By Dennis Seid Daily Journal IUKA – Chris Cornelison began his pharmacy career 17 years ago with little inkling of the success he would enjoy. “When I started, I just wanted to make a living,” he said. The owner of Iuka Discount Drugs, Cornelison recently was named “entrepreneur of the year” by Pharmacy Development Services. […]

Enerkem – remember them? It has become an annual exercise to speculate what has happened to the proposed $100 million ethanol plant in Pontotoc. The plant that would bring 70 jobs. And here we are again. Six years ago, the Canadian-based company said it would build a state-of-the-art plant converting municipal solid waste into ethanol. […]


Assumptions can get you in a lot of trouble. We make them all the time. We assume the run-down-looking person in ragged clothes is a bad person and the guy in the three-piece suit is a good man. Of course, it is possible that the run-down- looking person in ragged clothes works for a local […]

Q. What’s your opinion on rewarding kids with money for getting good grades in school? A. Honestly, I don’t have a strong opinion about it one way or the other. We didn’t pay our kids for good grades, but I can’t really think of a strong argument not to pay them for success in school. […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Alcorn County supervisor facing public corruption charges returned to Alcorn County circuit court on Friday with an attorney. District 2 Supervisor Jimmy Dallan “Dal” Nelms, 42, of Glen, will be represented by Booneville attorney Ronald Michael as he faces 156 criminal counts. Indictments were filed […]

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal AMORY – Tupelo business owners Sheryl and Andy Graf have bought River Birch Golf Club and have renamed it ACKIA Golf Club. “I am looking forward to being a part of the Amory community,” Andy Graf said. “I know the uncertainty concerning River Birch Golf Club has been a stressful […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With 10,000 years of history and 444 miles of roadway, the Natchez Trace Parkway has many stories to tell – and many ways to tell them. And NTP officials are trying to do just that. In the second of four meetings along the route, park officials on Wednesday […]

Daily Journal WEST POINT – The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said Wednesday. The plant also hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Vanelli’s owner Voz Vanelli said he’s still mulling his choices about reopening his popular Greek-Italian restaurant. The biggest factor going into his decision is making sure he does it right, and he wants to make sure every consideration is made, he said. As to rumors that he had purchased the former […]