By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Travis Childers left his lifetime hometown of Booneville at 4 a.m. on this particular day to travel first to central Mississippi and then on to the southwest corner of the state to campaign for the United States Senate. The 56-year-old Prentiss County Democrat is considered a […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Thad Cochran, standing on a podium in the middle of a blocked-off section of Congress Street with the Governor’s Mansion to his right, pointed to the nine-floor Plaza Building to his left and recalled he was an attorney in that building when he opted to run […]


By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – The state’s highest court ruled that an insurance agent and insurance company were right to deny coverage to Lee County farmer Mitchell Scruggs. “We find that Scruggs’ actions were intentional and illegal and therefore uninsurable under Mississippi law,” Mississippi Supreme Court Associate Justice Ann Lamar wrote in the […]

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By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not every day you get to see adults dressed up as tomatoes and carrots, but that’s exactly how Thomas Street Elementary School students closed out their week Friday on National Food Day. “National Food Day is just a celebration of healthy food,” Lindsey Alade of Food Corps […]

Associated Press OXFORD – The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has voted to opt out of state building codes and instead draw up their own. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 to gather input from the community. A new law created statewide building codes. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney pushed for the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo’s police rode up and down the parking lot, blue lights flashing, at a recent Friday night’s football game. But they weren’t in a patrol car. It was the first chance for the general public to see the department’s newly decked-out golf cart. “Since the parking lot is […]


SHANNON – A south Lee County man was killed Friday morning when he was struck by a vehicle while walking along Highway 145 near the Brewer Road exit. The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene between Shannon and Verona around 7:15 a.m. and found the victim. The man had no identification on him at […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A three-vehicle accident broke open a natural gas line on Highway 8 west of Houston on Friday morning, snarling traffic and hurting two people. The accident saw a natural gas regulator in the right-of-way sheared off at its base and natural gas spewing into the air. Emergency crews […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – From poor cellphone service to a desire for natural gas, about three dozen rural Prentiss County residents posed questions to the area commissioner during a Thursday town hall meeting. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley could answer many of those questions and assured follow-up to […]