I was having a conversation with two of my nephews the other night. They are both young, married and thinking about having children. One is thinking about that more than the other in that he already has two twin girls about a quarter of a year old. One of them asked me when I began […]

Q. Do you recommend that people continue tithing and giving while getting out of debt? A. If you’re tithing, that would refer to you being a Christian or of the Jewish faith. To the best of my knowledge, those are the only two religions where tithing is taught as a part of the faith. The […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment rate in August dropped to 7.8 percent, the lowest rate since April, when 7.2 percent of the region was unemployed. The 16 counties comprising the region have now posted jobless rates less than 10 percent for 13 consecutive month. That’s the longest stretch since 2008, before the Great Recession took […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Some Tupelo businesses and residents aren’t too thrilled about the possibility of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. building three of its smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city, but they may not be able to halt what appears to be inevitable. The retailer is quickly making good on its pledge […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau board voted on Tuesday to help publicize a new event scheduled to launch in Corinth next month that supports the work of the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter. Called “Bark-Toberfest,” the event will be held 4 p.m to 9 p.m., Oct. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal A nonprofit group billing itself as “Tupelo First” hopes to put a stop to any plans retail giant Wal-Mart Inc. has in opening smaller format stores in the All-America City. A coalition of businesses and residents made its first Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon, urging supporters to contact Tupelo Mayor […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – City Council members are likely to decide in their Oct. 7 meeting whether to overrule the city’s Planning Committee and approve a car dealership’s request for a much taller sign than the Barnes Crossing overlay district allows. At a work session on Tuesday in which the matter was […]

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Miranda Buse of Tupelo walks past Sprint Print and its "Shop the Tupelo Store at Sprint Print" window sign on Spring Street on Monday morning.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Any visitor to the All-America City will find plenty of Elvis-themed merchandise. Tupelo is, after all, where the King of Rock ’n’ Roll was born and where he bought his first guitar. But what tourists will have trouble finding is something with “Tupelo” on it. Which is why […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – A recently concluded federal investigation required North Lee County Water Association to pay a combined $8,000 in owed overtime to 16 employees worked during a two-year period. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division officials confirmed Monday to the Daily Journal that pay violations by the nonprofit utility […]