By William Moore Daily Journal ABERDEEN – William Paul Rhodes will report on April 4 to begin serving more than two years in federal prison. Rhodes, the former purchasing clerk for Alcorn County, pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud in U.S. District Court in September 2015. Sentencing was delayed until this week. According […]

Daily Journal Two people wanted in connection to a missing woman case were arrested at a Natchez Trace Parkway campground. Walter Rentz was wanted for questioning in a missing person case out of Ohio, while Linda Blehar was wanted for a parole violation in Kentucky. A stolen Jeep eventually led authorities to the suspects. A […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A local man who has had run-ins with the law, both in person and on social media, will spend the next 24 years in a state prison. Nathan Bullard, 37, pleaded guilty Friday morning in Lee County Circuit Court to four separate charges – felony malicious mischief (from […]

Daily Journal The Natchez Trace Parkway plans a controlled burn at Tishomingo State Park next week, weather permitting. The prescribed fire is scheduled to take place between Monday and Friday and will help reduce fuel loading around park facilities, as well as restore the open woodlands that were historically present. The burn will take place […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Slaughter & Associates, owned and operated by Mike Slaughter of Oxford, was the planning firm the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors decided to help with its comprehensive plan on Monday morning. Nine days after holding a special meeting to hear a final pitch from the firms, the supervisors […]

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Tupelo Middle School’s Jordan Wilburn, center, smiles as she receives her trophy for winning the Lee County Spelling Bee on Thursday evening at the Hancock Leadership Center. Mooreville Middle Schoolers Caleb Leslie, left, and Tara Beth Buse placed second and third respectively.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Jordan Wilburn may not have known what “flotilla” means, but she spelled the word correctly to win the Lee County spelling bee Thursday afternoon. The eighth grader from Tupelo Middle School won the competition in the 18th round, beating five other spellers from Lee County and Tupelo […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – When Glenn McCullough took over as the head of the Mississippi Development Authority in June, Project Potter was well under way. On Thursday, McCullough stood on the Senate floor accepting congratulations after the Legislature had approved a $254 million bond project to lure German tire manufacturer […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The final pieces are coming together for commercial air service to start again in Tupelo, five months after the last carrier left. Corporate Flight Management, based in Smyrna, Tennessee, is set to begin its Tupelo-Nashville connection late next month, the company’s CEO said. “We are on track for […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – From 36 hours out, Johnny Timmons, director of Tupelo Water & Light, watched rough weather rolling toward the city earlier this week. He did so by means of a subscription service that provides live and predictive weather information on a continuous basis directly to a TV monitor at […]