By Lynn West New Albany Gazette New Albany police were on the scene early Tuesday investigating a break-in at Rite-Aid Pharmacy in the Bramlett Shopping Center that apparently netted burglars a large quantity of drugs and cash. When store staff arrived about 7:45 a.m., they entered and noticed the alarm system was not working properly, […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times The company that manages Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Jim Witt’s surety bonds is paying $197,000 of the state auditor’s $500,000 demand against them, according to county officials. The money will be paid by Witt’s bonding company, Western Surety, some time in February. The demand was made by State Auditor […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal A man wanted in connection to a meth lab has been arrested. Jonathan Wade Cole, 39, of Hamilton was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force, Lamar County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office, Vernon, Alabama Police Department and the Mississippi […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – The Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority in Iuka has narrowed down candidates for its executive director position from 14 applicants to four, after the longtime port authority executive director died suddenly in October. Board president Benny DeVaughn said Tuesday the board will interview those four […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – The director of the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber has been elected to serve on the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Lori Tucker will be a manager representative and serve a two-year term representing the 51 Main Street communities in Mississippi. Tucker replaces Mickey Howley of Water Valley Main Street […]


By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth police on Monday arrested a suspect in a Jan. 9 shooting at Combs Court apartments. Bryson Warren, 19, of Whippoorwill Cove, Corinth, was arrested at his home with the assistance of U.S. marshals and charged with aggravated assault, said Police Chief Ralph Dance. He remained […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SHANNON – A year after breaking ground for its newest North American plant, German automotive supplier Grammer AG has amped up production. More than 90 workers are building commercial-vehicle suspension seats at the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South. Grammer AG, based in Amberg, Germany, is a […]

This rendering shows what the future Tupelo Police Department headquarters to be built downtown at the corner of Front and Franklin streets may look like. (Courtesy)

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The groundbreaking for Tupelo’s first new police station since 1966 should take place in early March. “We are closing bids next week,” said Police Chief Bart Aguirre. “Depending on how the bids come in, they could start work within 30 days. “Once they get started, it should take […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – On a day that a returning special-needs scholarship bill cleared its first legislative hurdle, Rep. Nick Bain, D-Corinth, introduced another proposal to provide help with the education of special-needs children. Bain said Tuesday his proposal would provide transparency in terms of funding for special education students […]