Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.comA Tupelo Police officer rushes to the scene of a wreck following a high speed car chase through Tupelo on Monday night.

Car chase ends in one-car wreck, arrest

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A brief but high speed chase ended when the driver wrecked in a Tupelo neighborhood. The...

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Miranda Buse of Tupelo walks past Sprint Print and its "Shop the Tupelo Store at Sprint Print" window sign on Spring Street on Monday morning.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Any visitor to the All-America City will find plenty of Elvis-themed merchandise. Tupelo is, after all, where the King of Rock ’n’ Roll was born and where he bought his first guitar. But what tourists will have trouble finding is something with “Tupelo” on it. Which is why […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – The parties in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages say they have settled the case. Oral arguments had been set for Wednesday in Jackson before the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Supreme Court canceled the […]

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Mississippi first lady Deborah Bryant visited  Tupelo's Lawhon Elementary School on Monday to read a book to students as part of her "Read Across Mississippi" campaign. Her visit is part of a two-day tour to several schools in Northeast Mississippi.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi’s First Lady has nearly completed her mission to read to students in each of the state’s 82 counties. On Monday, Deborah Bryant read the book “The Fib: A Wordy Tale” to two classes of second graders at Tupelo’s Lawhon Elementary, marking the 73rd county she has visited. […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal The leaders of Mississippi’s legislative education committees do not expect dramatic changes to be made to the Common Core State Standards in the 2015 legislative session. The Common Core is a new set of guidelines for math and language arts instruction designed to be more rigorous and to better prepare […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – A recently concluded federal investigation required North Lee County Water Association to pay a combined $8,000 in owed overtime to 16 employees worked during a two-year period. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division officials confirmed Monday to the Daily Journal that pay violations by the nonprofit utility […]

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Zell Long, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club, left, serves spaghetti to children at the Northside Club in Tupelo on Monday afternoon.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Instead of the usual after-school snack, children at the Boys & Girls Club on Linden Hill had salad, breadsticks and pasta on Monday afternoon, all compliments of Olive Garden. “I like salad, but I didn’t get any today,” said 8-year-old Sabri Johnson. “The spaghetti was my favorite part.” […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Plans for widening South Parkway at U.S. Highway 72 in Corinth are finally moving forward after more than 18 months since discussion of the plan began. The city has scheduled a pre-bid conference for 10 a.m. Oct. 10 to meet with contractors interested in the project, […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – A Farmington minister whose trial on sexual battery charges last month ended with a hung jury has been reindicted by an Alcorn County grand jury. The new indictment of Timothy Nall includes one count of sexual battery and one count of fondling. Nall, 59, the former pastor of Farmington Baptist Church, […]

By Mark Seibel McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON – U.S. aircraft and “partner nation forces” struck Islamic State targets inside Syria early Tuesday in the first strikes in that country since President Barack Obama said he would expand the U.S. campaign against the Islamist militant group Sept. 10. Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby […]