Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Police made a pair of burglary arrests earlier this week. On Tuesday, Starkville Police Department officers arrested Shaston Carea Irons, 25, of Derma, after responding to a residential burglary in progress. After determining the suspect was on foot in the area, officers detained Irons. He has been charged with burglary of […]

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Mugshots Bar & Grill is expected to be built on this lot in Fairpark, with an anticipated opening of spring 2015. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After more than a two-year wait, Mugshots Grill & Bar should be open next spring in the Fairpark District. The popular restaurant chain, which is known for its specialty burgers, opened its first location in Hattiesburg in 2004. The Tupelo location was originally scheduled to open in December […]

By Chaning Green University of Mississippi OXFORD – Veteran educator Tammy Kirkland has joined the University of Mississippi School of Education as director of the UM World Class Teaching Program. The Pine Grove native takes the helm from the program’s previous leader, Jackie Parker, who retired in May. Designed for working teachers, the WCTP helps […]

Daily Journal A Tishomingo man has been indicted on four counts in connection to a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace. Officials said Wednesday that Donnie Sartain, 49, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of driving under the influence resulting in death, and two counts of negligent homicide/manslaughter. Sartain’s charges stem […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Six applicants were awarded $63,000 in grants during Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. A $25,000 grant was awarded to the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission to assist with work to prepare the Veranda-Curlee House Museum to open for […]

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON – American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, a U.S. official said, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks. The strikes came in the hours after militants released a gruesome […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Aldermen on Tuesday adopted changes to the taxi ordinance aimed at increasing safety and eliminating rogue taxis. The ordinance will require that video cameras continuously record the interior of licensed taxis for the safety of both drivers and passengers. (The recorded images may not be distributed, published or […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors took under advisement a recommendation that the salary of the county’s veteran service officer be increased by $1,000 per year. The board met in executive session after the regular county board meeting Monday to discuss the salary recommendation as well […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal LAUREL – Special Judge Hollis McGehee said today he would expedite state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s legal challenge of the June 24 Republican U.S. Senate runoff, saying a trial could begin as early as Sept. 15 but no later than Sept. 22. “I’m focused on trying to complete the matter prior […]