HATTIESBURG (AP) – A ninth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop earlier this month, authorities said. Spokesman Warren Strain with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said in a statement Wednesday night that 25-year-old Brodrick Kendell Varnado of Hattiesburg […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – A woman is in jail after allegedly assaulting her husband Wednesday. Oxford Deputy Police Chief James Owens said officers responded to a Rubin Drive apartment on Wednesday where a husband reported being cut by his wife. Officers arrested Suzanne Clark Clemens, 39, of Oxford, and charged her with aggravated domestic violence. […]


By Rod Guajardo and Bobby Harrison Daily Journal TUPELO – Distinct policy differences exist between Republican Trent Kelly of Saltillo and Democrat Walter Zinn of Pontotoc – the two candidates who survived the May 12 special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat and who will be in a runoff Tuesday. The two are […]

Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Campaign contributions started to increase for District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo after he advanced to the runoff in the special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat. Recent online filings with the Federal Election Commission show that after Kelly finished second in the May 12 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal On the same day figures showed Northeast Mississippi posted its lowest unemployment rate in a decade, the region got another economic boost with the announcement of 300 new jobs. In separate announcements Wednesday, two companies said they were starting operations in New Albany and Pontotoc, respectively. Each will employ 150 […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The American Dream is more difficult to attain in the South than in any region of the country, a keynote speaker told leaders from throughout Northeast Mississippi on Wednesday. That’s why it is critical for the region to focus on increasing its number of students who earn two- […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – City Council members will decide next week if they want to begin discussions again with a Mississippi telecommunications company on the possibility of bringing ultra-high-speed fiber Internet to Tupelo. Council members discussed Wednesday evening during a work session a franchise agreement between the city and C Spire to […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than a dozen people toured and got up-close looks at eight historic cottages near the Natchez Trace Parkway headquarters. The people were there to come up with possible plans to save the 80-year-old structures by restoring them as residences or converting them into small businesses. The historic […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – Former Tupelo Police Chief Ed Crider died Wednesday afternoon at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Crider, 89, who served as the city’s chief for many years, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Mayor Jason Shelton extended his condolences to the family. “He performed very admirably as a tremendously popular elected police chief for […]