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A wreck involving two trucks has slowed traffic on Highway 45 North in Saltillo.

By JB Clark Daily Journal SALTILLO – Traffic on Highway 45 North was slowed this morning by a wreck involving two large trucks. The accident occurred near the Natchez Trace overpass when a log truck rear-ended an 18-wheeler in the northbound lanes. The log truck did not spill any of its load. The Saltillo Police […]

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) – A couple whose infant daughter was found dead at their home fled from Mississippi, driving with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they were held Thursday on felony drug warrants, officials in both states said. Alyssa Harris, 7 months old, was found dead early Wednesday at the Caledonia home she shared […]

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Jim Pate will retire as dean of the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo campus on June 30. He has served in that position since 2005.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Jim Pate has a soft spot for nontraditional students. As dean of the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo campus for the past nine years, he has interacted with many adult learners who were often trying to balance jobs and families while pursuing higher education. “They sometimes get kind of […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal JACKSON – New Albany High School English teacher Mary Margarett King nearly selected a career outside of education. Days before graduating from the University of North Alabama with a degree in communications, she had a change of heart. Rather than seeking a job in public communications, she would pursue her […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – As expected, the U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Silver Airways to continue service to five markets – including Tupelo – after the airline announced two weeks ago its intent to end service there. The other affected cities are Muscle Shoals, Ala.; and in Mississippi, Greenville, Meridian and […]

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Plans for the Azalea Gardens apartment complex are still not set in stone.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – City Council members may have assumed too much when thinking an all-volunteer neighborhood revitalization group would embrace property management responsibility for a city-owned 220-unit apartment complex. Council discussions in mid-March to buy the apartment complex with 43 tenants counted on the Neighborhood Development Corporation taking a leading role […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law Wednesday legislation making Cooper Tire eligible to receive $20 million in state funds to help with modernization of its Tupelo manufacturing plant. The Republican governor signed the legislation, which was passed during the final week of the recently completed session, […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – The Prentiss County school board did not vote during its regular meeting Wednesday to renew the contract of the New Site principal, but school board President Ronny Kesler indicated that Ronald Clark would continue to serve in the position for the 2014-2015 school year. A vote […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School invites the community to its centennial celebration on Saturday. Events will begin at 11 a.m. with remarks by THS Principal Jason Harris and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton. All campus buildings will be open between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for community members to tour, and […]