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State Supreme Court denies Scruggs appeal

By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – The state’s highest court ruled that an insurance agent and insurance company were right to...

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo’s police rode up and down the parking lot, blue lights flashing, at a recent Friday night’s football game. But they weren’t in a patrol car. It was the first chance for the general public to see the department’s newly decked-out golf cart. “Since the parking lot is […]

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SHANNON – A south Lee County man was killed Friday morning when he was struck by a vehicle while walking along Highway 145 near the Brewer Road exit. The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene between Shannon and Verona around 7:15 a.m. and found the victim. The man had no identification on him at […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A three-vehicle accident broke open a natural gas line on Highway 8 west of Houston on Friday morning, snarling traffic and hurting two people. The accident saw a natural gas regulator in the right-of-way sheared off at its base and natural gas spewing into the air. Emergency crews […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A 28-year-old Tupelo man pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Lee County Circuit Court in connection with the August 2013 death of former teacher Elizabeth “Betty” Montgomery. John Shannon Gillentine submitted his plea to Judge Jim Pounds around 10:30 a.m. and was immediately taken into custody. He will remain […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – A man accused of killing two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace Parkway in August will have to wait another month before changing his plea. Donnie William Sartain was set to change his plea Oct. 30 in an Oxford courtroom. Instead, Sartain, 50, of Tishomingo, will stand before U.S. […]

Monroe Journal An Aberdeen man is in jail after allegedly chasing someone and causing a wreck. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Antoine Terrell Griffin Jr., 20, on Monday. Griffin is accused of chasing another vehicle on Highway 25 South. While chasing that vehicle, Griffin allegedly hit another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 25 […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Oxford Police Department will start routinely arresting Uber drivers, as it does people who operate other unlicensed taxis. Internet-based Uber connects potential passengers with nearby private automobile owners who contract with the company. Operating in 45 countries, the company website lists service in more than 120 North American […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A Lee County deputy was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Sept. 30 shooting of an armed suspect. The deputy, who Sheriff Jim Johnson refused to identify, will return to active duty immediately. Following the shooting, the department called in an outside agency to handle the investigation. Capt. […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – A New Albany nurse was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance. According to Attorney General Jim Hood, Audrey Lillian Robinson, 33, of Tupelo, turned herself in to authorities Tuesday after being indicted by a Union County Grand Jury on two counts of illegally obtaining possession of a controlled substance […]