Chris Elkins


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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Kylie Boring has been hired as the new marketing director of the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Boring, who begins Monday, replaces Sean Johnson, who left to become the marketing director of New Albany. Tupelo CVB Executive Director Neal McCoy said Boring stood out from more than 50 […]

The First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat celebrated its 125th anniversary last weekend, hosting a 95th birthday celebration for the church’s oldest member Will T. Hudspeth. Hudspeth also holds the title of the longest serving Deacon at Hickory Flatt. During a special service, the Rev. Gary Linville presented Hudspeth with a resolution from the town […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Evelyn Laney of Nettleton struggled with pain from frozen shoulder syndrome for a decade. “It would wake me up at night like a tooth ache,” said Laney, who is 71 years old. Retired electrician Tom Osborne of Baldwyn gave up fishing and golfing after developing frozen shoulder in the […]

The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A public relations, marketing, advertising and branding agency based in Nashville, Tenn., has opened an office in Mississippi’s capital city. Deane, Smith and Partners says the move is designed to serve its growing roster of clients in Jackson. Todd Smith, president and chief communications officer at DS&P, says […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Even though it appears the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula will generate less funds per student for the first time ever next year, it still is not likely to be fully funded during the 2014 legislative session. Neither Gov. Phil Bryant, who campaigned for lieutenant governor […]

n At least 25 people attended an information session Thursday. BY EMILY LE COZ Daily Journal TUPELO – Historic preservation officials urged representatives from at least six neighborhoods to help them restore and maintain the city’s architectural and cultural treasures. “Our ultimate goal is to bring people back to live in downtown Tupelo,” said Desha […]

LEE COUNTY Verona man faces assault charges n TUPELO – A Verona man has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault. Charles Walker, 37, of 2853 Green Tee Road, was arrested Wednesday after his wife told police he had hit her in the head and on the arms with a claw hammer. His bond was […]

n The county seeks to buy the church under eminent domain. BY LENA MITCHELL Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – Ruben Chapel CME Church and Prentiss County have settled in their year-long dispute over church property that the county has taken action to secure by eminent domain. The church lies in the path of a […]

n Agency hopes partnering with CVB will get things moving. BY LENA MITCHELL Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – With encouragement and help from the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Corinth Parks and Recreation director Todd Witt hopes to revive and implement a master plan for Crossroads Regional Park. The plan was developed in […]

MONROE COUNTY Group is concerned about visitors bureau ABERDEEN – Lawson Grimes of Historic Aberdeen wanted to discuss “the fate of the Visitors Bureau.” He came before the city board representing Historic Aberdeen. He said a grant was written to establish the Visitors Bureau, which promotes the Aberdeen Pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage is a project of […]