The restaurant industry is big business: nearly $790 billion in annual sales in the U.S. Mississippi’s portion is small, but $4 billion is still a nice chunk of change. If you work in Tupelo and spend most of your time in the All-America City like I do, there are plenty of choices, and more are […]

Q. My husband and I have four kids, and I make $50,000 a year. He runs a small business that has been floundering for a while now, so we’re basically living off my income. Part of that income is going into the business. Plus, we don’t have much in savings, and we’re behind on our […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – McAlister’s Deli in Tupelo is moving to what was originally the Atlanta Bread Co. building, and which was most recently a Bim Bam Burgers & Wings location. David Blackburn, whose Southern Rock Restaurants is the second-largest franchisee of McAlister’s, said the move should be completed by early summer. “We love Tupelo,” […]

WEST POINT (AP) – Navistar International Corp. has been awarded a $35 million contract to deliver 40 armored vehicles to Pakistan from its Mississippi plant. The U.S. Army announced the contract Thursday, saying Navistar, based in Lisle, Illinois, had made the only bid for the mine resistant ambush protected MaxxPro Dash DXM trucks. Work is […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi has a low work force participation rate, at least in part because it has more disabled people, state Economist Darrin Webb told legislators Thursday morning. The state’s work force participation rate is 56 percent. West Virginia is the only state with a lower work force […]


By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – A former Oxford mayor and bookstore owner was selected as the chair-elect by the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors during its meeting Thursday. Richard Howorth is in his second term on the TVA board and will assume the chair duties May 19 for the next two years. […]

Sean Suggs, Toyota Mississippi vice president of manufacturing, left, shakes hands with Gov. Phil Bryant at a news conference announcing the donation of $750,000 from Toyota Motor Co. to the 2 Museum Project in Jackson on Thursday. (Chris Goodwin/Department of Archives and History)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Toyota Motor Co., which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Mississippi, announced Thursday it is donating $750,000 to the museums opening in Jackson later this year in conjunction with the celebration of Mississippi’s 200th year of statehood. The donation to what is known as the 2 […]

Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – A national movement became a local reality for schools and at least one business in Vardaman on Thursday. Billed as “A Day Without Immigrants” and calling for a national strike against President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, the national event seeks to call attention to the contributions of immigrants to […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said recently the only revenue available during the 2017 session to address the state’s road and bridge needs comes from a bill that tries to force internet companies to collect for the state the 7 percent tax on retail items. The […]