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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    By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Etta man Monday, charging him with seven counts of sexual battery. Brad Martin, 36, of 2046 State Hwy. 30 West, remained in custody with bond set at $350,000 during Monday’s initial appearance. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the bond was so high because […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a Saturday night shooting that left one dead and two injured. Sanchez Holloway, 29, of Holly Springs, faces one charge of murder and two charges of aggravated assault. He also had a previous trespassing warrant. […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – A juvenile is in critical condition after an attempted break-in led to a shooting. According to Sgt. Elijah Wilson of the Holly Springs Police Department, two juveniles attempted to break into the Stop & Shop on Van Dorn Avenue at approximately 1:37 a.m. Monday. After the youths […]

    By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal WATERFORD – Fan favorites and fresh faces are all performing at this year’s Hill Country Picnic. The annual music festival and non-profit celebrates hill country blues with two days of concerts and a guitar workshop. Organizer and blues musician Kenny Brown said the annual festival is a good way to […]

    TUPELO There are few things more American than baseball and steaks, and if you can’t get enough of cowhide and cow meat, then Omaha is your kind of town. I found out last year that it’s certainly my kind of town. Omaha, Nebraska, is known for doing two things especially well: steak, and the College […]

    By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Rodney Lowery will likely never ignore another tornado warning for the rest of his life. He sat on his couch Monday afternoon playing Candy Crush on his cellphone, ignoring text message warnings of impending danger, a tornado warning. He couldn’t have cared less. Lowery’s girlfriend, Nikki Gates, called […]

    By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he looks forward to signing a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. House Bill 1400 passed the House and Senate on Tuesday. The bill has exceptions. Abortion would still be allowed at or after […]

    By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Craig Sword has been Mississippi State’s leading scorer in each of the past two seasons. The 6-foot-3, 193-pound guard earned SEC All-Freshman honors in 2012-13 averaging 10.5 points and followed up by scoring 13.7 points per game as a sophomore. But with 64 collegiate games under his belt, […]

    By Parrish Alford Daily Journal TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A three-run rally in the seventh had Ole Miss ahead 4-2 and counting outs Saturday night, but Alabama countered against the Rebels’ bullpen. Ole Miss relievers Josh Laxer and Wyatt Short combined for six walks and a hit batsman, and the Crimson Tide got a walk-off single […]

    By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors isn’t making any changes to public comments procedures at its meetings in response to questions from county Tax Collector Larry Ross. Ross, who said he was speaking as a private citizen, asked the board at its meeting last week to […]