By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 10,000 insurance claims valued at $144 million resulting from the April 28 tornados have been processed, but there have been few problems so far. That’s according to Mississippi Insurance Commissioner and state Fire Marshal Mike Chaney, who spoke on a variety of topics Friday to the […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – Pickwick Pines Resort and owner David McMeans have agreed to pay the state of Mississippi a total of $260,000 as settlement of a consumer protection lawsuit brought by Attorney General Jim Hood in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. McMeans agreed to pay $10,000 to the attorney general’s office […]

Daily Journal Visitors traveling along the 444-mile-long Natchez Trace Parkway continue to make a significant economic impact on the communities along the route. A National Park Service report released Friday shows 6 million visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013 spent $138.9 million in communities near the park. The spending also supported more than […]

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Seth Gold, of the TruTv television show "Hardcore Pawn," signs an autograph for Cody Hagerty, 8, of Tupelo, and his mother Gloria and father Greg on Friday at Choice Pawn in Tupelo.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The weather did nothing to deter visitors from the opening of upscale pawn shop Choice Pawn on Friday. Located in the former Super D pharmacy at the corner of West Main and Milford streets, the shop attracted hordes of visitors with guest Seth Gold, of truTV’s “Hardcore Pawn.” […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal SALTILLO – North Lee County Water Association’s board of directors has officially entered the nonprofit cooperative into a low-interest, $8.9 million federal loan financed for a 40-year period. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development loan allows the water association to proceed with construction of six water tanks and six […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Officials think Huddle House would be a great fit for Mantachie, just not where it’s proposed to go. Last week, the Mantachie zoning board, which is made up of the town’s aldermen, voted against rezoning a four-acre parcel on Highway 371 from residential to commercial to accommodate […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Embattled North Lee County Water Association’s board of directors will meet today, just three days after canceling future meetings until a decision could be made about allowing customers at meetings. North Lee’s board president, Terry Anderson, emailed the eight other board members, along with the association’s engineer, attorney […]

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Buyers gather at Azalea Gardens in Tupelo in June to bid on double- and single-unit apartments.

  By Robbie Ward Daily Journal OXFORD – The city can expect a check in early August for 7 percent of the $2.1 million taxpayers paid three months ago for the mostly vacant Azalea Gardens apartment complex. The estimated $140,000 payment isn’t a rebate or particularly straightforward to explain. A lengthy and winding chain of […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Approving a $500,000 grant usually sounds like a no-brainer, especially after the City Council approved matching tax dollars more than three months ago. But not this time, not for a Tupelo Regional Airport project to create a long-desired taxiway near a crumbling runway. While council members may support […]