CORINTH – A Corinth High School senior is sitting in the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility after allegedly bringing a gun to school Thursday. Zerek Hurd, 18, of Washington Street, was charged Friday morning with possession of a weapon by a student, a felony, and carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor. He remains in jail […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The percentage of state general fund revenue coming from business and corporate taxes for the upcoming fiscal year is projected to be at its lowest level since the depths of the Great Recession. For the upcoming 2017 fiscal year, which starts July 1, Mississippi’s financial experts […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Nature’s destructive force has given rise to a burst of human creativity. More than 75 people gathered at Ballard Park on Thursday for the unveiling of brick sculptures created in honor of Tupelo’s response to the April 28, 2014, tornado. “This is a celebration of all people […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education is requiring corrective action from the Tupelo Public School District following an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of a special needs student. The district will have 30 days to create a new plan to meet the student’s physical and educational needs and […]

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M.J. Bilger, a fourth-grade student in Denise McBrayer’s class at Saltillo Elementary, folds his Japanese crane Thursday morning.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal SALTILLO – Forty fourth-grade students, eight days and 1,048 origami cranes later, Saltillo Elementary School teachers Denise McBrayer and Stephanie Byrd have more colorful paper birds than they know what to do with. For now, the paper cranes sit in flocks in the teachers’ classrooms, but in just a […]


By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – An economic downturn in mining equipment and heavy machinery equipment overall will mean the loss of 240 jobs in Oxford. Caterpillar said Thursday it will be shutting down five facilities, including the one located in Oxford’s Max Hipp Industrial Park. About 820 jobs across two divisions and five […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Circadence and MTD Products are among this year’s winners of the coveted Edison Awards, which are given to companies in recognition for innovative new products and services. In the Applied Technology category, Circadence and SparkCognition won a Gold award in Cyber Safety for Project Ares, which “provides cybersecurity teams with a […]

Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – A Prentiss County man has been charged with a string of church burglaries that date all the way back to last summer. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said deputies arrested Monte Deshaud Cox, 19, of Booneville, and charged him with four counts of burglary. Investigators were able to link Cox to […]

STARKVILLE (AP) – Mississippi State University is raising the goal of its current fundraising drive to $1 billion by 2020. The university started seeking donations for the “Infinite Impact” campaign in 2010, publicly announced it in 2013, and has now reached the original $600 million goal. President Mark Keenum announced the new goal Thursday, saying […]