Region’s jobless rate falls again

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi dropped for the third consecutive month in September. The 7.7 percent rate...

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Will Troxler picks up information after the ribbon-cutting of the new bizLink at the Link Centre on Tuesday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A new home for entrepreneurs and telecommuters looking for office-like space has officially opened. BizLink, located at The Link Centre on West Main Street, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for its 14,000-square-foot facility located on the top floor. “It took a little bit longer to open than we […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The authority for the North Lee County Water Association to construct six new water wells in spite of opposition from the city of Tupelo was reaffirmed Tuesday by the state permitting board. Approval of the order by the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board on Tuesday giving […]

Daily Journal FULTON – The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has cited Graham Lumber Co. for one willful and one serious safety violation following the death of a worker at the plant in April. The federal agency also has proposed a fine of more than $75,000. The 21-year-old man died from injuries at the lumber […]

By the time you read this, the results of the epic showdown between No. 2 Auburn and No. 3 Mississippi State in Starkville and No. 3 Ole Miss’ game at No. 14 Texas A&M in College Station will have made many fans either happy or sad. Maybe a combination of both. FYI, this column was […]


I really don’t know why so many investors tend to ignore the costs of investing money. It could be that the excitement and lure of making a lot of money far outweighs the tedious detail of determining if your costs are reasonable that many think it is just not worth it. I mean, who cares […]

Q. My husband and I recently inherited my parents’ home. It’s in a small, rural town with little industry, and we’ve been told that the place would be worth $85,000 if it’s cleaned up, compared to $75,000 as-is. Should we spend about $10,000 to really clean it up, replace a few things and make it […]

By Angie Barmer New Albany Gazette BLUE SPRINGS – After three months of work, the Toyota Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park is officially open. Volunteers and employees from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi joined residents and officials in a Friday grand-opening celebration. Sitting on about half an acre of land across from the U.S. […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – New faces on North Lee County Water Association’s Board of Directors brings more willingness to cede service in areas annexed by the city two years ago. Guntown restaurant owner and recently elected board member Terry Gurley bristled Thursday when learning the nonprofit water utility has paid $33,000 in […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Three years and 800 pages later, the management plan for the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area has the seal of approval from the federal government. The plan will help guide cultural and heritage development of the 30-county area, which stretches over all of 19 counties and parts of […]