By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With the intense heat and humidity making life uncomfortable – and dangerous – most people know to take precautions to avoid heat stress and heat stroke. But one of life’s biggest investments – your car, truck or SUV – also can suffer from the sun and heat. Mike […]

My last column, “The inefficiency of perception,” referred to a cement truck coming to my house. The day after my column appeared in my hometown paper, I received a text from my great and lifelong friend, David Brevard. The Brevard family is to concrete in North Mississippi what the Ford Family is to automobiles in […]

Q. My husband and I are both 50, and we make about $50,000 a year. We have a little bit of debt, and recently my mother-in-law moved in with us due to health issues. We’ve always gotten by, but now we’re struggling with the additional expense of having her with us. We love her, but […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Ruby Bobo and her granddaughter browsed the myriad of multicolored Chacos underneath the sale tent at Shoe Country on West Main Street. This was the first time Bobo took advantage of the tax-exempt weekend in preparation for the new school year. Enacted in 2009, the Mississippi sales tax […]

Daily Journal A lawsuit seeking to stop the Mississippi Silicon plant in Burnsville was dismissed Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. Suing Mississippi Silicon were 16 Front Street LLC and C. Richard Cotton of Saltillo. 16 Front Street is a subsidiary of Miami-based Globe Specialty Metals that was incorporated […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Nearly three years into a massive renovation project of the former Gloster Creek Village, the facility’s owners say work is almost complete. In June 2012, Chris Mills, Dr. Steve MIlls, Sean Koehn and Jason Perry bought the 217,000-square-foot complex, hoping to turn around the struggling retail mall. “We […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Back-to-school shoppers can claim one more holiday before classes start. Today through midnight Saturday, the state of Mississippi has granted its seventh sales tax holiday. The sales tax exemption will give shoppers a break on clothing and shoes that are priced less than $100 each. School supplies and computers aren’t included […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Water & Light is the latest public utility to change the way it calculates security deposits for new residential customers. Starting in September, the amount the utility charges for deposits will be based on the customer’s credit rating. Like many utility retailers, TW&L used to have one […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After losing their old home to last year’s tornado and spending nearly a year in a temporary location, Magnolia Bingo has a new home. Well, almost. His Way Inc., the Ridgeland-based charitable organization that oversees Magnolia Bingo, said it is going to “build out” the property at 2901 […]