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 […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth Inc. notched its most profitable quarter in seven years, posting second-quarter earnings of $39.7 million, or 41 cents a share. The results were 6 cents higher than consensus estimates, but revenue of $181.62M, while 5 percent better than a year ago, missed estimates by $1.73 million. Still, the EPS for […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – When Rudy Dossett Jr. bought what is now called the Dossett Big 4 automobile dealership 35 years ago, customers were buying mostly Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC and Subaru vehicles. “We also had Honda, but they were kind of hidden away, and we had maybe six of them on the […]

I have learned a lot in the past 14 months since my house was hit by a tornado. Our challenge has been to get the house put back together and reinvent our yard after losing 1,000 trees on our family property. It is a huge task. I thought we would have been done by last […]

Q. My husband broke a few ribs and his collarbone a couple of years ago when he flipped our ATV. He’s fine now, but we still have about $20,000 in medical bills because we were both between jobs and didn’t have medical coverage when the accident occurred. We also have two credit cards, one with […]