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R.N. Kelsey Reed, center, helps Anthony Dilworth, 14, left, and Taylor Thomas, 14, with surgical techniques during Tuesday’s “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – After months of planning, eighth-grade students and teachers from area public schools filled the BancorpSouth Arena Tuesday morning to finally kick off the “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo. Area businesses set up interactive activities and stations for the visiting students, giving them the chance to experience first-hand a […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Supporters of citizen-sponsored Initiative 42, designed to enhance the state’s commitment to public education, are asking Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to check with local election officials to ensure that the complicated ballot for the initiative is correct. The request for Hosemann to review the ballot […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal ECRU – The world’s largest upholstered furniture manufacturing plant is getting bigger. On Tuesday, Ashley Furniture Industries announced its 13th expansion of the facility it opened in 1994. The $6 million investment will add another 175,000 square feet to the sprawling manufacturing and distribution hub. In addition, Todd Road, which […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo City Council accepted grants Tuesday to help build a splash pad and to continue work on the Spain House. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks will give the city $150,000 to help build a 4,200-square-foot splash pad at Theron Nichols Park. Officials hope to […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Hope Reigns, a ministry of Tupelo-based Eight Days of Hope, will be in Columbia, South Carolina, starting Thursday to help in the aftermath of the record flooding that has caused mass destruction, and the organization is looking for volunteers interested in helping. The impact of Hurricane Joaquin has produced record amounts […]

By Jay Reeves and Emery P. Dalesio Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 17 deaths. Tuesday was the first completely dry day in Columbia since Sept. 24, but […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Supervisors accepted a resignation and voted to delete a position as part of their regular second monthly board meeting last week. Longtime County Coroner Andy Harmon tendered his resignation to the county and the board voted to delete the position of Department of Environmental Quality officer […]


By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody in connection with a school threat Tuesday morning. The suspect was apprehended by the Corinth Police Department in neighboring Alcorn County just before noon and transported to Tishomingo County Jail in Iuka. Tishomingo County Sheriff Glenn Whitlock has […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Fulton drivers will have opportunity to display their school pride with IAHS-themed license plates … should enough of them be sold. The proposed tag design features the familiar IAHS Indian chief logo to the left of the tag number. Running across the bottom of the plate in […]