Chaney pushes NMHS, United Healthcare to meet

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – After hearing from both North Mississippi Health Services and United Healthcare,...

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDWYN – Usually by now, Ronnie Downs is through having to take care of his 85 acres of sod. The weather cools off, occasional rains keep the grass in good condition and Downs concentrates on getting ready for spring. But this year is different. “The drought is pretty severe,” he […]

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Tim and Pam Long bought the building that was Smith’s Store in Itawamba County earlier this year. They reopened it Saturday as Dixie Country Store. The store offers a variety of items including candy, soda and snacks.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal MARIETTA – Tim and Pam Long stepped back in time and brought some of it back. The Longs opened Dixie Country Store on Saturday, selling 25-cent Coca-Colas, 10-cent coffee, 3-cent candy and 39-cent hand-dipped Blue Bell ice cream to the wonderment and delight of many. But while the prices were […]

“We make things in Mississippi.” Gov. Phil Bryant has said that phrase at countless manufacturing plant announcements, and he’s been making quite a few the past few years. This past week was Manufacturing Week, as declared by Bryant, and for good reason. The Magnolia State ranks ninth in the country in manufacturing employment. Some say […]

Q. My wife and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan, and I’m in graduate school while working full-time. We’re trying to cash flow my education from this point forward after previously taking out student loans. Our household income is $90,000 a year, and we have a car payment. Are we taking the […]

Wire reports STARKVILLE – Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said cotton harvest was nearly halfway done by the first week of October. Early yields suggest the state will average more than 1,000 pounds of cotton per acre. Brian Williams, Extension agricultural economist, said current cash prices are just over […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – McDonald’s management, employees and customers celebrated the official grand opening of the newly remodeled store in New Albany on Thursday, the culmination of a 30-day project. The restaurant has been in New Albany for more than 30 years, and has been at its current location on Highway […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Jimmy John’s Sandwiches is opening early next year, according to franchisee Carolyn Brownson. “As of now, we’re looking the first part of the year, sometime in January,” she said on Wednesday. The restaurant will initially employ 40-50 people, with a handful of key employees to be hired in November. The bulk […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After several months of land clearing and dirt work to build up the site, steel framework is going up at the Tupelo Crossroads development at the corner of North Gloster Street and Barnes Crossing Road. “We are glad to be under construction, and our tenants are hoping to […]

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – A just-renovated Barnes Crossing Chevrolet Buick GMC auto dealership held a formal ribbon-cutting in New Albany Wednesday morning, concluding a process that owner Joe Marshall likened to “going from the chrysalis to the butterfly.” Marshall purchased what had been Parks Chevrolet, one of the oldest auto […]