New Albany’s Evans recognized by state group

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – New Albany High School Principal Lance Evans has been selected Mississippi Principal of the...

Daily Journal OXFORD – The University of Mississippi’s Daily Mississippian has been named one of the nation’s top three collegiate daily newspapers by the Society of Professional Journalists as part of the group’s prestigious Mark of Excellence Awards. The Daily Mississippian was honored as a finalist in the SPJ’s “best all around” large daily newspaper […]


Daily Journal CORINTH – A Corinth man remains in critical condition following a Tuesday night stabbing. Corinth Police detective Dell Green said officers were called to the Watson Street Apartments around 8:20 p.m. and found Michael Decker with a knife wound to his abdomen. He was transported to the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Green said […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – As she waited for Nettleton High School’s graduation ceremony to begin on Thursday night, graduate Taylor Smith reflected on how her life was suddenly changing. “I’m kind of excited and sad and nervous,” she said. “It is exciting that I’ll be starting college in the following school year, […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Increased sales of ice cream, ground beef, ribs and charcoal can only mean one thing – Northeast Mississippians are getting ready for Memorial Day weekend. At Save-A-Lot, manager Robert Hudson said in addition to good sales of meats for grilling, chicken wings and ice cream have sold well […]

By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court ordered Judge Rickey W. Thompson be removed from office and pay more than $11,000 in fines and costs. Thompson, Lee County Justice Court judge from the 4th District since 2004, has until June 4 to file a motion for a rehearing. If he does […]


By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks will serve as the school’s interim chancellor until the state College Board names a permanent replacement for Dan Jones. Stocks’ appointment was approved by the board on Thursday. He will begin acting on full authority on the chancellor’s behalf beginning on June 15, when […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A woman wanted for capital murder in Tupelo was arrested at a Louisiana safety checkpoint Wednesday night. “She was actually arrested in Louisiana before we had a chance to enter her name in the (National Crime Information Center) database,” said Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre. “She came through […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – After praising 1st District Congressional candidate Trent Kelly for his extensive professional resume and military service career, Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed the Republican candidate in the race to fill the vacant U.S. House of Representative seat. Bryant’s endorsement came Thursday afternoon at the Tupelo Country Club during the […]

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal AMORY – What could be more appropriate to kick off Memorial Day weekend than dedicating a sign designating a portion of Mississippi Highway 6 extending from the Lee County line to Highway 25 in Monroe County the “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway?” The dedication ceremony was held at […]