Late last week, I lost a dear uncle. He was a cousin of my father, and his last name was spelled differently, but he was still an uncle to all of us. There were three kids in my family, three kids in my uncle’s family. My other two uncles – my dad’s brothers – also […]


Most of us realize that investing is not a game. It is more serious than a game. The consequences are too great to treat it as such, but you do keep score. Every month you get a statement that tells you how your account performed. It is inevitable you will feel that you have either […]

Q. I was recently notified that I am one of the beneficiaries of a class action lawsuit against a previous employer. The amount I can receive is just $200, but I don’t feel like this past employer wronged me in any way. Everyone around me is urging me to take the money, but I feel […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDYWN – Hancock Fabrics saw sales rise in its last fiscal year, but the Baldwyn-based fabrics and craft retailer wasn’t able to post a profit. On Friday, the company released its fourth-quarter and annual earnings report. For the year ended Jan. 31, Hancock’s net sales increased 0.7 percent to $283.1 […]

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority says it has increased its net income for the first half of fiscal year 2015. TVA reported on Friday that it had a net income of $577 million, which is $349 million more than it reported in the same time period a year ago. The utility said […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – The Advanced Manufacturing Technician program at Itawamba Community College is closely tied to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, and it helps create a pipeline of skilled workers for the automaker. However, the skills developed through the program can be applied to any manufacturer. Officials hope more students will […]

Gov. Phil Bryant, right, announces Glenn McCullough Jr. as the new director of the state's economic development agency during the annual meeting of the state chamber of commerce, the Mississippi Economic Council, on Thursday in Jackson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Former Tupelo Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr. cited multiple reasons for his decision to accept the position as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority from Gov. Phil Bryant. Among those was the observation from McCullough’s wife Laura, who noted he was traveling all over the world […]

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Mugshots Grill  & Bar will be located next to the Renasant Center for IDEAs on East Main Street in Tupelo. The popular chain, founded in Hattiesburg in 2004, is known for its burgers and sandwiches, and also offers soups, salads, pastas and desserts.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Three new restaurants in the All-America city are set to open in a span of three weeks. Bim Bam Burgers & Wings, Taziki’s Mediterranean Grill and Mugshots Grill & Bar will be introduced to the food and dining scene in Tupelo, starting May 11. That’s when Bim Bam […]

Raulin Forst looks over an aquarium in the new Bass Pro Shop store. Forst oversees the live exhibits in the store, which include 1,800 fish. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

By Adrian Sainz Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shaped like an Egyptian wonder, the Memphis landmark known as the Pyramid stopped being a regular venue for basketball games and concerts in 2004. The 32-story structure, with its sleek, angular exterior and prime location along the Mississippi River, has sat largely unused for 11 years, a […]