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Chase Hudson loads clothes dropped off at Busylad Rent-All for delivery to Helping Hands Helping Homeless as part of a drive to help the homeless through the winter months.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Last week, Melissa Pound was able to take much-needed bedding, blankets, coats, gloves and toboggans to some of the homeless, as bitterly cold temperatures gripped the area. “I started doing this in November,” said Pound, who is a vice-chairman of Helping Hands Helping Homeless, a nonprofit group that […]

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Kim Bedford has been in the funeral business for 26 years and has been a licensed funeral director/embalmer for 20.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – When Kim Bedford began working part time at Baldwyn Funeral Home her senior year in high school, all she wanted to do there was be a secretary. “I didn’t want any part of the back,” said Bedford, 44. “I’d do everything but go in the prep room. We […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Premiums for employer-based health insurance are growing much more slowly, and Mississippi is ahead of the national curve. In a Commonwealth Fund study released last week, researchers found that 31 states and the District of Columbia had marked slow downs in premium growth. Mississippi had one of the lowest […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The naming of a new superintendent for Shiloh National Military Park is a welcome announcement for Corinth history, preservation and tourism. Visits to the two Shiloh Civil War tourism units located in Corinth – the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and Corinth Contraband Camp – as […]

The 2,000 team members, as Toyota calls its employees at the automaker’s plant in Blue Springs, have got this car-building thing down pat. In just its third full year of production, the facility built more than 189,000 Corolla sedans. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi rolled out its first car in October 2011, and it’s been rolling […]

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When I was young I used to travel with my dad when he would give speeches to various groups. He really didn’t need me to tag along, but I was the fourth child, and I think by the time I came along he probably got major points for getting me out of my mother’s life […]

Q. How do I get my girlfriend to take a more active role in planning a family budget? We’re getting married in a few months, and everything between us is great except for this one area. She seems to want me to handle the money and make all the decisions. A. Many marriage counselors will […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Bankrupt biofuel maker KiOR and controlling shareholder Vinod Khosla say the state of Mississippi is using legal tactics in an attempt to squeeze money from the company. KiOR, based in Pasadena, Texas, fired back Thursday at the Mississippi Development Authority’s December call to convert KiOR’s case from Chapter […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Cookie fans, rejoice! Pre-order sales begin today for everyone’s favorite baked good. Girl Scouts Heart of the South cookie orders will run for the next several weeks, leading to the launch of new items Feb. 27. “We have two new flavors this year,” said Jenny Jones, director […]