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Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Neal McCoy, left, and Stephanie Comer look over a few details of the CVB's new website that will go live this week.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – George Booth could already be considered an ambassador for Tupelo. When visitors enter Tupelo Hardware downtown, Booth is never one to shy away from sharing the store’s connection with the King of Rock ’n’ Roll and offering advice on local eateries or entertainment. That’s why the Tupelo native […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Birthdays are a time for looking back and The Mall at Barnes Crossing’s 25th celebration was no exception. The mall officially opened its doors on Wednesday, March 7, 1990. The day was remembered with a birthday cake Saturday as well as old pictures of the partially completed mall. […]

Having reached the 10-year-service mark with the Daily Journal last August, I received a special certificate, a pin and my favorite gift, another week of vacation. By the time you read this column, I’ll hopefully be somewhere near Orlando, Florida, and not caught up in some traffic snarl in Birmingham or Atlanta. The route I […]

SCOTT REED

Jimmy Buffett is one of my favorite songwriters. He can write a short novel in three verses and a chorus that takes 31⁄2 minutes to sing. He has a song, “There’s a Cowboy in the Jungle.” It’s about a cowboy who gets stuck on an island and doesn’t have the money to leave so he […]

Q. I bought a piece of lake property not long ago, and the developer has first right of refusal if we decide to sell it. We originally looked at the property as an investment or building site, but I really don’t understand what first right of refusal means. A. A lot depends on the wording, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal For the second time in as many weeks, businesses across Northeast Mississippi had to battle the elements – and in many cases, it was a fight they had to give up. With the roads and bridges made slick by sleet and freezing rain during the overnight hours, many stores and […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation remained alive Tuesday that supporters say would send a message that Mississippi supports the effort of Israel to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The Senate Finance Committee passed it Tuesday, the final day for general bills to clear committees. The bill would prohibit […]

JACKSON (AP) – Restaurants and package stores that sell alcohol in Mississippi could get a tax break, if the governor agrees. The House on Wednesday sent Senate Bill 2207 to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. It proposes wiping out a $225 tax on every purchase of alcohol over $5,000 from the state alcohol warehouse in Madison. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation remained alive Tuesday that supporters say would send a message that Mississippi supports the effort of Israel to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. The Senate Finance Committee passed it Tuesday, the final day for general bills to clear committees. The bill would prohibit […]