Q. My mom and dad always told me to live below my means, but they never showed me how to make it happen. I’ve gotten out of debt and fallen back in several times. I want to get control of my money and stop busting my budget. How do I keep from falling back again? […]

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Bubba Franks, service manager at the House of Honda in Tupelo, places a new state inspection sticker on a Honda Civic certified by his service department Friday afternoon in Tupelo. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is backing legislation to eliminate inspection stickers in Mississippi.

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippians could soon be free of the annual necessity of getting a vehicle inspection sticker and the heavy fine that can be levied for one that’s expired. A committee chairman this week gave a critical boost to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ proposal to eliminate the stickers. […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they’re planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive-care unit. Dr. James Keeton, vice chancellor for health affairs at the medical center, says that […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Former U.S. Senate candidate and current state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced Friday night in Tupelo the creation of the United Conservatives Fund. While he will be the chairman of the PAC, he said he will not receive payments from the grassroots political action committee. “I plan on putting […]

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Shannon Middle School student Christani Johnson, 12, and her classmates see a close-up image of the moon inside the mobile planetarium from the University of Mississippi's Center for Mathematics and Science Education on Friday.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal SHANNON – Shannon Middle School students watched as images of the sun, moon, stars and planets moved across an enclosed dome above them. After learning about the solar system, the school’s approximately 300 students got to see it without even leaving campus. That’s because the mobile planetarium from the University […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School eighth-grader Maria Kaltchenko will vie for her third consecutive Lee County spelling championship next week. Maria, 12, who also reached the semifinals of last summer’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, will be among six contestants at the county event. Featuring the top three finishers from the […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Alcorn County Chancery Clerk Bobby Marolt announced Friday that he will not seek re-election to a third term. Marolt was elected to his first term in 2007 to the seat left vacant by the death of longtime chancery clerk Larry McCollum. The only other declared candidate for the post is Greg […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s been a little more than eight years since a delegation from Mississippi that included officials from the Tupelo Furniture Market, the Community Development Foundation, Mississippi State University and the Appalachian Regional Commission met with industry counterparts in China. Next month, a delegation from the Peoples Republic of […]

By David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of an accident involving a school bus. According to Sheriff Leo Mask, a Pontotoc City School bus and a small pickup collided around 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Kings Highway and Valley Road in eastern Pontotoc County. Mask said there […]