By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – The bodies of five children whose grandparents and great-grandparents live in Amory and who were reported missing in South Carolina were found Tuesday afternoon in Wilcox County, Alabama. The father of the children, Timothy Jones, Jr., was arrested on an unrelated charge in Smith County, Mississippi, where […]


By William Moore Daily Journal ABERDEEN – A suspicious letter caused a portion of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse in Aberdeen to be shut down for a few hours Tuesday. According to Inspector Greg Loftin of the U.S. Marshals, powder in a package alerted a mailroom worker around 10:15 a.m. “People are trained to look for […]

By Joyce Brock Southern Sentinel COTTON PLANT – A drug seizure in the Cotton Plant area of Tippah County has yielded approximately 165 plants of marijuana, along with other contraband, according to Tippah County Sheriff Karl Gaillard. Law enforcement officers from Tippah County Sheriff’s Department, Union County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – According to Jeff Woodfin, Chief Deputy with the U.S. Marshal’s District Headquarters in Oxford, authorities are investigating a suspicious package with a powdery substance that was reported at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday at the Thad Cochran Bankruptcy Courthouse in Aberdeen. “We don’t believe it’s anything hazardous, but we’re […]

Daily Journal A Tupelo man has been arrested on a drug selling charge. Kenneth George Adair, 71, was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit on Monday after a traffic stop on Old Highway 25. Adair is charged with sale of a controlled substance. Bond has not been set for Adair, who is […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Parks and Rec officials are asking the public to help them catch vandals who have damaged Tupelo’s parks over the summer. The latest damage is a broken concrete bench and a table top lifted from its leg at Ballard Park. Parks and rec officials posted a photo […]

Monroe Journal A Nettleton man was arrested on a meth charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit arrested Timothy Wayne Jenkins, 43, on Tuesday. Jenkins is charged with possession of ICE, which is a form of meth. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on Seymore Road. Bond was set at $10,000 […]

Daily Journal Two men arrested in a recent standoff in Monroe County now face sexual battery charges. Affidavits were signed at Monroe County Justice Court on Steven Alton Brantley, 53, and David Glen Little, 35, both of Nettleton, for sexual battery. Bond has not been set for the men, who were jailed after an Aug. […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a state judge’s ruling that a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Charles Webster in Coahoma County issued the ruling in 2012 in a wrongful death lawsuit seeking […]