Daily Journal TUPELO – For the third consecutive year, Mississippi will have its Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. Starting today through Saturday, hunters will be able to buy guns, ammunition and certain hunting supplies without having to pay the state’s 7 percent sales tax. Items that are exempt from tax are pistols, revolvers, files, shotguns, […]


Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s overall unemployment rate dropped slightly in July to 6.4 percent, a 10th of a point lower than June’s figure but four-tenths lower than a year earlier. It also stopped a two-month rise in the region’s jobless rate. July’s unemployment rate for the region continued a remarkable turnaround that began more than […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Universal Asset Management announced the promotion of Tracy Andrews to chief operating officer effective immediately. Andrews, already having the responsibility for UAM’s Mississippi distribution operations in his role as senior vice president now assumes operational responsibility for UAM’s global business, sales and execution of the corporate strategic plan. Andrews joined UAM […]

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today CORINTH – Earlier this month, Ruby Tuesday said it would close 95 underperforming locations across the country. The Corinth Ruby Tuesday, however, will remain open, the company said. “I can confirm that the Corinth, Mississippi, Ruby Tuesday restaurant is not one of the 95 corporate- owned restaurants closing,” Ruby Tuesday […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – After months of anticipation, scores of taste tests and hundreds of pizzas baked, Anthony’s is finally having its official grand opening on Friday. A ribbon-cutting will be held at 3 p.m. To start, the brick-oven, Neapolitan pizza restaurant will open for dinner only – Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Nearly two weeks after disappearing from DirecTV customer’s satellite feeds, WTVA and its parent company appear no closer to resolving their differences. Over the weekend, WTVA posted on its website and Facebook page that DirecTV and its parent company, AT&T, had rejected its latest offer. WTVA, which carries […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal SHERMAN – In the rural town of Sherman – population 650 – Janice Millican is trying to check her email in her guest home she calls the “little house.” A thin blue 300-foot wire providing low-speed internet from Exceed hangs mid-air between Millican’s home and the little house, where she […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Being in the shadow of drugstore giant Walgreens is a challenge Tupelo Drugs welcomes. The independent pharmacy opened in June on Garfield Drive in what was originally Super Sav-On-Drugs. “I think it’s just more personable being an independent and not part of a chain,” said Tupelo Drugs pharmacist […]

Small businesses, as you no doubt have heard time and again, are the “backbone of the economy.” The U.S. Small Business Administration deems small businesses as those with 500 or fewer employees. Across the nation are some 28 million small businesses and nearly 18,000 companies with 500 employees or more. Small businesses make up 99.7 […]