By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippians have opportunities next weekend to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of any unused, unwanted or expired medications. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will collect prescription drugs Friday and the Tupelo Police Department will do the same Saturday. The service is free and anonymous. […]

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Shell casings litter Main Street in Nettleton following a shooting that left three dead on Wednesday.

By JB Clark Daily Journal NETTLETON – Debra Worthy was in Tupelo around noon Wednesday when her son called to tell her about the shooting happening just outside his front door – an incident that left three people dead. “He called me so I would know before I heard it in the news or on […]


By JB Clark Daily Journal LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office took possession of a large quantity of high-grade marijuana, uncut cocaine and crack cocaine during a traffic stop Tuesday. It is now searching for the driver of the vehicle who fled immediately after being pulled over in the area of Green Tee […]

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Investagators secure the scene and the patrol car of the Nettleton Police Officer who was involved in a shooting on Wednesday.

By JB Clark Daily Journal NETTLETON – What began as a fight among family members Wednesday ended with two dead along Main Street in Nettleton’s downtown and one pronounced dead at North Mississippi Medical Center after being transported by helicopter. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said four people were in a car leaving United Furniture […]

Daily Journal According to reports, the Lyceum at the University of Mississippi has been evacuated. An Ole Miss emergency alert states: “A suspicious package was received at the Lyceum. The area is contained and Lyceum has been evacuated. Police, fire, and Emergency Management personnel are on the scene. Please avoid the Lyceum area until further […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court has set out a timetable for attorneys for a death row inmate to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction. In refusing to set an execution date for Charles Ray Crawford in March, the Supreme Court said […]

This is the 4th article in this series. If you haven’t read Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 yet, check them out. TUPELO – Lee County prosecutor James Moore plans to investigate possible criminal wrongdoing related to the North Lee County Water Association, a nonprofit organization that recently fired a whistleblowing employee for disclosing […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal MEMPHIS – No charges are being filed at this time against a Pontotoc County Sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a shooting on Beale Street in Memphis on Saturday morning. A public information officer with the Memphis Police Department said details of the shooting were presented to the Shelby County […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Action on a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department employee against the sheriff and Alcorn County may be delayed in federal court. Michelle Cohoon-Loyd, who worked in the sheriff’s office until Aug. 23, 2012, as administrative assistant to Sheriff Charles Rinehart, filed […]