By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal WREN – Aside from what you see from creek banks and bridges, Monroe County offers miles worth of winding blueways only seen from a boat. The relaxing sound of the trickle of water and a retreat to nature is what lured retired Aberdeen Elementary School teacher Millie Thompson into […]

Daily Journal As expected, Renasant Corp. shareholders gave their blessing Tuesday to the acquisition of Heritage Financial Group Inc. of Albany, Georgia. In December, Renasant announced an agreement to acquire Heritage and its subsidiary HeritageBank of the South. Three months ago, Renasant received regulatory approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve, […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal STARKVILLE – If you are one of the estimated 10,000 cattle producers in Mississippi, you may have faced a challenge in finding a veterinarian to treat a sick or injured animal right away. According to the USDA, nationally in 2010 – the most recent year for which statistics are available […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Rod Guajardo has been named editor of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Guajardo, currently the Journal’s local government and politics reporter, will succeed Lloyd Gray, who is leaving the newspaper at the end of this month after 23 years as editor to become executive director of The Phil Hardin Foundation in […]

Recently, the 2015 Mississippi Manufacturers Register showed manufacturing growth is flat in the state. According to the group, manufacturers added a net 252 jobs from March 2014 to March 2015, the second straight year of gains for the state, but lagging behind the 1.7 percent national average increase reported by the Labor Department for the […]

Q. We’re debt-free including our home. My husband is a man of faith, but a bit of a dreamer. He has written several inspirational books that haven’t sold, but he feels this and public speaking are his calling. He wants us to sell the house and live on the proceeds for a year while he […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal If you’ve been in the grocery store in the past week or so to buy eggs, you’ve likely been met with sticker shock. The price of eggs has more than doubled due to an outbreak of avian influenza. “It’s not in Mississippi yet and it may not come to Mississippi, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The largest Chinese restaurant chain in the country is scheduled to open this fall in Tupelo. California-based Panda Express is building a standalone location on North Gloster Street near Logan’s Roadhouse. The Retail Strategy real estate group of Austin, Texas, bought the approximately 1.3-acre site, and there is […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo is a “powerhouse” on many levels in Northeast Mississippi, according to Leadership Mississippi Director Cathy Northington, who brought the program’s 2015 class to town for an economic development session this week. Will Caves, Mississippi Economic Council program associate, said the economy is booming in Northeast Mississippi, and […]