By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant and state economist Darrin Webb both said last week it is hard to explain why state income tax revenue continues to grow, but sales tax revenue is sluggish. After all, if there is more income to tax, it stands to reason people would […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – At 65, Fred Rutherford is ready to step away from the jeweler’s bench where he’s created and repaired countless pieces of fine jewelry over the years. The owner of Tupelo Diamond Brokers, Rutherford has been in the industry for nearly 40 years. He established his business in 1976, […]

There is no turkey shortage. Eggs are still a bit expensive. But gas prices are low, thank you very much. And now it’s time for the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales spectacle If you don’t have patience when it comes to shopping, this is not your week or your time […]

Q. My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. When we have standard car repairs, I want to use the emergency fund. She says that kind of thing isn’t an emergency, and we should just put it off as long as possible while saving up to fix the problem. Who’s right? […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell below 6 percent in October for the first time since late 2007, as more people reported finding jobs. The jobless rate fell to 5.9 percent from 6.1 percent in September, and was below October 2014’s 7.3 percent rate. The number of unemployed people fell even as the labor […]

Special to the Journal CORINTH – The Crossroads Museum will present the sixth annual Christmas-themed Red Green Market at the Corinth Depot today from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will take place in the C.A.R.E. Garden green space at 221 N. Fillmore St. in Corinth. Voted “Best Small Event” by the Mississippi Tourism […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Corporate Flight Management, one of four airlines bidding to provide air service in Tupelo, is presenting its case to the public Monday. The company, based out of the middle Tennessee city of Smyrna, is flying one of its Jetstream planes to Tupelo Regional Airport to show it to […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – For the fourth consecutive year, merchants in downtown Tupelo have joined forces to give customers a chance to win more than $1,600 worth of merchandise and gift cards. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association‘s annual “Win the Window” promotion starts Sunday, coinciding with its annual Open House that’s happening from noon […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Hoyt Sheffield has worked on, bought and sold cars for more than 60 years, and he’s not about to slow down anytime soon. The owner of Tupelo Auto Sales, Sheffield has probably forgotten more about the automotive business than many people will ever learn about it. Growing up, […]