Two demonstrations approved for Saturday in Tupelo

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Two separate public demonstrations will take place Saturday at opposite ends of Tupelo and at...

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal On any given day, more than $35 million worth of merchandise is stolen from retail stores across the country by shoplifters – amateurs and professionals alike – who steal clothing, jewelry, electronics and a host of other items, including food. Some sneak quickly and quietly with the merchandise, others make […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – It took police less than two days to find the man responsible for a Wednesday robbery. Police were called to the Brooksville Garden apartment complex on Everglade Avenue for an armed robbery on Wednesday. The following day, police issued an arrest warrant for Edward Lamar Ware, 30, of Starkville. On Friday, […]

OXFORD (AP) – A former University of Mississippi student has been sentenced to a year’s probation plus 50 hours community service for placing a noose on the statue of the school’s first black student. Multiple news outlets report 21-year-old Austin Reed Edenfield, of Kennesaw, Georgia, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Mike Mills, who […]

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette The Union County Sheriff’s Department has reported a series of arrests over the past few weeks involving drug and burglary charges. In the first case, deputies stopped James Knighton, 31, of New Albany, for a traffic offense on July 12 in Myrtle. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Knighton was found […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The best way to keep valuables away from thieves is to keep doors locked. Earlier this week, residents in the neighborhood just south of Thomas Street Elementary woke to discover nine unlocked cars had been entered overnight. Two pistols and a small amount of cash were taken. Tuesday […]

STARKVILLE – A 20-year-old Starkville woman is facing felony charges after assaulting a man in a business parking lot last week. The Starkville Police Department responded to Walmart on Highway 12 West on July 14 where they found a man with a deep cut. Treanna Jefferson was arrested on the scene and charged with aggravated […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A physician associated with a company that provides health care for prisoners has been indicted on charges of bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unsealed a July 13 indictment charging Dr. Carl Reddix, 57, with six counts of bribery and one count of […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Charleston Berry knows what he wants to do with his life – become a law enforcement officer. The rising Tupelo High School 11th grader has spent the last two summers in the Tupelo Police Department’s Junior Police Academy. “To me, law enforcement is my way to give back […]

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An Okolona Police car blocks the entrance of the Renasant Bank on Church Street after a robbery Tuesday.

Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Renasant Bank south of town was robbed Tuesday morning, and authorities are searching for the suspects. The suspects, two black males dressed in black with hoodies and blue bandanas over their faces, entered the bank about 10:21 a.m. and demanded cash. Tellers complied, and the robbers left the bank […]