By William Moore Daily Journal   JACKSON – By granting Rickey Thompson additional time to respond, the Supreme Court gave the Lee County Justice Court Judge an unfair advantage, according to the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance. “Thompson had twelve days to study the arguments raised in the Commission’s Brief and attempt to draft responses […]

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  BY SHEENA BARNETT Daily Journal ATHENS – Set back in rural Monroe County, not far from Aberdeen, sits the Athens Jail, the oldest government building in north Mississippi. It was once a part of a bustling, growing city, but now the building stands alone. Many Monroe County residents say the old building is haunted, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee says he is still able to perform his duties representing Mississippi’s 1st District, which includes most of Northeast Mississippi, despite suffering a stroke in June during brain surgery. Nunnelee faces three opponents as he seeks election to a third term Tuesday. “I’m real optimistic […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – From one community to another across Mississippi, people see the wild hog population either as posing a significant threat or presenting a good hunting opportunity. Steve Wallace, executive director of the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, was accompanied by several of his board members as […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Communities Forward Festival began as a dream of Nettie Davis, a chance to show the community that police can be your friend. Over the years, the event held each fall in Gumtree Park on Front Street in Tupelo has grown. “We have been working together with the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal A joyful noise will celebrate Regional Rehabilitation Center outside Plantersville on Sunday. Sundays at the Sadie-J gospel concert will bring together gospel and bluegrass singers on the Holland Family farm. “It’s going to be a laid-back event,” said Robby Parman, executive director for Regional Rehab in Tupelo. The event […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Downtown Corinth residents are still concerned about traffic safety less than six weeks after several new four-way stops were installed to slow traffic on a major thoroughfare. Despite new stop signs on Fillmore Street at Third Street that create a four-way stop, traffic continues to speed […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey Thompson admits he made mistakes, but a motion filed Wednesday argues that he should not be removed from the bench. In September, the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance recommended that Thompson, who represents Lee County’s 4th District, be removed from office and […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Police here are asking for raises, saying that the city loses too many officers because of uncompetitive pay levels. “We’re losing our three- to five-year officers,” Maj. Jeff McCutchen told Mayor Pat Patterson and aldermen last week, adding that many go to Tupelo, DeSoto County municipalities and the […]