

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The Comfort Suites on North Gloster Street in Tupelo was heavily damaged in the April 28 tornado and has remained closed without work on it since. The city will hold a public hearing to determine whether the hotel should be demolished at the owner's expense.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s been nearly four months since the April tornado swept through the city and damaged or destroyed scores of homes and businesses. Among the most heavily damaged was the four-story, 80-room Comfort Suites on North Gloster Street. What’s left of the building still stands and is fenced off […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Denise Kennedy-Brown was just a teenager, she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. At age 15, she took a job at All Animal Hospital in Tupelo as a kennel worker, assistant, receptionist – whatever needed to be done. “It was a good foundation, […]

I never wanted to be in the grocery business. Neither did my brother or sister. Most importantly, my parents didn’t want us to follow in their footsteps either. They wanted us to go to college and build our own careers. While we didn’t become the doctors, lawyers or engineers many Asians are stereotypically expected to […]


There is a crazy thing that goes on in the mind of almost every investor that I know. It is called anchoring. Anchoring is when investors refuse to let go of something that has happened and are willing to attach meaning to an event where there may be no meaning. Then they take this often […]

Q. I have a 5-year-old daughter, and I want to start a 529 for her. However, I’m concerned that the government might seize the 529 assets in order to pay off debt and give people treasury bonds instead. Do you think this might happen? A. I think there’s less than a 1 percent chance they’d […]

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Johnny Robbins, franchise owner of Mugshots Grill and Bar, speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony at Fairpark on Friday morning in Tupelo. The restaurant will open in the spring.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After more than two years of planning, and some stops and starts along the way, a Mugshots Grill & Bar will open in Tupelo next spring. Officials with the gourmet burger chain, joined by city and county leaders and other guests, broke ground on the 7,800-square-foot restaurant Friday […]