By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – CarMax is set to open its Tupelo location next week, the company confirmed today. A soft opening is planned Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the used car giant, which has more than 120 stores nationwide. It will be the second CarMax store in the state; the other location is […]

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, left, is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday prior to testifying before the House Oversight Committee as it examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House when a man climbed over a fence, sprinted across the north lawn and dash deep into the executive mansion before finally being subdued..  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Josh Lederman Associated Press WASHINGTON – Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being […]

Daily Journal A suspect who fled across three states earlier this week has been arrested, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Brandon Heath Anaya, 26, of Gadsen, Alabama, was taken into custody at approximately 8:20 p.m. Monday by the Alabama Highway Patrol and local law enforcement in Colbert County. Anaya was wanted by authorities when […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With hotels, motels and bed and breakfast establishments filled to capacity in Oxford and Starkville for Saturday’s biggest Mississippi football weekend ever, the All-America City is opening its arms to as many fans and media as it can. Visitors will be coming from near and far to stay […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Election results for one-third of the nine-member North Lee County Water Association Board of Directors will be announced Thursday, and the outcome could change the dynamics of a group often split by a single vote. Three incumbents on the rural water association’s board will learn their fate against […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant, left, and Avectus CEO Tim Smith prepare for the groundbreaking ceremony Monday in Corinth. Avectus is moving into the building in the background, doubling the size of what the company now occupies in four separate buildings downtown.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal CORINTH – Celebrating its 10th year in business next year, Avectus Healthcare Solutions has grown faster than what CEO Tim Smith imagined. The company, which handles third-party liability and workers’ compensation accounts for hospitals and trauma centers throughout the U.S., now employs 150 people and is adding 50 more. “There […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal A food service employee has sued the Tupelo School District, claiming she was discriminated against because she is gay. Peggy Hurley filed her complaint in federal court against the school district, child nutrition director Lynne Rogers and co-worker Judy Stark. The lawsuit, which was filed last week and represents only […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Attorney General Jim Hood has been granted additional time to respond on behalf of the state to a lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove to force the state to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Hood’s deadline to file the response was Monday before […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Bond was set at $50,000 on Monday for a Shannon man who’s been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said Lagarry Springer, 29, was the subject of an investigation by the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit. Johnson said undercover agents […]