By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. The presiding judge specifies that the trial must be finished by Oct. 3, just over a month before the general election. Retired Chancellor […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Plans for a Brooks Grocery in West Tupelo are still in the works and have not been abandoned. Rumors have circulated recently that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to to build three of its smaller-format stores nearby, including two within a relatively short distance of the proposed Brooks […]

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The 2015 Solar Car Team was introduced to the Houston Solar Car Committee last week. The 2014 team won the Solar Car Challenge in Texas last month for the 14th consecutive year.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Sundancer has literally gone farther and faster than any other solar car team in the country and now it has set sights on the world. The 2015 solar car team was introduced to the Houston solar car committee last week, which is considering the idea of carrying Sundancer […]

By Pete Yost and Marcy Gordon Associated Press WASHINGTON – The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The deal calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Lafayette County law enforcement authorities are asking the public for leads regarding burglaries in the College Hill area on Aug. 8. The break-in of a commercial building resulted in the theft of a large amount of music equipment, according to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Alan Wilburn. Handguns were taken during three […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Official discussions have begun for what Mantachie leaders agree is an inevitable property tax for the town. During last week’s regular meeting, Alderman-at-Large Dan Moore Jr. raised the question of whether or not town residents should be paying property taxes. The money, he said, could be used […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The new parks director presented a budget for Corinth parks operations to the county and city boards this week with a higher bottom line based on a planned park expansion, additional staffing and new programs. The budget for the 2015 fiscal year presented by Parks and […]

Special Judge Hollis McGehee speaks to attorneys during a status conference on Wednesday in Laurel. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal LAUREL – Special Judge Hollis McGehee said for the sake of Mississippi voters he plans to move quickly to resolve the election dispute in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. “I consider them a party to this action,” said McGehee, during the initial status hearing in the challenge […]

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi rose last month, marking the third consecutive increase this year. Nevertheless, the 16 counties comprising the region collectively recorded its 12th consecutive month with unemployment under 10 percent. That’s the longest stretch since 2008, prior to the Great Recession taking hold and sending the region into a […]