Jury finds Quinn guilty of capital murder

STARKVILLE (AP) – An Oktibbeha County man has been convicted of capital murder in the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend in 2008....

Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Dwight Bowling has filed an official notice of his intent to appeal his 300-month prison sentence. The former Smithville football coach filed the notice last week after Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson reinstated his 300-month sentence on charges of enticement of a minor. The reinstatement came after Bowling appealed […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal SALTILLO – Emergency responders and public safety officials in Lee County expect to have better communication connectivity and coverage with a new digital radio system. The upgrade – which has been in the works in one stage or another for over a decade – will connect the many Lee County […]

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Firefighters battle a blaze at Houlka Attendance Center on Wednesday afternoon. A cause of the fire is not known.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board met in emergency session Wednesday afternoon after a fire heavily damaged Houlka Attendance Center the week before classes were to start for the new school year. The fire destroyed the portion of the school that housed fifth and sixth grades, the auditorium, an […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A former Alcorn County employee last week reinstated her sexual harassment lawsuit against the sheriff in federal court. U.S. District Judge Debra Brown stopped proceedings in the suit brought by former sheriff’s department employee Michelle Cohoon-Loyd against Sheriff Charles Rinehart in April after the Equal Employment […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – A Wheeler man remains in custody in Prentiss County Jail on a $150,000 bond in connection with multiple drug and firearm charges. Joseph “Joe” Randolph Moore, 47, was arrested July 22, at a Highway 30 West residence near Frankstown when county narcotics investigators, deputies, Booneville narcotics […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The future Fire Station 1 is on track to open ahead of schedule, and department personnel are understandably eager to move in. The facility on McElroy Drive will replace the current Station 1 on North Lamar, adding a gym, expanded living space and four truck bays in place […]

IUKA (AP) – Former death row inmate Michelle Byrom’s attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband’s death in 1999. But David Calder of Oxford tells The Clarion-Ledger that Byrom could not post even a $10,000 bond. Byrom was sent to the […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal OXFORD – Two men convicted in 2011 for a kickback-bribery scheme at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville will have some of their charges retried. U.S. District Court Judge Neal B. Biggers last week ordered a retrial of Lee Garner’s three counts of fraud and one count of bribery and […]

Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Okolona police have arrested a man on robbery charges after he allegedly brandished a knife and robbed a convenience store in Okolona just after midnight Thursday. Okolona Assistant Police Chief Dwight Parker said authorities arrested Quentin Horton, 32, of Okolona, on charges of armed robbery, and he is […]