By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Some details of a proposed police advisory board in Tupelo were presented to a U.S. Justice Department representative Wednesday morning. Walter Atkinson, with the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service, suggested the general public have a chance to offer comment on the potential board. Some members of the working […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – While a Lee County Jail inmate continues to recuperate from an accident that took his lower leg, no charges have been filed in the September car-garbage truck wreck. Vincent Edwards, 23, was working on a county garbage truck on County Road 300 on Sept. 6. A car ran […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mooreville man who led law enforcement on a high speed chase through two counties Monday is being held on a $100,000 bond. John W. Newell, 54, of County Road 1595, was formally charged with felony fleeing in Lee County Justice Court on Wednesday. Tupelo Police Department detective Matt Wiginton said […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A man wanted in connection with a pair of home invasions just outside the Tupelo city limits has been captured. U.S. Marshals brought Darien Mitchell Graham, 20, of Tupelo, to the Lee County Jail Wednesday morning. He is facing armed robbery and burglary of a dwelling charges. Lee County Sheriff Jim […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times One of a group of five individuals charged with capital murder for shooting a Mantachie man has pleaded to a lesser charge. Tonisha A. Johnson, 20, of Tupelo, entered a guilty before Judge Thomas Gardner III to armed robbery using a deadly weapon, during Itawamba County Circuit Court’s September […]

Monroe Journal BIGBEE – A Pontotoc man was airlifted after a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday. The accident occurred just east of Highway 371 on Highway 6 East at approximately 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Criss Turnipseed. A white 2001 Toyota Celica driven by Logan Passmore, 19, of Pontotoc, was […]

COLUMBUS (AP) – A first-term Mississippi lawmaker has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Lowndes County jail records show 43-year-old state Rep. Kabir Karriem of Columbus was arrested Tuesday. He was released on his own recognizance, and is scheduled for a Columbus Municipal Court appearance on Oct. 27. Karriem did not immediately […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: A white Tupelo police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man on June 18, prompting unrest and demands from some activists for greater oversight of the city’s police department. In response, Mayor Jason Shelton and the Tupelo City Council appointed a committee of city leaders and private citizens to study whether a civilian […]


By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A U.S. Department of Justice representative will visit the city this week to evaluate ongoing efforts by Tupelo leaders to rebuild trust in the police department. Walter Atkinson with the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service will be in Tupelo on Wednesday by invitation, said the city’s Chief Operations […]