Justin Whitmore


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Daily Journal TUPELO – Daylight saving time will begin at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. It’s best to advance clocks by 60 minutes before bed. You’ll lose an hour’s sleep Saturday night, but gain more evening light. Standard time returns on Nov. 5.

SOUTHERN SENTINEL DUMAS – The body found in Dumas late last year has been identified as Robert Joseph “Bobby” Hoose, 30, of the Spouts Springs community. Hoose was reported missing Nov. 9, 2016 and had not been seen since Nov. 6, 2016. According to Tippah County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jeremy Rainey, five people are in […]

Daily Journal WREN – A motorcycle accident Friday claimed the life of a Wren man, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley. Matthew “Cole” Archer, 35, died of multiple trauma at 11:09 p.m. after being airlifted to the North Mississippi Medical Center. Archer was the driver of a motorcycle traveling east on Central Grove Road […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo High School band has raised more than $41,000 of the approximately $100,000 it needs to perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. The band learned last week it was selected to represent the state at the inauguration and quickly began raising funds. Band boosters estimated it […]

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 […]