I have played golf since I was a kid. I don’t play as much these days. My dad told me this would happen. When you get to the point where work and children collide in their need for your time, golf often loses the battle. Basic muscle memory allows me to still play well enough […]

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Jay Isby, 9, explains to Bayle Bryant and Maddy Lukens that he needs a pair of work boots because, "I need boots for a tough little man doing big work".

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jay Isby wanted shoes – but not just any shoes. “I need boots for a tough little man doing big work,” the spunky 9-year-old said of himself, smiling broadly. “I’m helping fix our neighbor’s house across the street. … I really need the boots.” And he got those […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal A retail center that is being built to replace one destroyed by last year’s tornado in Tupelo will include Shipley’s Do-Nuts. It will be the third location for the popular sweet shop, joining stores on Cliff Gookin Boulevard and on South Gloster Street. Dan Ballard, whose L-shaped building on the […]

By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge. The figures released […]

By Kevin McGill and Rebecca Santana Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010. The settlement will likely mark the end of major litigation against […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The Fourth of July holiday weekend kicks off the busiest half of the year for retailing, and Americans are opening their wallets and their stomachs. The National Retail Federation expects 156 million people to take part in the Independence Day holiday by attending a cookout, picnic or barbecue, […]


By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp. officially completed the largest merger in its 111-year history, acquiring Heritage Financial Group Inc. of Albany, Georgia, on Wednesday. The merger, which absorbs HeritageBank of the South into Renasant Bank, is valued at more than $250 million. Renasant’s biggest merger before the Heritage deal was its […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Outdoor sports wear and apparel have long been staples at Reed’s, the department store founded in Tupelo 110 years ago. So it was only natural for the retailer to expand into outdoor gear. Core Cycle + Outdoor has been open about two weeks on McCullough Bouvelvard, a temporary […]

Wire reports TUPELO – BancorpSouth announced late Tuesday the extension of its merger agreements with Central Community Corp. of Temple, Texas and Ouachita Banchares Corp. of West Monroe, Louisiana. The agreements have been extended to Dec. 31 of this year. The boards of all three banks have approved the mergers, as have the shareholders of […]