Man charged with stealing batteries

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Local authorities have arrested a man they believe stole several batteries. Investigators with the...

CORINTH (AP) – An Alcorn County judge has ordered a former county supervisor held without bond as he awaits trial on an embezzlement charge. According to multiple media reports, prosecutors sought to revoke the bond of Jimmy “Dal” Nelms in the embezzlement case after Nelms was arrested last week for grand larceny. Nelms has been […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – When Texas oilman David Porter and his wife came to Oxford to visit their son, then a sophomore at the University of Mississippi, they couldn’t find a hotel room in town. They ended up in another city and spent far too much of their weekend shuttling back and […]

Daily Journal High temperatures in the middle and upper 90s and high humidity will produce dangerous heat indices up to 110 degrees through Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Memphis said late Tuesday morning. A heat advisory has been extended though Wednesday, which is expected to be the most dangerous day in the current heat […]

Daily Journal ECRU – Fusion Furniture Inc. has announced plans to expand operations at its Pontotoc County facility and add 100 jobs. Fusion, which was founded in Ecru in 2009, will build at 100,000-square-foot addition at its existing facility. The project will cost $1.6 million, and the added jobs will give the company 430 employees. […]

Daily Journal ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop. After stopping Zachary Morris Leach, 23, of Doss Drive, Aberdeen, and Justin Wayne Bryant, 21, of Parham Store Road, Smithville, officers discovered a large amount of methamphetamine in the car. Both have been charged with felony possession […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Two men were arrested in separate incidents Monday on felony charges in Oxford. Investigators of the Oxford Police Department served Gary Glade, 51, of Union, Arkansas, with an arrest warrant for armed robbery. The victim and a witness accused him of pulling a knife, grabbing her around the neck and stealing […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Five of Mississippi’s 82 counties are reporting high rates of absentee voting, the state’s top elections official said Tuesday. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said about 5 percent to 6 percent of voters usually cast absentee ballots. Hosemann said the rate so far this year is nearly […]

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District 17 candidate Jim Newman, from left, Charles Penson, Shane Aguirre and Mark Prince, stand as they each introduce themselves at the Parents for Public Education Forum on Monday night at the Lee County Library in Tupelo.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The four candidates vying for the House District 17 seat spoke on a number of education-related topics ranging from Initiative 42 to the prospect of mandatory kindergarten attendance during a forum Monday night at the Lee County Library. The House 17 candidates include Democrats Jim Newman and Charles […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Jimmy Wayne Russell is hoping the second time is the charm as he squares off against first-time candidate Lauren Childers in the Democratic primary for the House District 3 post. The winner of the Aug. 4 primary will face Republican incumbent William Tracy Arnold of Booneville […]