Posts Tagged ‘Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal’

City mulling new policy on public’s access to emails, texts

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo could become the first Mississippi city to set a policy about public access to text messages and email involving elected officials or municipal employees conducting city business. City attorney Ben Logan released a draft of a proposed policy Tuesday and told the Tupelo City Council that a final version […] [...]

Newspaper wants ruling from Ethics Commission on emails

TUPELO — A Tupelo newspaper is asking the Mississippi Ethics Commission for advice on whether an email between the mayor and a department head regarding city business is exempt from the public records law. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal is seeking access to emails between Mayor Jason Shelton and former city Development Services director BJ […] [...]

Journal Inc. buys New Albany Gazette for undisclosed sum

NEW ALBANY — The Associated Press reports that Journal Inc., owner of The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has bought the twice-weekly New Albany Gazette in Union County. The sale closed this past week. It was announced in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Journal. The Gazette had been owned for 34 years by Landmark Community Newspapers, […] [...]

Tenn. man, pivotal in beef plant scheme, released from prison

OAKLAND — A key figure in Mississippi’s beef plant scandal has been placed on supervised release and freed from prison. Richard Hall, of Clarksville, Tenn., was sentenced to eight years in Mississippi prison on three counts of wire fraud for his role in the failure of the plant. He entered state prison in May 2012 […] [...]

Amaze friends with fun facts about Mississippi

You would not want to get into an argument or game about Mississippi trivia with D.K. White. The Jackson writer and collector of trivial facts would surely win. His lifelong hobby of researching and collecting obscure facts was published last October in a slim 96-page volume with a name almost longer than the book. For […] [...]

Transportation commissioner on lonely campaign for better road maintenance

Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall still marvels at what he says was the foresight of Mississippi’s leaders a quarter century ago to fund an ambitious highway construction effort through an 18 cents gas tax levy. The effort required an override of Democratic Gov. William Allain’s veto — an outcome decided by a one-vote margin […] [...]

Ownership transition is back to the future

Before we get too far down the road of proclaiming Journal Inc. as the second coming of newspaper ownership, let’s not discount The Dolan Company for what it has done for the Mississippi Business Journal. Having said that, there is no one more excited about the recent happenings in which Tupelo-based Journal Inc. announced it […] [...]

Mississippi’s Journal Inc. buys the MBJ

JACKSON — Tupelo-based Journal Inc. has announced it has acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state’s leading business publication, from Minnesota-based The Dolan Company. Journal Inc. CEO/President/Publisher Clay Foster announced the completion of the deal this week to the leadership and staff of the Mississippi Business Journal. “We are excited to welcome the […] [...]

Mississippi revenue is up, but maybe not enough

JACKSON — Mississippi tax collections are up, but lawmakers say state agencies still might face budget cuts during the 2013 session. Because of a sluggish economy, Mississippi still hasn’t recovered from the Great Recession. Tax collections remain below where they were during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2008. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal […] [...]

Tupelo sees increase in tourism revenue

TUPELO — The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is on track for a record year for tourism sales tax revenue. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal  says figures release this week show that revenue has grown for seven of the eight months so far in this fiscal year. March revenue, which is reported in May, grew […] [...]

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