Daily Journal OXFORD – The Mississippi Highway Patrol announced in a press release Thursday afternoon it has completed its investigation concerning the traffic crash that claimed the life of Anthony Hervey from Oxford on Sunday. Investigators say Hervey, 49, was the driver of a 2005 Ford Explorer traveling westbound in the left lane of Highway […]

Monroe Journal A Hatley man is in jail on a drug charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department arrested Frankie Bo Bruff, 29, of Hatley on Wednesday. Bruff has been charged with a felony for possession of meth (ICE). He remains in the custody of the Monroe County Adult Detention Center and is awaiting arraignment.

Daily Journal BOONVILLE – Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate a head-on collision on Highway 4 in Tippah County that claimed the life of a Booneville man Thursday morning. Troopers responded to the crash four miles west of the Prentiss County line at approximately 7:10 a.m. Thursday Jason M. Ford, 34, of Booneville, […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – A Ripley nurse is facing charges she took controlled substances away from patients. Attorney General Jim Hood said that Sarah Lepard, 27, of Ripley, turned herself into authorities Wednesday after being indicted by a Tippah County Grand Jury on two counts of acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance or […]


Daily Journal JACKSON – Chancery Court Judge Talmadge Littlejohn filed a motion Wednesday asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to rehear his suspension and fine. In mid-June, the state’s highest court ordered the First Chancery District judge suspended without pay for 30 days, publicly reprimanded, fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $1,600 in court costs. Littlejohn […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Deputies have arrested two women accused of stealing a car and smuggling narcotics into Itawamba County. Rita J. Buckingham, 42, of Shannon, and Lori June Schmidt, 44, of Nettleton, were arrested by Itawamba County deputies in Tremont on Sunday. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press OXFORD – In a town where Confederate soldier statues stand sentinel on the courthouse square and a university campus, Anthony Hervey remained an anomaly – a black man who draped himself in the Confederate battle flag and publicly declared his loyalty to the secessionist Lost Cause and his belief […]

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Cadet Julie Phan, 16, shoots at the target during the Junior Police Academy on Tuesday evening at the North Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Nearly 20 teenage boys and girls gave up two weeks of their summers to go to the Junior Police Academy – a cross between summer camp, boot camp and CSI. For several campers, this is their second summer to be immersed in the world of law enforcement. “It […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – An investigation into burglaries at the Oxford Intermediate School and the City Pool resulted in the arrest of a juvenile and an adult. Authorities were alerted to the crimes Friday, and surveillance video from the scenes led police to two suspected juveniles. After interviewing the juveniles and their families, they were […]