By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Todd’s Big Star has been an independently owned grocery store for more than 60 years, and Bob Knight has been a part of it for more than half that time. And the secret to the store’s success is quite simple, he said. “If you come in here, I […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation designed to divert $50 million over a two-year period from a trust fund designed to pay unemployment benefits to a workforce training program has gotten caught up with failed tax cut efforts and has created the specter of a special session. House and Senate negotiators […]

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi was 6.7 percent in February, the third time in four months the figure has been below 7 percent. That has not happened during the 10 years the Daily Journal has kept monthly tabs on the jobless rate of the 16-county region. February’s jobless rate also is the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A band of young entrepreneurs got a taste of the business world during the PEAK Network market Saturday at the Oren Dunn City Museum in Tupelo. The home-schooled children of the Parent-Educators and Kids (PEAK) came up with items they could sell, manufactured the merchandise, created advertising and […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal IUKA – Chris Cornelison began his pharmacy career 17 years ago with little inkling of the success he would enjoy. “When I started, I just wanted to make a living,” he said. The owner of Iuka Discount Drugs, Cornelison recently was named “entrepreneur of the year” by Pharmacy Development Services. […]

Enerkem – remember them? It has become an annual exercise to speculate what has happened to the proposed $100 million ethanol plant in Pontotoc. The plant that would bring 70 jobs. And here we are again. Six years ago, the Canadian-based company said it would build a state-of-the-art plant converting municipal solid waste into ethanol. […]


Assumptions can get you in a lot of trouble. We make them all the time. We assume the run-down-looking person in ragged clothes is a bad person and the guy in the three-piece suit is a good man. Of course, it is possible that the run-down- looking person in ragged clothes works for a local […]

Q. What’s your opinion on rewarding kids with money for getting good grades in school? A. Honestly, I don’t have a strong opinion about it one way or the other. We didn’t pay our kids for good grades, but I can’t really think of a strong argument not to pay them for success in school. […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Alcorn County supervisor facing public corruption charges returned to Alcorn County circuit court on Friday with an attorney. District 2 Supervisor Jimmy Dallan “Dal” Nelms, 42, of Glen, will be represented by Booneville attorney Ronald Michael as he faces 156 criminal counts. Indictments were filed […]