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Daily Journal TUPELO – Back-to-school shoppers can claim one more holiday before classes start. Today through midnight Saturday, the...

There are pros and cons to any hot-button issue. One side is adamant that the other side is wrong and that their own arguments have more merit. Take the debate about raising the minimum wage. Last week, the push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage gained traction in New York and California. In New York, the […]

Q. I’m self-employed and I travel about 30,000 miles a year in my van. I’m three payments away from having the vehicle paid off, but it has 170,000 miles on it. Do you think it would be a good idea for me to buy a new van and have the tax advantages that would go […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s jobless rate in June was unchanged from a month earlier. Revised May figures provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and preliminary figures for June show identical 6.9 percent unemployment rates for the two months. For the first half of the year, unemployment is averaging 7 percent for the 16-county […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal FULTON – Mueller Industries, which has been a staple in the business community in Itawamba County for 43 years, is in the midst of a nearly $60 million renovation of its Fulton facility. The Mueller facility began as one mill, but has grown to two mills. The company makes copper […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal FULTON – The Mississippian Railway, a short-rail line connecting Fulton and Amory, is getting much needed upgrades. Built in 1921, it is still an active railway, and is used by at least three large businesses in Itawamba County – Ferguson Enterprises, Mueller Industries and Tri-State Lumber. On Thursday, local and […]

Daily Journal The North Lee County Water Association has lifted its boil water notice. The alert had been issued Saturday for customers on County Road 885 from County Road 323 south to Oak Hill Methodist Church, including all roads off CR 885 between those points. It was due to a loss of pressure at the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal A year ago, residents in west Tupelo got excited about a new retail center that, when completed, would have been anchored by Brooks Grocery store. But those plans were shelved with news that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was looking to build as many as three of its Walmart Neighborhood Markets in […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp.’s earnings for the second quarter increased 3.6 percent to $15.39 million, or 48 cents a share. The results were the third-highest in Renasant’s history, and had it not been for merger expenses, would have been the company’s best showing. Analysts had expected Renasant Bank to post net income of […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped in June, but employer payrolls fell, as the state’s job market sent mixed messages. The jobless rate fell to 6.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in May and 7.6 percent in June 2014. A months-long pattern of decreasing unemployment resumed, after May’s rate jobless […]