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 […]

When you walk in the door at Earp’s Barber Shop, it is easy to understand you’re in a place tailored to cut men’s hair. “All I do is cut hair,” said Jim Earp, who has been trimming men’s manes in Houston for 39 years. “I’ve been in this location the last 10 of those years. […]

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Brenda Hughes takes a photo of Jerry "The King" Lawler holding her 11-month-old son, Shane, during a meet and greet with the WWE wrestler and commentator Friday afternoon at Fun World.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jimmy Blaylock wanted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his business in a big way on Friday. So he brought royalty – well, wrestling royalty – to his gift and novelty shop, Fun World, on South Green Street. Scores of people waited in a long line to get […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Rumors that Walmart may be opening a small store in Mantachie have some of the town’s business owners upset. In early April, The Itawamba County Times reported that Walmart may be eying Mantachie to open one of its pilot small-format Walmart Express stores. During last week’s regular […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were […]

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi team members drove the first Corolla that will be exported to Central America, South America and the Caribbean at a ceremony Thursday at the plant in Blue Springs. Toyota will export 7,500 vehicles to 18 countries this year.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – The world’s best-selling car is about to find its way to even more customers. More than 41 million Toyota Corollas have been sold globally since the car’s debut in 1966, and soon, Mississippi-made Corollas will be landing in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Toyota Motor […]