By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – A year after completing one merger, Renasant Corp. announced its largest acquisition to date on Wednesday. In an all-stock deal valued at $258 million, Renasant has reached an agreement to acquire Heritage Financial Group Inc. of Albany, Georgia, the parent of HeritageBank of the South. Last December, Renasant […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal The Remington model 700 rifle is one of the most tried and true firearms ever produced, selling literally billions. Kevin Tate, vice president of media productions for Mossy Oak in West Point and the Daily Journal’s outdoors writer, said its simple bolt action mechanics lend renowned accuracy and reliability. Though […]

DETROIT (AP) – Honda plans to replace the replace driver’s air bag inflators on 2.6 million more vehicles as it expands repairs to the entire U.S. The Japanese automaker is the only company to comply with demand from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to do repairs nationwide. Honda says it’s doing so to […]

Daily Journal reports JACKSON – Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley urged AT&T Mobile customers to be on the lookout for texts messages from their mobile carrier which notify them that they may be eligible for refunds due to erroneous third party billing. In recent days, Presley’s office has been inundated with questions about the texts’ […]

I don’t like ordering via drive-through because I sometimes feel rushed to make an order. Sometimes I know what I want, sometimes I don’t. So more often than not, I’ll go inside to order. Recently, I did just that. I won’t name the restaurant. But the experience I had is not limited to this particular […]


Improvise, adapt and overcome.” It is the unofficial slogan of the U.S. Marine Corps and was made popular by the Clint Eastwood movie “Heartbreak Ridge.” The Marines know something that should be self-evident to all of us: Things go wrong a lot. Expect the unexpected. Don’t be surprised when the best laid plans go awry. […]

Q. My wife and I are still paying off debt, so we didn’t budget anything for Christmas. How much do you think we should spend on close friends and family members? A. Not having a budget for Christmas probably isn’t a great idea if you want to have a happy marriage. It’s really not that […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Top-tier Mississippi private-sector leaders and the Mississippi Economic Council have quietly joined forces with two of the state’s universities to lay the groundwork for a major transportation initiative in 2016, MEC President Blake Wilson said Friday. Wilson, who led the fourth of this week’s MEC regional meetings in […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi will receive $59,413 from Sirius XM Radio Inc. in a national settlement to resolve complaints about misleading advertising and billing practices. Attorney General Jim Hood says the additional restitution for consumers has no cap and will depend on how many eligible residents of the state apply and the facts specific to […]