By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi’s record drop in infant mortality means 64 more toddlers are disrupting Thanksgiving celebrations today. The state saw 64 fewer infant deaths from 2013 to 2014. When combined with an increase in the number of births in 2014, the infant morality rate dropped from 9.7 per 1,000 […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Something’s got to give. That was the consensus at a forum for public input on updating Lafayette County’s comprehensive plan. The current plan was adopted in 2008 and has been under review by planner Bob Barber of the Orion Group – the same group leading the “Vision 2037” […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The Aberdeen High School marching band is one of two Mississippi representatives to be a part of the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago. The news of the invitation was announced in April and since then, band members and band boosters have worked tirelessly to make it […]

THS Foundations of Journalism students TUPELO – Tupelo High School art students are painting a mural to fill a blank canvas once occupied by lockers. “It’s a great way to show school spirit,” said Jason Harris, THS principal. “Our long-term goal is to get all the lockers out of A Building.” Harris said the issue […]

Wire reports BOONEVILLE – A Booneville woman could spend 20 years in federal prison after admitting she took nearly a quarter million dollars from a Booneville plant. Rebecca Crawford, 47, has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in connection with the theft from Acco Brands of Booneville, according to WCBI-TV. Court documents show […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A candlelight service for families who have experienced the death of a child or grandchild will be hosted by The Compassionate Friends from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at Hope Church in Tupelo. Families are invited to remember these children during the holiday season. The mission of The Compassionate Friends […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Regional Rehabilitation Center is counting its blessings this Thanksgiving. The Tupelo center, which provides physical, occupational and speech therapy along with audiology and early intervention services free of charge, raised $319,000 through its annual Celebration of Hope telethon and fundraising events. “We’ve been very blessed this year,” […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The long arm of the law often catches crooks by their fingers. The Chickasaw County Jail came before county supervisors last week seeking a maintenance agreement that will keep its fingerprint scanner operating 24/7 for years to come. “The contract is about $5,000 for yearly maintenance and repairs,” […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Bob Grass has owned his television sales and repair business, Grass TV, for 35 years, and has never opened on Thanksgiving. He’s not about to start, even as more retailers are opening on the day traditionally reserved for turkey and football. He’s also not opening on Black Friday, […]