Last week, WTVA Inc. announced it has been sold to Bob Prather’s Heartland Media of Atlanta. Pending federal regulatory approval, which is expected early next year, the sale means the end of nearly six decades of local ownership. Frank Spain founded the station in 1957. He died in 2006, and his wife, Jane, has been […]

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The new Blue Springs park, made possible by donations from Toyota and labor by Toyota team members, includes a pavilion and grills to the left, playground at near, and a pergola with fire pit and greenhouse at right.

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette BLUE SPRINGS – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi team members Saturday proved they are not only good neighbors but also an active part of the community. They worked to improve two parks in New Albany and essentially create a third in Blue Springs. Approximately 850 company volunteers, including family members, […]

Few people complain about tax cuts and tax breaks, especially if they benefit their budgets. Who doesn’t like to get a smaller bill and keep more of his or her own money? Two weeks ago, the inaugural “Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend” sales tax holiday was held. The event was signed into law in April, exempting […]


One of my daughters came into my study the other night to inform me that she had saved me 70 percent on a pair of shoes. She was very excited. I wanted to stop her and explain that because she didn’t really need a pair of shoes, she didn’t actually save me any money. She […]

Q. Some friends recently offered me a timeshare. It’s an older place on the beach, and they’ve had it for about 20 years. I’d have to pay a transfer fee of $100, plus a yearly association fee of $500. I know you’re not a big fan of timeshares, but does this deal sound okay? A. […]

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Customers waiting to purchase the new iPhone 6 line up outside the AT&T store in Tupelo on Friday morning before the doors opened at 8 a.m.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jody Dill of Mantachie spent 16 hours waiting to buy the bigger, better, faster Apple iPhone 6, getting to the AT&T Wireless store on North Gloster Street Thursday afternoon at around 4 p.m. The store opened at 8 a.m. Friday, and his long wait paid off, as he […]

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City officials and community leaders shovel dirt Friday morning during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail on Friday morning at Fairpark.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said Friday at a groundbreaking ceremony. Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. Once […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Hundreds of job seekers who attend Thursday’s regional job fair in Corinth have the potential to nail down a job offer the same day. Almost 50 employers will be at the Crossroads Arena for the Northeast Mississippi WIN Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi no longer has the highest unemployment rate in the nation in August, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department. The Mississippi unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in August, breaking a string of three straight monthly increases. That’s compared to 8 percent in July […]