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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Outdoor sports wear and apparel have long been staples at Reed’s, the department store founded...

By Tali Arbel AP Business Writer NEW YORK – Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation’s largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95. Comcast said in a statement that Roberts died Thursday night in Philadelphia of natural causes. Roberts jumped into the fledgling […]

By David Helms Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Officials at First National Bank of Pontotoc announced this week that effective June 30 the bank will be changing its name to First Choice Bank. First National Bank President and CEO Buddy Montgomery said the name change is necessary because of a bank initiated change in the bank’s […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal WREN – Aside from what you see from creek banks and bridges, Monroe County offers miles worth of winding blueways only seen from a boat. The relaxing sound of the trickle of water and a retreat to nature is what lured retired Aberdeen Elementary School teacher Millie Thompson into […]

Daily Journal As expected, Renasant Corp. shareholders gave their blessing Tuesday to the acquisition of Heritage Financial Group Inc. of Albany, Georgia. In December, Renasant announced an agreement to acquire Heritage and its subsidiary HeritageBank of the South. Three months ago, Renasant received regulatory approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve, […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal STARKVILLE – If you are one of the estimated 10,000 cattle producers in Mississippi, you may have faced a challenge in finding a veterinarian to treat a sick or injured animal right away. According to the USDA, nationally in 2010 – the most recent year for which statistics are available […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Rod Guajardo has been named editor of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Guajardo, currently the Journal’s local government and politics reporter, will succeed Lloyd Gray, who is leaving the newspaper at the end of this month after 23 years as editor to become executive director of The Phil Hardin Foundation in […]

Recently, the 2015 Mississippi Manufacturers Register showed manufacturing growth is flat in the state. According to the group, manufacturers added a net 252 jobs from March 2014 to March 2015, the second straight year of gains for the state, but lagging behind the 1.7 percent national average increase reported by the Labor Department for the […]

Q. We’re debt-free including our home. My husband is a man of faith, but a bit of a dreamer. He has written several inspirational books that haven’t sold, but he feels this and public speaking are his calling. He wants us to sell the house and live on the proceeds for a year while he […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal If you’ve been in the grocery store in the past week or so to buy eggs, you’ve likely been met with sticker shock. The price of eggs has more than doubled due to an outbreak of avian influenza. “It’s not in Mississippi yet and it may not come to Mississippi, […]