From San Diego to Seattle, a giant logistical logjam is having a ripple effect on the rest of the nation. Twenty-nine ports, including the country’s busiest at Los Angeles-Long Beach, move more than $2 billion a day. That’s nearly $1 trillion worth of car, electronics, furniture parts, clothing, meat and other goods that goes through […]

Q. I’m retired, and currently I have about 5 percent of my retirement savings in gold and silver I’ve been acquiring over the last few years. I’ve seen gold prices decline significantly, and I’m wondering if I should hang on to it as a safety factor in the event the economy goes bad in a […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mall at Barnes Crossing has appealed a Tupelo Planning Committee decision that would allow Academy Sports to have a sign twice the size other stores in the area are allowed. The appeal will be heard at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The Mall at Barnes Crossing manager Jeff […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Two versions of the Iran Divestment Act bills are pending in the Mississippi Senate. One of those proposals will die Monday unless the Senate votes to dispose of a motion to reconsider the legislation and sends it to the House. But the other bill, which already […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A federal judge says he will rule later this month on whether Mississippi’s attorney general can investigate if Google actively helps people commit crimes, such as buying drugs without prescriptions. Google says Internet companies aren’t liable for what other people say and do online. The company says Mississippi […]

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The final assembly begins on the 500,000th Toyota Corolla built at Toyota Mississippi's Blue Springs facility on Thursday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – A red Toyota Corolla LE – specifically Barcelona Red Metallic – assembled Thursday morning is headed to Mexico for a waiting buyer. This Corolla doesn’t have any particular feature other similar models have, except one particular distinction: It’s the 500,000th car built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant says he does not believe Toyota in Northeast Mississippi will be negatively impacted by bills pending in the Legislature to prevent the state from doing business with companies that invest in Iran. Still, to be safe, Bryant said Thursday, “We are going to […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After weeks of site preparation and the laying of its building foundation, Academy Sports officially announced it is indeed opening a store later this year in Tupelo. The Tupelo store will be on North Gloster Street, and north of Barnes Crossing Road, between Walgreens and the Pines at […]


By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – WTVA’s sale to Atlanta-based Heartland Media was completed Wednesday, and a new general manager also was named. The sale – announced last fall – of WTVA officially ends more than 57 years of ownership by the Spain family, but Heartland Media president and CEO Bob Prather said viewers […]