Pedestrian killed on Highway 78 remains unidentified

Daily Journal A pedestrian who was struck and killed Saturday morning in Union County has yet to be identified. The Mississippi Highway...

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is expected to remain closed to the general public until Dec. 1. Andy Prosser, deputy commissioner of agriculture, tells WJTV in Jackson the facility will be made available to individuals or groups who had already scheduled rentals for events. Three buildings – a children’s barnyard, a […]

George Mitchell has been missing since Friday. (Courtesy)

Monroe Journal The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office requests assistance of the public in locating a missing person from the area. George “Gregory” Mitchell, 54, is 5-foot-6 and weighs 179 pounds. Mitchell drives a 2000 Chevrolet S10 truck navy blue in color with a Monroe County license plate. He was last seen on Hatley-Detroit Road after […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of West St. John High School quarterbacks coach Juan Joseph. Investigators say the 27-year-old was shot during an argument early Sunday outside a nightclub near College Drive and Interstate 10. Cpl. L’Jean McKneely says Joseph and two other men were walking toward a […]


By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Jail escapee Garnett Hughes was recaptured about 8:30 p.m. Sunday and returned to Alcorn County Jail. Chief Ralph Dance of the Corinth Police Department said Hughes, 26, of Belzoni, was apprehended after breaking into the back entrance of a residence on Tate Street and hiding in […]

By William Moore Daily Journal CORINTH – Alcorn County authorities searched all night Friday and into Saturday for a man who escaped Friday afternoon from the Alcorn County Detention Facility. “He is still on the loose,” Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy David Derrick said Saturday afternoon. “We are following every lead but haven’t got […]


By William Moore Daily Journal CORINTH – Authorities are still hunting for one of two men who escaped from the Alcorn County Detention Facility Friday afternoon. Officials said it appears Garnett Hughes, 26, and Mike Massey, 42, overpowered a guard and fled the Corinth facility. Massey was captured within minutes. Hughes, who escaped in a […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – A two-alarm fire at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum was believed to have started in a barn, but fire investigators were sifting through the charred debris to determine the exact cause, fire officials said Friday. Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Ricky Davis did not give a timetable […]

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Amory fireman Tony Garza gives a description of the fire as Bubba Bennett of the Evergreen-Carolina VFD writes up the report of the Friday morning fire in the Cayson community.

  By William Moore Daily Journal CAYSON – No one was injured in a Friday morning fire that left a rental home in the Cayson community heavily damaged. Volunteer firemen from Cayson, Evergreen-Carolina and Amory fire departments responded to the fire around 9:15 a.m. at 30322 Highway 371 in north Monroe County. “The folks who […]

Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Three people were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit arrested Kenneth George Adair, 71, of Tupelo; Jamie Leigh Parker, 27, of Tupelo; and Crystal Adair Bosch, 37, of Tupelo. The arrests were the result of a traffic stop in the Hamilton area. […]