By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Garry and Melissa Pender are looking forward to a long Labor Day weekend on the beach, a long-planned mini-vacation they’ve been anticipating all summer. The Kentucky couple aren’t alone. Some 35.5 million will travel 50 miles or more from their homes this weekend, according to AAA. That’s the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – For Star Wars fans, Dec. 18 seems far, far away. Fans eagerly awaiting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” have to wait until a week before Christmas for the movie, but toys from Episode VII of the sci-fi saga go on sale at midnight tonight. Toys R Us, Walmart […]

By ADAM ARMOUR Itawamba County Times Mantachie-based Northeast Mississippi Natural Gas District will add 1,000 customers to its coverage area during a planned $1-million expansion. Work on the expansion, which will extend the gas company’s lines 37 miles and include coverage of households on Houston-Palestine Road, Ratliff Road, Friendship, Gilmore Chapel Road and multiple other […]

It’s that time of the year again, what we’ve been anticipating all summer. Weeks and months have passed, but it has always been at the back of our minds knowing that each day brings us that much closer to a season of hope, longing and I dare say, a bit of trepidation. I’m talking about […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column, written a year ago as part of a series, did not publish due to a technical error. It has been edited for clarity and timeliness. ––––– I see a lot of investors that spend a great deal of time managing their investments. They want to be involved in every aspect of […]

Q. I’ve worked in a hospital as a nurse for 10 years. I make good money working long hours. The problem is that it seems to disappear, and I’m left trying to stretch those last few dollars to the end of the month. I know I eat out a lot. I grab quick meals between […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDWYN – Hancock Fabrics must find its third chief financial officer since 2012. In an SEC filing Friday, the Baldywn-based fabrics and craft retaile said James B. Brown, its executive vice president and chief financial officer since March 2012, had resigned to accept an executive position with an unnamed retailer […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal There has been speculation that the patch of land between BNA Bank and the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Tom Watson Drive could be home to another hotel. In recent weeks, truckloads of dirt have been unloaded on the site, raising it to the level of the Fairfield Inn parking […]

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi dipped to 6.8 percent in July, down from 6.9 percent recorded the previous two months. It was the third-lowest jobless rate of the year, as well as the lowest figure for July in the 10 years the Daily Journal has kept track of the numbers for the […]