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The May family, from left, Alexis, Stephanie, Miles, Neil and Taylor, are thankful to have found a home in Highland Circle after theirs in Dunbarton Oaks was destroyed in the April 28 tornado.

Mays’ shock turns to sense of grace

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mays moved from Saltillo to Tupelo five years ago, looking for a home that was just right...

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee said one word can make a big difference. “The Apostle Paul writes, ‘In all things give thanks,’” the Republican from Tupelo said. “I am so glad he didn’t write, ‘For all things give thanks,’ because I certainly couldn’t be thankful for a stroke.” It’s been […]

By Chris Kieffer and Riley Manning Daily Journal Tuesday’s order from a federal judge to overturn Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage was a landmark for gay and lesbian Mississippians. But it might not quickly open the door for same-sex couples to get married in the state. In issuing his preliminary injunction late Tuesday, U.S. District […]

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Fans wave signs from the crowd during ESPN Gameday Saturday morning before the start of the Ole Miss vs. Alabama game.

University of Mississippi OXFORD – Three days shy of the annual Egg Bowl game, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a threat made against trees and shrubs in the Grove at the University of Mississippi. In a press release, the school said a handwritten note threatening damage – and signed “Hail State/Go to […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – How would you like to wake up Friday morning to find a gaudy Christmas tree and a snowman made of old tires stuck square in the middle of your front yard? Well, pay up and you can avoid that nightmare. Starting today, the Friends of the Tupelo-Lee Humane […]

Anthony Anderson took over as Verona's Chief of Police in 2012. (File photo)

By William Moore Daily Journal VERONA – Anthony Anderson only has three more days on the job as Verona’s chief of police. Anderson turned in his resignation Tuesday during a special called meeting of the Verona Board of Aldermen, said Mayor Robert Trice. “He did submit his resignation,” said Trice. “His last day on the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Highway Patrol will be out in force this holiday weekend not only patrolling the roads, but also setting up safety checkpoints. “Troopers will be conducting checkpoints in order to enforce child restraint and seat belt laws while also removing impaired drivers,” said MHP public affairs director […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – An acting warden takes over the Alcorn County Regional Jail on Monday and will serve until a permanent appointment can be made, probably early in the new year. Upon the recommendation of Sheriff Charles Rinehart, chief of security Roger Settlemires was appointed interim warden by the […]

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi was 7.7 percent in October, down from a revised 7.8 percent jobless rate in September. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security released the preliminary figures Tuesday. Previously, the region’s jobless rate was 7.7 percent in September, but revised numbers show it was actually 7.8 percent. August also […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – A Corinth man was arrested Wednesday after officers allegedly found drugs and a stolen weapon in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Michael Lynn Smith, 22, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of a stolen firearm, said county narcotics officer Darrell Hopkins. Officers noticed traffic violations […]