By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A litany of conservative issues dominated the speech-making last week at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings, ranging from opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion to support for gun rights and tax cuts. But nary a word was spoken from the stage of the tin-roofed […]

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Barbara Aguire works with Verona Elementary School teacher Matt Robinson as she trains Lee County School teachers for the Little Ripples Program.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Preparing for the start of another school year meant taking a dip in the Tupelo Aquatic Center’s Elvis Presley pool for a group of Lee County School District elementary school teachers. The teachers got trained Friday afternoon to help teach the Little Ripples program, which Lee County […]


Paul Whitlock is a longtime cattle farmer and is serving as the president of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association, which seeks to protect the interests of beef and cattle producers in the state.

By Lena Mitchell Special to the Daily Journal IUKA – Throughout its 70 year history, the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association has sought to protect the interests of beef and cattle producers in the state. State association president Paul Whitlock attended the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s recent summer business meeting in Denver in the group’s ongoing efforts […]

BY CALEB BEDILLION DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – Those who wish to contest the new assessed values of their property as determined by county officials may do so before the Board of Supervisors on Monday. At 10 p.m. Lee County supervisors will hear any such protests as part of the board’s regular meeting. Supervisors meet at […]

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – The Saltillo History Room is calling for folks to join the hunt for old photographs and documents. The items will be scanned and returned to the owners. The digital copies will become part of a historical database. Friends of the Saltillo Historical Committee is a group of volunteers […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – After graduating 14 full-time students with their high school diplomas this spring, administrators are working to keep moving forward as the University of Mississippi High School program adds more full-time staff and increases offerings this summer. The program provides options that help students, currently more than 250 from around the world, […]

CORINTH – The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office was presented with a trophy from Mississippi Blood Services on Friday for winning last week’s Battle of the Badges blood drive in Corinth. While his office had the most donations, Sheriff Ben Caldwell noted that the most important thing was that many people stepped up to give blood. […]

Daily Journal Work on a main water line by the North Lee County Water Association means a boil water notice will be in effect next week. On Monday, North Lee will be working on the main water line on County Road 681 (Beech Springs Road). Water will be cut off around 9 a.m. and should […]

OXFORD – An Oxford man has been charged with several car burglaries that happened two weeks ago. The Oxford Police Department was called to Lafayette Place on July 15 after someone broke into three cars and stole items. According to police, the investigation showed Johnathan Overberg, 19, possessed and later sold items stolen from the […]