By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal A man suspected in a New Albany shooting was arrested on Monday in Arkansas. Quentin Gilbert was arrested without incident Monday in West Memphis, Arkansas. Gilbert is wanted by New Albany Police Department following an early morning shooting on Sunday. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson said two men fought […]

By Joyce Brock Southern Advocate LAMAR – One man has died and another has been arrested following an early Saturday morning dog attack in Benton County. According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Department, David Glass was attacked by three pit bulls at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday morning. He was found at approximately 5 a.m. and […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi prison officials say they’re working to erase a backlog of parole cases, as a legislative watchdog group recommends. The Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee released a report Monday that says some inmates are not receiving parole hearings the first month they’re eligible. PEER says that’s […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Police are currently searching for a man believed to be involved in an early morning shooting in New Albany. Two men were fighting at about 4 a.m. Sunday at 501 Hobson Ave., New Albany, when one shot the other in the leg, said New Albany Police Chief […]

By William Moore Daily Journal ABERDEEN – A federal jury deliberated more than seven hours Friday before deciding the City of Tupelo retaliated against Letisha Mitchell and awarded her $65,000. Mitchell, a former bailiff in Tupelo Municipal Court, sued the city for unspecified damages, alleging discrimination and retaliation. The trial began Monday in U.S. District […]

Daily Journal ABERDEEN – An eight-person federal jury is deciding Letisha Mitchell’s discrimination case against the City of Tupelo. After a five days of testimony, the jury received the case around 4:30 Friday afternoon and was still deliberating at 9:30 p.m. At press time, it was not clear if the jury would continue deliberations Saturday […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – If you’ve placed a classified ad recently in the Daily Journal and somebody calls you after it’s appeared and asks for your credit card number, don’t give it to them. It’s a scam. Four Daily Journal classified customers have called the newspaper this week saying someone claiming to be from the […]


Daily Journal WALNUT – A peaceful ride turned tragic for four DeSoto County motorcyclists Friday afternoon in northern Tippah County. The four men were traveling east along US Highway 72 near Walnut around 1 p.m. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol officers on the scene, it appears that Robert Earnhart, 58, of Southaven, lost control of […]

By Hope Cross Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory Police have arrested a man in connection to a stolen boat. Christopher Wayne Hester, 36, of Nettleton, has been charged with grand larceny. On Thursday, Amory Police received a report of a boat theft from a business on Highway 25 North in Amory. A tip was received […]