By David Helms Pontotoc Progress A 19-year-old Pontotoc County man was seriously injured around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a one-vehicle accident on Palestine Road in southwestern Pontotoc County, according to Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask. Mask said Josh Estes, 19, of Highway 9 South, Pontotoc, was air-lifted by helicopter to North Mississippi Medical Center shortly […]


By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – An 18-wheeler rolled over into the median of U.S. 72 near Highway 25 and disrupted traffic for hours. According to the Iuka Police Department, the Trimac Transportation tanker truck did not hit anything when it wrecked around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. The truck blocked both eastbound lanes and traffic […]

KOSSUTH (AP) – A Corinth firefighter has died from injuries sustained in a one vehicle wreck. Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones tells The Daily Corinthian that 41-year-old Ronald Franks was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday’s accident on a county road near Kossuth. Fire Chief Billy Briggs says Franks was found inside his wrecked […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A Lee County mother faces up to five years in jail after her 4-year-old son was found wandering a county road alone. A passing motorist found the child walking along County Road 47 without any supervision early Tuesday afternoon. The man took the cold, wet child home and […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Local law enforcement officials have charged two people in connection with a series of thefts during the summer of last year. James Ray Dew, 25, of 7292 County Road 630, Shubuta, was charged on Jan. 27 with two counts of burglary of a commercial building and two counts of […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Oxford Police arrested a pair of men Tuesday on separate felony charges. According to Maj. Jeff McCutchen, the investigation into an August 2014 burglary at Cambridge Station where appliances were stolen, led officers to Decarlos Curtis, 27, of Charleston. He was charged with burglary of a commercial building. Bond was set […]

Chickasaw Journal THORN – A Thorn man has died in a single-vehicle accident after his truck left the road and struck a bridge Tuesday afternoon northwest of Houston. Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon said James Phillip Long, 53, of Thorn, was south bound on County Road 20, just north of the Thorn Grocery intersection, when […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Board of Supervisors took the first step Tuesday toward providing additional benefits for officers injured in the line of duty. Sheriff Jim Johnson presented a line-of-duty leave benefit policy at Tuesday’s board meeting. The proposed policy, developed by Johnson, board attorney Gary Carnathan and […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – State Auditor Stacey Pickering was in Itawamba County on Tuesday morning to announce his office had recovered nearly $198,000 of the $503,000 in funds misappropriated by Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Jim Witt. The money was paid by Witt’s bonding company, Western Surety, in early February. The money […]