Patsy R. Brumfield

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Stories Written by Patsy R. Brumfield

Sometimes opportunity just comes out of the blue. Today, I move on to a new adventure. It all started late this fall, when I talked to my boss, editor Lloyd Gray, about creeping thoughts of retirement. While I retain those amazing 40-something looks, the real clock on the wall says something rather different. Lloyd, I […]

By Patsy R. Brumfield Daily Journal AMORY – A lawsuit over Amory Public Schools’ student drug testing was settled recently, attorneys for both sides confirm. Last June, the parents of a 13-year-old female sued the schools with claims she was wrongly identified as positive for using crystal methamphetamine. A federal judge granted them a temporary […]

By Patsy R. Brumfield Daily Journal TUPELO – When an Elvis impersonator gets accused of mailing poison-laden letters to President Obama and two other elected officials, regional and national media come running. This past April, that’s exactly what happened in Northeast Mississippi. Reporters packed the Oxford federal courtroom to hear federal prosecutors explain why Paul […]

By Patsy R. Brumfield Daily Journal TUPELO – A man whose federal conviction was tossed because his constitutional rights were violated in a drug case is suing Tupelo, Lee County and others for damages. Attorneys for Kermit Omar Rogers claim he is owed financial damages after he was arrested by officers whose search warrant did […]

By Patsy R. Brumfield Daily Journal OXFORD – Harvey Franklin, Greenville’s former superintendent of schools, was ordered to report to prison by Jan. 6 for his guilty plea in a contract bribery scheme. The report notice came earlier this week from the clerk’s office for the U.S. District Court in north Mississippi. Franklin, 56, will […]

This was my Christmas that almost wasn’t. Yeah, I know it’s not all about the gifts. It’s about the Baby Jesus and his life for our sins. That’s a big deal. But it’s also about sharing happiness and the fellowship of family around the lighted tree. And the laughs we get from the presents, which […]

Christmas season is a time of joy for so many of us. Of course, a lot of folks aren’t so fortunate, especially the prisoners in our state facilities. Naturally, being in prison is not a good thing. It is punishment, although sometimes it may look like too much punishment. All cases are not the same, […]

By Patsy R. Brumfield Daily Journal OXFORD – Jackson attorney Debra Brown was sworn in today as Mississippi’s first African American female federal district judge. She took her oath administered by Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills at the U.S. Courthouse in Oxford. Brown, a 49-year-old Yazoo City native, succeeds W. Allen Pepper Jr., […]

By Patsy R. Brumfield Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Attorneys for Dr. David Parvin have asked a federal judge to order his release on bond. Parvin, 76, remains in the Monroe County Jail facing a new murder trial in the 2007 shooting death of his wife, Joyce. “Parvin is still being imprisoned without a valid conviction,” […]

By Patsy Brumfield Daily Journal TUPELO – Jim Bain, a former pharmacist and ex-Lee County school board member, faces up to 10 years in prison after his guilty plea Monday to selling the painkiller hydrocodone without a prescription. Bain, 60, appeared before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen with his attorney, Ronald Michael of […]