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Jack Reed Jr. helps Jenny Fleming and her daughter Caydee, 9, as they shop for Mississippi State gear Tuesday afternoon at Reed's in downtown Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Until this football season, it was University of Alabama merchandise that sold best at Sports Zone at The Mall at Barnes Crossing. But no longer. Mississippi State and Ole Miss merchandise now tops sales at the store, which sells apparel and fan merchandise for college and pro teams. “Sales are […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Four Northeast Mississippi hospitals have been named top performers by the national commission that accredits health care facilities. This week the Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals across the country, named 16 Mississippi hospitals to its 2013 list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures. The national list […]

Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Board of Aldermen recently authorized Mayor Brad Blalock to enter into a purchase agreement of 90 acres at Amory Port North to Zilkha Biomass Energy for the production of the company’s Zilkha Black pellets for the early stages of a contract. “Based on the option agreement, the company will […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau “All roads lead to Rome”? Try “All roads lead to Oxford.” The proof is in Fiscal Year 2014’s revenues from the “tourism tax,” as revealed at Wednesday’s Tourism Council meeting. From Oct. 2013 through Sept. 2014, the two-percent levy on lodgings and restaurant meals and drinks brought in […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal TAYLOR – Plein Air’s commercial district has been approved for qualified resort status by the Alcoholic Beverage Control division of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Department officials confirmed that the Mississippi Board of Tax Appeals last week upheld an earlier decision by the ABC Commissioner granting qualified resort status after […]

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Carolyn Tate, left, gets her Thanksgiving ham from Todd's grocery butcher Bradley Reeves on Monday. The price of a Thanksgiving meal is up only slightly this year.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Carolyn Tate is preparing her usual Thanksgiving feast, but isn’t exactly sure how many people will be coming to the table. “I just open it up to family and friends and whoever shows up, we’ll feed them,” she said. At least she won’t be spending much more on […]

Our patience is about to be tried, if it hasn’t been already. I was reminded of that two Fridays ago, when The Mall at Barnes Crossing held its annual Christmas parade. I was leaving the Daily Journal office on South Green Street and got on U.S. Highway 45 north toward Baldwyn. It’s a route I […]

Q. My mother-in-law is in poor health and doesn’t have a lot of money. She has been giving us a lot of her earnings over the last couple of years as a kind of early inheritance, because she’s afraid she’ll spend it all. We’re setting it aside in a savings account in case she needs […]

Daily Journal IUKA – Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, has gone more than six years without a major work-related accident at its facility here. The Arlington, Virginia-based company, which manufactures large composite aerospace structures for the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles used by NASA, said the six-year streak equates to 2 million work hours […]