TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Shoppers cut back in December in Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi's retail hub, but some of the region's cities like Corinth, New Albany and Oxford saw an increase in sales. The Mississippi Department of Revenue's sales tax diversion to Tupelo for December was about $1.86 million, a 5.7 percent decline from the $1.97 million collected a year earlier.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Central America from June 9-13. MDA officials say in a news release that the trip will include stops in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. (AP) - The Diamonds, who first came on the pop music scene in the 1950s, will perform March 23 in Diamondhead. The concert will be at 7 p.m. at the Diamondhead Country Club. Tickets are priced at $30. The group had 16 Billboard top hits, including "The Stroll" and "Little Darlin.'"
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Starkville say a mother and her daughter were arrested Thursday on drug charges after a routine traffic stop. Sixty-two-year-old Judy Lucius and 43-year-old Elesha Lucius were arrested after officers pulled over their vehicle for speeding. Investigators both women were found to have crack cocaine.
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