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By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The field in the race for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat might be populous, but the stance the candidates take on tough issues are, in general, singular. The candidates vying for the seat left vacant by the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee answered five questions emailed to them […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – The Itawamba Agricultural High School Scholar’s Bowl Team is having its best year ever. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it was true last year, too. And the year before. The team has been on a roll. But no previous year has been anything like this one. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – If the weather would cooperate, Dan Ballard would have a 10,000-square-foot brick-and-glass shopping center at the corner of North Green and North Gloster streets. When it opens later this summer, the building will be yet another visible sign of business returning to normal in the All-America City in […]

When the iconic Vanelli’s restaurant reopens in Tupelo has been one of the biggest questions left unanswered as the community continues to recover. I sat down with voz Vanelli recently, and he was kind enough to share his vision for the future of the restaurant. Here’s an edited question-and-answer session I had with him: Q. […]

Q. My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. We’re also saving to buy a car with cash. We’re about $3,000 away from our goal, but now my wife wants to go ahead and finance the rest. She has started wondering what the difference is in borrowing to buy a car […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – The head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections says the state could save $2 million over the next three years by choosing a new private contractor to provide health care for inmates. The health services contract is one of several Department of Corrections financial pacts that are […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Lawhon Elementary School’s gymnasium was decorated with stars and streamers on Friday for the Association for Excellence in Education’s annual meeting. More than 200 students, educators, public officials and community members gathered to celebrate those who go the extra mile for public education. Joe Babb, vice president […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Going into the final three weeks of the campaign for the 1st District U.S. House race, it’s difficult to tell the pretenders from the contenders. When asked how he would manage a campaign with a field of 13 candidates and a limited amount of time to campaign, longtime […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Less than 24 hours after a woman was stabbed to death in a motel room, a man was arrested and is being held on a $1 million bond. William Merle Copeland, 59, was formally charged with murder Friday for the death of Tomika Morris. According to police, Copeland […]