Q. My friend and I are roommates, and we’ve always had an agreement that we split each of the bills 50-50. We both work and have decent jobs, but for the last couple of months she’s been really late in paying her half of the bills. She says she’s broke. I don’t want to be […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp., the parent company of Renasant Bank, reported record earnings for the fourth quarter and for all of 2016 on Tuesday after the close of U.S. financial markets. Shortly afterward, it announced a merger with Metropolitan BancGroup Inc., the parent company of Metropolitan Bank. Renasant posted fourth-quarter […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A Comfort Suites hotel will open later this year, but not at its former site near the North Gloster and North Green street intersection, where it was heavily damaged by the April 2014 tornado and later demolished. The new location for Comfort Suites will be on Carter Cove, […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Library and the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library each received $10,000 grants from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. recently to upgrade technology and material available to the communities they serve. “Toyota is so good to us and so supportive of the library and our mission to make information […]

By Chaning Green Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Enable Mississippi, a nonprofit dedicated to educating Mississippians about and providing access and services to the special needs community, is now providing free training to Oxford businesses. The training will earn businesses a certification showing they are trained in how to properly accommodate special needs people in their […]

The Coop is the rooftop bar and restaurant at the Graduate Hotel on the Square. The hotel will be one of the stops on the city’s first ever Hotel Hop, which is being featured in the inaugural Pop Up Oxford. (Courtesy)

By Chaning Green Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Visit Oxford is coordinating with different hotels in town to get ready for their first ever Hotel Hop as a part of their inaugural weeklong event, Pop Up Oxford. Pop Up Oxford will last from Sunday, Jan. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 28, and feature events and programs celebrating […]

MSU Extension Service The estimated $7.6 billion value of Mississippi agriculture increased by 1.8 percent in 2016, helping the industry retain its prominence in the state’s overall economy. “Agriculture’s reach in the state goes well beyond just the value of the goods produced,” said Brian Williams, an agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension […]

Gov. Phil Bryant admitted last week that several years ago, he didn’t quite know the extent of the impact the furniture industry had in Northeast Mississippi. But after some visits to the area, he saw firsthand the role furniture makers have in the region and across the state. The governor isn’t alone – most Mississippians […]

Q. My wife and I are debt-free, plus she has a business giving music lessons. We formed an LLC last year when she had several students and was making over $3,000 a month, but that all changed when our first baby arrived. Now, she has only a few students, and they bring in around $700 […]