By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A former Alcorn County employee last week reinstated her sexual harassment lawsuit against the sheriff in federal court. U.S. District Judge Debra Brown stopped proceedings in the suit brought by former sheriff’s department employee Michelle Cohoon-Loyd against Sheriff Charles Rinehart in April after the Equal Employment […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – A Wheeler man remains in custody in Prentiss County Jail on a $150,000 bond in connection with multiple drug and firearm charges. Joseph “Joe” Randolph Moore, 47, was arrested July 22, at a Highway 30 West residence near Frankstown when county narcotics investigators, deputies, Booneville narcotics […]

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Marilyn Morrison, school counselor at Joyner Elementary, helps Tylen Doss, 8, a second-grade student, read a thank-you letter to those in attendance for their role in helping Joyner School during the time of the tornado at the Tupelo Public School District's teachers convocation Monday morning.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 1,100 Tupelo School District employees returned to work on Monday morning. Teachers and other staff ended their summer breaks by attending a back-to-school meeting at the Tupelo High School Performing Arts Center. The district opens the new year next Monday, Aug. 4. Superintendent Gearl Loden spoke […]

By Karin Laub and Tia Goldenberg Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people Monday, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday. A truce between the sides […]

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Actors and crew members film scenes of a movie Sunday afternoon along Main Street. A section was closed from Spring Street to Front Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for the filming.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – A busy section of Tupelo’s downtown streets was closed Saturday and Sunday, and the details are still a bit of a mystery. A section of Main Street, from Spring Street to Front Street, and sometimes as far west as Broadway Street or as far east as Commerce Street, […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School seniors can earn a new distinction when they graduate next May. Hoping to increase the number of students who take Advanced Placement courses, the school has created an advanced studies diploma. To qualify, students must have 28 credits – two more than are required for […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The future Fire Station 1 is on track to open ahead of schedule, and department personnel are understandably eager to move in. The facility on McElroy Drive will replace the current Station 1 on North Lamar, adding a gym, expanded living space and four truck bays in place […]

IUKA (AP) – Former death row inmate Michelle Byrom’s attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband’s death in 1999. But David Calder of Oxford tells The Clarion-Ledger that Byrom could not post even a $10,000 bond. Byrom was sent to the […]

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A sign reading "Moore, Oklahoma says it will be OK," hangs from a light post near the chapel of St. Luke United Methodist Church, which was damaged in the April 28 tornado.

Join the conversation 6 p.m. Tuesday at djournal.com. Neighborhood association presidents for Joyner, Sharon Hills and Bel Air – Keith Kantack, Kathryn Rhea and Sherry Elmore – and reporter Robbie Ward will discuss the tornado’s impact and recovery challenges, along with current and future needs. Ask questions/comment with Google+ or the Twitter hashtag #3tup. By […]