Tupelo man dead after house fire

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – A Tupelo man died from injuries sustained in an early morning fire Saturday. Romero Hampton, 41,...

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The $23 million in bonds approved for the state’s 15 community colleges by the recently completed 2014 session of the Legislature will fall far short of addressing all the capital needs of the two-year schools. A five-year capital improvement plan submitted to the state Department of […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Stories of the escaped slaves who made their way to Corinth behind Union lines were told with more passion, life and depth than ever before during a two-day symposium that ended Friday. Re-enactors, park rangers and academics demonstrated the experiences those who escaped bondage found as […]

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Brenda Hughes takes a photo of Jerry "The King" Lawler holding her 11-month-old son, Shane, during a meet and greet with the WWE wrestler and commentator Friday afternoon at Fun World.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jimmy Blaylock wanted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his business in a big way on Friday. So he brought royalty – well, wrestling royalty – to his gift and novelty shop, Fun World, on South Green Street. Scores of people waited in a long line to get […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Conference Center and Tupelo’s BancorpSouth Center are among ConventionSouth Magazine’s 2014 “Elite 50 Conference Centers in the South.” The two were the Magnolia State’s sole inclusions in the list touted as among the “coolest” and “most meeting friendly” facilities from 16 states and the Caribbean. The sites will be […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippians have opportunities next weekend to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of any unused, unwanted or expired medications. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will collect prescription drugs Friday and the Tupelo Police Department will do the same Saturday. The service is free and anonymous. […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Rumors that Walmart may be opening a small store in Mantachie have some of the town’s business owners upset. In early April, The Itawamba County Times reported that Walmart may be eying Mantachie to open one of its pilot small-format Walmart Express stores. During last week’s regular […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation. The state Board of Education voted Friday to seek public comment on the revised rules, which would apply beginning with this year’s ratings. […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were […]

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi team members drove the first Corolla that will be exported to Central America, South America and the Caribbean at a ceremony Thursday at the plant in Blue Springs. Toyota will export 7,500 vehicles to 18 countries this year.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – The world’s best-selling car is about to find its way to even more customers. More than 41 million Toyota Corollas have been sold globally since the car’s debut in 1966, and soon, Mississippi-made Corollas will be landing in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Toyota Motor […]