By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Regulators will review the books of Mississippi’s 25 electric power associations to try to determine whether they are holding money that should instead flow back to customers. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday for its own legal staff and the freestanding Public Utilities Staff to conduct […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s utility regulators have approved a revised plan to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days. The Public Service Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to approve the waiver a month after a hearing where the proposal drew opposition. Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley and […]

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The Magnolia Bingo building at the corner of North Green and North Gloster was badly damaged by the April 28 tornado. Owner V.M. Cleveland said he plans to rebuild on the site within the next 8-10 months.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Last week, the City Council approved the demolition of the Comfort Suites on North Gloster Street, officially declaring the tornado-damaged property a safety and health hazard. The council gave hotel owner Fusion Hospitality of Tupelo 120 days to take down and clear the four-story hotel. But what about […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – As legislative leaders get ready to meet in the coming days to begin preparing a budget proposal to submit to the 2015 legislative session in January, it appears the robust revenue growth experienced by the state during the past three fiscal years might be slowing. Through […]

Ever wonder how much money your bank is making on fees?The Wall Street Journal recently analyzed data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and the more than 6,000 banks overseen by the agency. The WSJ compared the overall services fees of the banks to the number of accounts they had with balances under $250,000, which […]


It is the lifetime dream of so many Americans: We are hardwired to believe in the American dream of owning our own business. What a lot of people don’t realize until it is too late is that we all are business owners. We all own the business of taking care of ourselves. It is one […]

Q. I’m getting married soon, and my fiancee and I together have saved about $9,000 for our wedding. Right now, we’re doing really well on our budgets and almost always have money left over each month. Should we use the extra money to continue paying down our debt, or is it OK to use it […]


Monroe Journal NETTLETON – A new Walmart Express store will open later this year in Nettleton, according to a press release. The smaller format store is approximately 12,000 square feet and will feature a pharmacy and offer groceries and general merchandise, including an assortment of fresh produce, dairy and meats, dry goods, consumables, health and […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal WEST POINT – A $38 million contract to upgrade Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected armored vehicles will put about 200 people to work at the Navistar Defense facility here. On Thursday, Navistar announced it had been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to “reset and standardize” International MaxxPro MRAPS for the U.S. […]