Q. I’m in college, but I’m not the typical college student. I’ve gone back to law school after working for several years. My wife and I have followed your plan, and we’re completely debt-free. I’m cash-flowing school, and we’ve been fortunate enough to build up about $2 million in investments. The other day I saw […]


There is a mantra that I say over and over almost daily when it comes to investments: “It’s a reversion to the mean business.” It allows me to remember the middle of 2008, when the equity markets were crashing all around me, that eventually the markets reflect their true value and not the emotional value […]

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Elquin Gonzales, center, jokes with Tommy Brooks on Friday as the convenience store that used to be run by Gonzales reopens under a new name and management months after the tornado closed the store due to damage.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Slowly but surely, businesses along the North Gloster Street corridor damaged by the April 28 tornado have reopened. The latest to do so is in a familiar spot with a new name. The building at the corner of Lakeshire Drive and North Gloster Street didn’t take a direct […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – North Lee County Water Association’s formal approval to proceed with controversial plans for new water wells and water tanks could face legal challenges in Lee County Chancery Court. Tupelo City Attorney Ben Logan will recommend next week to the City Council proceeding with a formal appeal of the […]

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Renasant is expanding its Technology Center operations by using this 37,000-square-foot building on McCullough Boulevard.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp., the parent of Renasant Bank, has more than doubled its size in the past decade, and with that growth has come the need to grow its back-office functions as well. With its Technology Center on West Jackson Street bursting at the seams, Renasant has purchased the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Jennie Bradford Curlee, director of public relations and international sales for the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, was named the 2014 Rising Star by the Southeast Tourism Society at its recent annual “Shining Example” awards banquet. The award recognizes extraordinary on-the-job performance by a person new to the travel and tourism […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Bonnie Mims, who can trace her family’s Mississippi State roots to the early 1900s, was back in Barnes & Noble on Wednesday morning, a day after spending a few hours at the bookstore. She, like many MSU and Ole Miss fans, quickly snapped up several of the “Mississippi […]

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Magnolia Regional Health Center Foundation board member Dr. Scott Bauer steadies the easel holding an architect's rendering of the hospital's new specialty clinic building during windy groundbreaking ceremonies Wednesday.

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Magnolia Regional Health Center broke ground Wednesday on a new building to house Magnolia Specialty Clinic. The $1.5 million facility, with 9,100 square feet of clinic space, will bring the specialties of urology, pulmonology and internal medicine under one roof, said hospital CEO Ronny Humes. Mayor […]

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Will Troxler picks up information after the ribbon-cutting of the new bizLink at the Link Centre on Tuesday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A new home for entrepreneurs and telecommuters looking for office-like space has officially opened. BizLink, located at The Link Centre on West Main Street, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for its 14,000-square-foot facility located on the top floor. “It took a little bit longer to open than we […]