By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – City leaders will travel next week to learn about possible ways civilian oversight of police could be implemented within Tupelo. A committee of city officials and community members is currently studying whether a police advisory or review board should be recommended to the Tupelo City Council. As part […]


David Helms Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said authorities are looking for a white male and white female, who are suspects in the Friday morning shooting of the Randolph Postmaster. Postmaster Virginia Duff was reportedly wounded in the arm as she fled the Randolph Post Office during an attempted robbery. Randolph […]


By William Moore Daily Journal FULTON – Less than a week after he was fired as band director at Mantachie High School, Josh Robinson was arrested, accused of having sex with a student. “We had a show cause hearing today and determined there was enough evidence to charge him,” Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – An Alcorn County businessman will spend the next 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to the enticement of a child for sexual purposes. Justin L. Plunk, 29, the owner of a computer business in Corinth, entered a guilty plea in late June, on the day his trial was set to […]

Daily Journal IUKA – A Tishomingo County woman is facing felony domestic violence charges after allegedly stabbing her husband multiple times. Julie Ann Newcomb, 37, of County Road 206 Burnsville, was charged with aggravated assault-domestic violence. Since she was on probation at the time, the Mississippi Department of Corrections has placed a hold on Newcomb. […]

Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Two men are facing kidnapping charges for separate events in Prentiss County earlier this month. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said his department got a call from a concerned family member on Sept. 7 and went to the house to check on the woman. When deputies arrived, they discovered the woman […]

Daily Journal IUKA – Officers responding to a burglary in progress arrested a man on felony drug charges. Around 5 a.m. Monday, a North Street resident in Tishomingo called 911 and reported someone had just broken into their house. The residents of the house held the suspect until Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived. During a […]

Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – A man who refused to cooperate with Prentiss County Sheriff’s deputies now faces a felony charge of assaulting an officer. Deputies responded to a disturbance Monday at a County Road 5011 Booneville residence. When they arrived, Russell Ray Hutcheson, 35, ran into the woods. Deputies were later called back to the […]


By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Recent motions filed by both sides in a wrongful death suit over the shooting death of Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert now await a ruling by a federal judge before the civil case can proceed. The defendants in the suit want to halt civil proceedings until the U.S. Justice Department […]