By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Emails disclosed in a lawsuit over a blocked Mississippi law that protects religious objections to same-sex marriage show a Christian legal group asked Gov. Phil Bryant to institute the protections through an executive order in 2015. The emails were filed in court this week by opponents who persuaded […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Teachers were told Friday they must not only teach, but also be involved in making policy if education is going to improve in Mississippi. Ana Morris, an Oak Grove teacher and the 2015 state teacher of the year, said teachers “must have a foot in the […]

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By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The mayor has hired a consultant to advise his administration about communication strategy in the wake of tension over the June shooting death of a black man by a white city police officer. The consultant, Danny Blanton, will be paid a rate of $5,000 per month and be […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – With a new shelter at Salvation Army coming to fruition, Atmos Energy pushed the vision further by donating $25,000 to the only homeless shelter within a 190-mile radius. Jeff Daniel, Salvation Army commanding officer, and Susan Gilbert, social services program coordinator, gave a tour of the facility and […]

Policemen stand at the underground station Georg-Brauchle-Ring close to the Olympia shopping centre in which a shooting was reported in Munich, southern Germany on Friday. An 18-year-old gunman killed nine people plus himself. (Lukas Schulze/dpa via AP)

By George Jahn, Frank Jordans and David Rising Associated Press MUNICH – An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald’s Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the chief of police in the Bavarian capital said Saturday. Police gave a “cautious all […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – It took police less than two days to find the man responsible for a Wednesday robbery. Police were called to the Brooksville Garden apartment complex on Everglade Avenue for an armed robbery on Wednesday. The following day, police issued an arrest warrant for Edward Lamar Ware, 30, of Starkville. On Friday, […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s two U.S. senators say 19 of the state’s airports will benefit from $20.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Airport Improvement Program grants include $13.8 million approved for runway work at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and nearly $4.6 million for noise […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health has identified an unusually large swarm of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus in Hinds County. Out of the 13 mosquito trappings conducted in Hinds County and in Jackson, 11 of those have been found to contain mosquitoes carrying the virus. Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi’s state […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The University of Mississippi received a $515,000 grant from the Association of Public Land-grant Universities to implement personalized learning for undergraduate students over a three-year period. UM will do this through adaptive courseware, which uses creative methods to adjust learning to suit students’ needs, in high-enrollment, blended courses. UM is one […]