I have a 26-mile, one-way commute to work daily. Add to that all the driving I do on job-related assignments, frequent drives to visit mom in Vicksburg and a penchant for hitting the road to favorite spots, I put a lot of miles on a car. My last car, a 2002 workhorse, gave me 370,000 […]


Risk versus return. Investors hear about that all the time. No doubt there is a high correlation between the risk you take and the expected return of the investment, but risk can be a hard thing to nail down. In the investment world we talk about risk in most conversations as it deals with standard […]

Q. I gave my wife $350 for Christmas shopping at Walmart. While she was there with our 6-year-old daughter, she cashed her bonus check to put with the Christmas money. When she tried to check out, the money was gone. My wife even asked our daughter if she took the money out of mommy’s purse, […]


Associated Press HATTIESBURG – Medicare is shaving payments to 12 Mississippi hospitals because too many patients come down with preventable new ailments while being treated for something else. The hospitals are among 721 nationwide losing 1 percent of their Medicare payments for the current fiscal year, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Conditions tracked by the Centers for […]


Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The nation’s largest public utility is backing off an aggressive tree-cutting policy that led to a lawsuit in federal court. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Tennessee Valley Authority said in a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that it has dropped a policy in its seven-state service area to […]

Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Found in the now-infamous hacked emails of Sony Pictures executives were conversations about President Barack Obama, Hollywood stars such as Angelina Jolie, and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood, a Chickasaw County native and Mississippi’s only statewide elected Democrat, has found himself part of the national story […]

By Dennis Seid and Lacey Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s Super Saturday, Panic Saturday and Green Saturday all rolled into the biggest shopping day of the year: The last Saturday before Christmas. While Black Friday has traditionally been the busiest shopping day, it is this day that has reigned supreme in recent years. And […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Residents will be able to legally buy a beer today. Stores within the city limits today will be able to begin legally selling beer, light wine or liquors. The sale of each requires a special license, which must be obtained from Fulton City Hall. As of Thursday, […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – Booneville Chamber of Commerce and Main Street leaders met Thursday with a state tourism official to explore ways the city can capitalize on its assets. Malcolm White, director of tourism with the Mississippi Development Authority and a Booneville native, offered some information on what tourism efforts […]