Posts Tagged ‘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 […] [...]

Fulton holds hotel tax election

FULTON — Fulton voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve a new tax on hotel lodging within the city. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the city has proposed a 3 percent tax on hotel stays in the city to support various programs. […] [...]

Collection of popular newspaper columns focuses on life in Mississippi

Once Leslie Criss got newspaper ink on her hands, there was no going back to teaching English to junior high and high school students. She began a journalism career 23 years ago and has worked for newspapers throughout the state. During that time, she has written a personal column, Still and Yet, which has touched […] [...]

Brumfield wins award

Patsy R. Brumfield, a writer for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, has received the University of Mississippi’s highest journalism award. The Silver Em award was presented to Brumfield at an Oct. 13 event in Oxford. Brumfield, a McComb native who studied journalism at Ole Miss, covers courts and politics for the Tupelo paper, where she […] [...]

Start of Toyota production in Mississippi draws near

By DENNIS SEID of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo BLUE SPRINGS — At the 2 million-square-foot Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi plant, the first Corollas have already been made. But they’re not for sale just yet. The test cars are works in progress, allowing team members — Toyota’s term for its employees — to put […] [...]

Man gets 1 day in jail, fine in bank fraud scheme

OXFORD — A former Oxford auto dealer will spend one day in jail and pay $7,500 fine for a guilty plea to a $2 million bank fraud scheme. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dino Jerry Grisanti was sentenced Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills. Last October, Grisanti pleaded guilty to a […] [...]

CREATE gets ‘first in the world’ certification

In 1934, the late George McLean was out of work. But unlike most of the Depression-era unemployed, the 30-year old former college professor had a small sum of family money. McLean soon bought the Tupelo Journal , a biweekly newspaper that later became known as the daily Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal . Fourteen years later, […] [...]

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