Pontotoc woman sentenced in forgery case

Daily Journal JACKSON – A Pontotoc woman is going to prison for forgery, Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday. Kimberly...


By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The Lee County Board of Supervisors appointed retired Tupelo Fire Chief Marc Flanagan to serve as the Lee County fire coordinator. Flanagan succeeds David Homan, who was recognized at Tuesday morning’s meeting for his service in the part-time role. The coordinator tracks state fire reports and release of funds […]


Daily Journal CORINTH – A suspect wanted on drug sale charges turned himself in to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday and remains in jail with no bond set as of Tuesday afternoon. Ralph Dean Harrill, 37, of 197 C.R. 259, Corinth, was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, said Alcorn […]

Monroe Journal A man was arrested on a cocaine charge Sunday. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit arrested Cedric Demon Cribbs, 33, of Guin, Alabama. Cribbs is charged with possession of cocaine. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on Highway 278 East. Bond has not been set, and Cribbs is currently […]

Monroe Journal Two people were arrested in an apparent online counterfeit scheme. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the U.S. Federal Marshal Service, took into custody Dan Judd, 25, of Okolona, and Shontell Wilborn, 22, of West Point. Both suspects are charged with one count of false pretense each. The arrests were […]

By Zeina Karam Associated Press BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” The footage – […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A federal judge has ruled against a Texas-based group and several Mississippi residents who sought access to Mississippi voters’ birthdates after a disputed Republican primary for U.S. Senate. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas ruled that neither poll books nor absentee ballot applications are subject to public disclosure […]

Daily Journal The Mississippi Highway Patrol worked 113 accidents over the Labor Day weekend, two of which were fatal. One of those fatal accidents took place in the Batesville district, while the other took place in the Pearl district. Troop E out of Batesville worked nine accidents, and Troops F and G, out of New […]

NETTLETON (AP) – Furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse space in Nettleton and adding 60 new jobs. The announcement was made in a news release Tuesday. HomeStretch makes upholstered reclining furniture in Nettleton. After the expansion, HomeStretch will have 250 employees in Nettleton. Based in Nettleton, the company has been in […]

JACKSON (AP) – Jackson police on Tuesday found the body of a 17-year-old girl they say was kidnapped and shot during the weekend. Katelyn Beard’s body was found in a rural area north of Jackson, shortly after police found some of her clothes. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said Dewayne Thompson, 19, was captured […]