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...

Daily Journal TUPELO – The next 27 days will determine if eight elected officials can advance plans for a new police headquarters or whether the estimated $10 million project requires a citywide referendum. Unanimous City Council approval Tuesday announcing intent to pursue up to $10 million in general obligation bonds triggered the period for opposition […]


By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – A man accused of killing two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace Parkway in August is set to change his plea Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in an Oxford courtroom. Donnie William Sartain, 50, of Tishomingo, will stand before U.S. District Judge Michael Mills and change his plea on […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – On Friday, Oxford Police Officers arrested Robert Pickett and Gary Welch, ages unavailable, both of Jackson, for felony shoplifting. The charge resulted from assertions made by Walmart loss prevention personnel. Bond was set at $5,000 for Pickett; a previous bond for Welch was revoked.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – A City Council decision today will bring Police Chief Bart Aguirre closer to shoveling the most meaningful pile of dirt in his law enforcement career. Aguirre has worked with an architect on details and design for the city’s first new police headquarters in 58 years. But now the […]


By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A Corinth man charged in the deaths of two brothers found in their burned home has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and other charges and was sentenced Monday to two life sentences. Sirdon Greer, 28, pleaded guilty in the Feb. 13 deaths of James […]


By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – Bond was set for a Booneville man Monday who was charged with aggravated assault in a Sunday shooting in Prentiss County. Jimmy Senter, 22, is being held in Prentiss County Jail on a $100,000 bond, said Sheriff Randy Tolar. The victim, Tim Reed, suffered two gunshot […]

Daily Journal A man died in a one-vehicle accident on the Natchez Trace on Saturday. U.S. Park Rangers and Webster County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene near milepost 211, where a Honda Accord driven by Deep Bharucha, 26, of Ackerman, had left the road. Preliminary information indicates that Bharucha’s car, which was traveling south, […]

Monroe Journal A Hamilton man faces a controlled substance charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Tyler Myers, 31, on Saturday. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on Cockerham Road. Myers is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond has not been set, and Myers is still in custody […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau OXFORD – Oxford Police Deputy Chief James Owens said the department is investigating two similar robberies that occurred on Saturday between 10:30 and 11 p.m. One victim reported being struck in the head from behind and having his wallet taken near FNB Bank on North Lamar. A second […]