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Monthly Archives: July 2012

JPMorgan Chase launches a stock market rally

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NEW YORK — Strong earnings from JPMorgan launched a stock market rally that gave the Dow Jones industrial average its best day this month. The Dow jumped 204 points, snapping a six-day slump, to close Friday at 12,777. JPMorgan surged 6 percent, the biggest gain in the Dow by far. The country’s biggest bank earned […]

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Rienzi man dies in Alcorn County traffic accident

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating an accident in Alcorn County that claimed the life of a Rienzi man, according to Trooper Ray Hall. Troopers were dispatched around 12:15 p.m. Saturday, to the crash scene on US 72 approximately 6 miles west of Corinth, in Alcorn County. It appeared Leroy Rogers, 78, of Rienzi, […]

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USM sets private fundraising mark

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HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi raised a record $20.2 million in private gifts for the fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30. Officials say the figure represents a 46 percent increase over the previous record $13.9 million in fiscal 2006. Bob Pierce, USM’s vice president for advancement, says the top initiative for 2012 […]

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Keller Williams kicks off summer concert

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Keller Williams celebrated more than just freedom on Independence Day – he also celebrated the release of a new album the day before. Williams spent part of his Fourth of July holiday in an airport, ready to go to his next gig to support “Pick,” a CD he made with the Travelin’ McCourys. The band, […]

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Obituaries July 12, 2012

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Ann McLendon TUPELO – Ann Lumpkin McLendon, 92, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Martin House at Traceway. She was born June 22, 1920, to Houston and Chester Dare Lumpkin of Tupelo. She met her husband, Larry, in 1939 at Riley’s Jewelers in Tupelo. They married in 1942 and they were married 62 years […]

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BILL MINOR: Some of the scripture quoters forgot about the least

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Bible-totin’, scripture-quotin’ politicians in Mississippi who wouldn’t be caught outside the church amen pew on Sunday have a problem: How do they reconcile rejecting some $13 billion in federal money to provide health care coverage for more than 220,000 of Mississippi’s needy citizens with the Bible’s strong message that believers have a duty to help […]

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US stocks fall for third day amid European troubles

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NEW YORK (AP) — Edgy investors sent stocks lower Monday on Wall Street ahead of U.S. corporate earnings reports and amid more signs of instability in Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 36.18 points at 12,736.29. It was the Dow’s third straight day of declines. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.22 […]

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Football Roundup: Notebook, All-SEC, More Watch Lists

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Hey, we’ve got some real news and some pretend news for you this morning. Let’s start with the meaty stuff. In today’s Journal I have a football notebook (CLICK HERE), with the topics being Malcolm Johnson‘s injury, Johnthan Banks and Matt Balis. More to come from yesterday’s interviews later, both on the blog and in the paper. • OK, […]

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10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PENN STATE REPORT WILL DRAW SCRUTINY The results of Penn State’s internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal will be released in a report that may answer many troubling questions. UPDATE: Click here for story on report […]

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