Childers highlights minimum wage, equal pay

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Challenger Travis Childers reiterated his support for equal pay for women and...

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s employers added 6,000 jobs to their payrolls in September and the state’s unemployment rate fell again, although it remains the second-highest in the nation. The state’s jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent in August and 8.4 percent in September 2013. The decrease was […]

Daily Journal IUKA – A hearing has been scheduled for 6 p.m. today for a motel owner ordered to evacuate her building 10 days ago for various safety and health violations. Jacqualine Bunns will go before an Iuka appeal board to rebut allegations by the city building inspector and fire chief that her Battlefield Inn/Sunset […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – On Friday, Oxford Police Officers arrested Robert Pickett and Gary Welch, ages unavailable, both of Jackson, for felony shoplifting. The charge resulted from assertions made by Walmart loss prevention personnel. Bond was set at $5,000 for Pickett; a previous bond for Welch was revoked.

IUKA (AP) – Funeral services are Wednesday for longtime Yellow Creek Port Authority Director Eugene Bishop, who died at his home over the weekend. He was 69. Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon says Bishop died of natural causes sometime Friday evening. He was found in his Iuka home on Saturday. Bishop served as director of […]

Messages on graduates' mortarboards at 2014 spring commencement exercises at the University of Mississippi, above, and Mississippi State University, below, expressed excitement and relief. Only 48 percent of Mississippi university students graduate in four years, and higher education leaders want to improve that figure.

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi’s public universities are stressing the importance of their students completing their undergraduate work in four years. According to the state Institutions of Higher Learning office, 48 percent of the students at the eight public universities are graduating in four years. Recently, the eight student body […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – In less than a week, SeaPort Airlines’ service begins, with the inaugural flight leaving Tupelo for Nashville around 6:30 a.m. on Monday. “All the pieces are in place for a successful transition,” said Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson. “And it couldn’t come at a better time, […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – A City Council decision today will bring Police Chief Bart Aguirre closer to shoveling the most meaningful pile of dirt in his law enforcement career. Aguirre has worked with an architect on details and design for the city’s first new police headquarters in 58 years. But now the […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Attending the University of Mississippi seemed like a natural fit for Trentice Imbler. So did accepting an invitation to become president of the university’s alumni association. “I was always taught you give back,” said the Tupelo State Farm agent, who began her one-year term in that office on […]

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By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A Corinth man charged in the deaths of two brothers found in their burned home has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and other charges and was sentenced Monday to two life sentences. Sirdon Greer, 28, pleaded guilty in the Feb. 13 deaths of James […]