Justin Whitmore


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Daily Journal TUPELO – Two men recently arrested by the Tupelo Police Department are being charged with kidnapping. Lawson Laird, 18, and Caleb Collins, 18, were both persons of interest in an ongoing kidnapping case. Laird, from Guntown, was arrested Sunday night and Collins, from New Albany, was arrested Friday. Bond for each was set […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A suspect was arrested Thursday night after breaking into the wrong car. According to Tupelo Police Department spokesman Capt. Chuck McDougald, a citizen caught a car burglar in their car in the parking lot of The Mall at Barnes Crossing. There was a scuffle and the citizen held the suspect at […]

Daily Journal reports PONTOTOC – A van owned by North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc caught fire Sunday night in one of the hospital parking lots. No injuries were reported. The Pontotoc Fire Department responded and impounded the vehicle to conduct a full investigation Monday, said NMMC-Pontotoc Director of Facility Operations Larry Jones. Jones said the rear […]

Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – A child was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon near the intersection of 7th Avenue and N 5th Street, according to witness reports on the scene. The child had just gotten off the school bus and reportedly reached down to get money that was on the street when […]

Daily Journal reports A boil water alert was issued Wednesday for all North Lee Water Association customers on County Road 811 from N. Veterans Memorial Boulevard to just north of County Road 1900 and all roads off of County Road 811. Some of the affected roads include Jean Circle, Suzanne Lane, County Roads 1548, 1534, […]

Daily Journal The boil water notice issued last week for the Mt. Vernon area has been lifted. The North Lee County Water Association issued a boil water alert June 29 that affected about 500 customers in the Mt. Vernon Road area, including County Roads 1948, 49, 1, 183, 203, 141 and 1740, plus all roads […]

Daily Journal reports TUPELO – Former Tupelo High School coach Calvin Fred Davis has died according to a statement issued on the city of Tupelo – Mayor’s office Facebook page Friday night. Davis was the first black coach at THS, coaching football, baseball and track, the statement said. He is survived by his wife of […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe County Journal ABERDEEN – A fire June 10 that took the life of an Aberdeen attorney has been ruled accidental, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley. After positive forensic identification this week at the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory in Pearl, it was proven that Dudley Williams, 61, died from […]

By Justin Whitmore Daily Journal It’s hard to imagine where I would be and what my life would be like if I hadn’t been so influenced by my mother. She has always pushed me to be the best I can be and to strive to accomplish anything I want to put my time and effort […]

Special to the Journal TUPELO – New Beginnings International Children’s & Family Services will host special guest Jerricho Cotchery during its annual Jeff Robertson Memorial Golf Fore Life tournament Tuesday. Golfers participating in this year’s Golf Fore Life tournament will have a chance to have their pictures taken with the NFL wide receiver, as well […]