Daily Journal Several weeks after a loaded syringe was discovered by police in his car, a Booneville man faces drug charges. Jackie Sims, 59, was arrested Sunday after being served a warrant during a traffic stop. Police say a search of the vehicle turned up a pipe and a syringe. Sims was served the warrant […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal HATLEY – A tip to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics led authorities to the discovery of four marijuana plants at least 12 feet tall and three feet in diameter early Tuesday afternoon. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Frank Maxcy, 70, of Hatley is charged with manufacturing of […]

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Saltillo Fire Chief Mark Nowell uses a thermal imaging camera to look at Capt. Richard Gann, left, and Deputy Chief Chris Jenkins.

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – The Saltillo Fire Department has a pair of new tools in its arsenal, thanks to the generosity of the community. Both of the city’s fire engines are now equipped with thermal imaging cameras. “Last spring we started fund raising and the community has been very generous to us,” […]

Daily Journal An Amory man has been arrested on a weapons charge. Erik Walker Burks, 32, was arrested Monday and has been charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Bond has not been set, and Burks is being housed in the Monroe County Detention Center.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A pair of fundraisers will provide Christmas presents and scholarships for the children of two slain and one injured law enforcement officer. The Officers Down 5k is set for downtown Tupelo on Sept. 27. A separate raffle is selling $5 chances for two Glock pistols or two Yeti […]


By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A Saturday traffic stop on U.S. Highway 72 in Alcorn County has led to the arrest of a suspect on drug charges. Paul Jeffery Glasgow, 57, of 19 County Road 429, Corinth, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, said county narcotics […]

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Tupelo Municipal Court could leave Court Street in a new plan by officials and take over the police station once it moves.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Plans for taxpayer improvements of up to $150,000 for roof and front building improvements at Tupelo Municipal Court have paused – possibly forever. The Tupelo Police Department’s plan to move into a new $10 million headquarters on four acres at Front and Franklin streets could allow city court […]

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – An early Saturday morning one-vehicle accident has claimed the lives of two Ripley teenagers. Tippah County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chris McCalister confirmed that Diana Johnson, 19, and Chris Blackmon, 18, were in a 2006 Chevy Malibu when the driver, Johnson, lost control of the vehicle and struck […]

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal AMORY – The community that hosted five children last summer while their parents were going through a divorce came together Thursday in their memory, just days after their bodies were recovered on a rural hilltop in Alabama. A crowd at Amory Church of Christ remembered South Carolina children Merah, 8; […]