Daily Journal OXFORD – An Oxford woman was arrested Friday and charged with embezzlement. According to Oxford Police, the owner of Chaney’s Pharmacy filed charges against Carrie Cowart, 25. During her initial court appearance, bond was set at $25,000.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Sheriff’s elections traditionally gather a lot of interest – and a lot of candidates. More than 60 candidates are vying for the top lawman position in the 16 Northeast Mississippi counties covered by the Daily Journal. Only Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson and Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson […]

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After taking down the armed “shooter,” an officer slowly approaches during a training scenario Friday afternoon at the Tupelo Middle School.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Armed police officers roamed the halls of Tupelo Middle School on Friday afternoon in search of an armed man who had shot at least one person. While the scenario could have been real, it was only a drill that instructors ran over and over for law enforcement officers […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Eleven people are running for four Lee County constable positions in the upcoming elections. Two of the races will be settled in the Republican primary, possibly through a runoff. The two races on the south end of the county will have to wait for the November general election […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – BestColleges.com recently ranked Mississippi State University the no. 12 safest college campus in the country on its list of the 50 safest college campuses. The website compiled the list using the latest information from the IPEDS and College Navigator databases, which are sources maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. […]

By William Moore Daily Journal CORINTH – Just days after being arrested on grand larceny charges and facing state embezzlement charges, Alcorn County Supervisor Jimmy “Dal” Nelms resigned from office and pulled out of the upcoming election. Alcorn County Chancery Clerk Bobby Marolt said Nelms turned in his resignation by letter Friday afternoon. “I got […]

By William Moore Daily Journal PITTSBORO – Two Calhoun County residents have been arrested in connection with the death of Billy Covington. Frankie T. Jones, 26, of Pittsboro, was charged with first degree murder, and Ashley Hobson, 24, of Calhoun City, was charged with accessory after the fact. During their arraignments Friday, bond for Jones […]

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a new trial for Franklin Fitzpatrick, who was convicted of capital murder in the 2010 fatal shooting of a Tippah County sheriff’s deputy. Fitzpatrick, now 30, was convicted in 2013 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Fitzpatrick, who was on parole for two […]

CORINTH (AP) – An Alcorn County supervisor, already under indictment on state embezzlement charges, has been arrested in Corinth after he allegedly posed as an auto parts store employee and took a money bag. Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance told media outlets that Supervisor Jimmy “Dal” Nelms turned himself in to police Thursday. A bond […]