Brad Locke


I am the online content coordinator for Previously at the Journal, I covered Mississippi State athletics (2008-13), high schools (2004-08), and was on the copy desk (2002-04). I'm working on a recipe for bacon-flavored coffee, which would solve all the world's problems.

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    PARIS (AP) – The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (all times local): 1:53 a.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York is constantly on alert for coordinated terror attacks, especially in the wake of an attack in Paris that has killed dozens. De Blasio said in an interview with WABC-TV […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – The moment Sarah Frances Webb gripped the controls, she was hooked on flying. Nearly two years ago, she was riding along with one of her dad’s work colleagues, Mark Kellum, when he turned to the high schooler and said, “If you don’t wanna die, fly a plane.” Webb […]

    In May of 2000, I was in school and working part time for the Oxford Eagle, my hometown newspaper. I was mostly covering sports, but I also did some news reporting, and I always kept an eye out for a good story. One sizzling hot day, as I was driving along University Avenue, I saw […]

    Each year Daily Journal’s readers nominate and vote for their favorite businesses in the Northeast Mississippi area. This year, options included 110 different categories from the dining, service, medical, retail and community business segments. More than 120,000 votes from 4,700 different readers came in, generating a 56 percent increase from last year’s competition. On Thursday […]

    By Brad Locke Lee County Neighbors Five years ago, Shun White had no house, no possessions and no real job. His home had burned to the ground, leaving him, his wife and their kids with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. They had no insurance. White lost his musical instruments. A few months later, […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – In his 88 years on this earth, Dan Williams has had brushes with death, brushes with celebrity, and brushes with the mob. He’s traveled overseas and across the country, lived in a house with 13 other people, in a one-room Chicago apartment, in a hotel, on Navy ships, […]

    By Tim Dahlberg Associated Press LAS VEGAS – His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera. That doesn’t mean money is ever very far from his mind. Not now, when he’s the richest man in […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – At 60 years old, Jud Vance still has a healthy amount of cockiness when he steps on the golf course. Just ask his sons. When they’re at the tee box, Vance makes sure they know who’s the better golfer. He won’t necessarily mention the exploits of his youth […]

    By Brad Locke and David Helms Daily Journal RANDOLPH – Lingering ice from this week’s winter storm caused a single-vehicle wreck that killed a woman and two of her children Friday in Pontotoc County. Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to the accident around 10:15 a.m. on Highway 9. It appeared that a 2006 Pontiac driven […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Dan Fortner’s life could have gone any number of directions, and in fact it has taken him on several unexpected turns. Today he could be cooking for a celebrity, or handling art in New York, or buying and selling high-end antiques, or working for a top furniture company […]