Daily Journal A Monroe County man died Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident. Glenn Allen Garrett, 40, of Wren, was found inside his badly damaged Ford F-150 around 3 p.m. today, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley. Garrett was not wearing his seat belt and died from multiple trauma. There were no witnesses to the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal SHANNON – A head-on collision between two vehicles south of Shannon claimed the life of a Tupelo man. The wreck occurred around 8 a.m. on Highway 245 south of Shannon, near County Road 54, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Michael Simmons Jr., 32, of Tupelo, was the driver of […]

By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Court of Appeals denied a motion that could have granted an Itawamba County man a new trial. Timothy Sharp, 56, petitioned the court for post-conviction relief after his accuser recanted her testimony in 2012, nearly a dozen years after the 2001 trial in Itawamba Circuit Court. […]

LUCEDALE (AP) – A George County sheriff’s deputy died when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree. Sheriff Dean Howell says 24-year-old John Robert Street was killed just before 2 a.m. Tuesday while responding to an accident on Mississippi Highway 57. Howell says in a news release that Street was a full-time officer […]


By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Juvenile Detention Center will charge more to house young offenders from other counties starting Jan. 1. The Lee County Board of Supervisors on Monday raised the daily rate to $130. The center currently charges other counties $90 a day; the state average is $125, […]

Associated Press Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and his security officer were not injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident in Collins. The Highway Patrol says Reeves and his security detail were driving a Patrol F150 pickup truck when it collided with a Buick Century about 12:43 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 49 and Cold […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A fight at the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility on Sunday night involved about a half-dozen inmates and prompted the prison to go into lockdown and call in officers to settle inmates down. Chickasaw County Sheriff Jimmy Simmons said a fight broke out about 10:30 p.m. and staff, […]

Daily Journal A memorial service honoring Tupelo Police Sgt. Gale Stauffer will be held Dec. 23 at Fairpark. Stauffer was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 23, 2013, when he was shot by a bank robber. Officer Joseph Maher also was shot but lived. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 2:45 p.m. […]

Daily Journal A Coffeeville woman has been charged with uttering forgery. On Thursday, Oxford Police arrested Zlonda June Sexton, 37, and charged her. Her bond was set at $2,500.