By Adrian Sainz Associated Press COURTLAND – Jessica Chambers was a former cheerleader and softball player who had started a new job and hoped to begin college next year, friends and relatives say. She liked to smile and playfully stick out her tongue at people. She was friendly and trusting of others, making her mother […]

JACKSON (AP) – The lawyer for indicted former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to push back the Jan. 5 trial date. John Colette, in a motion filed Thursday, wrote he received 75 discs of government evidence against Epps Tuesday and needs more time to review it. He’s asking U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal An early morning car chase landed a Memphis man in jail in Monroe County. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Tollie Devaughn Campbell, 34, of Memphis, on Thursday. The arrest was the result of a pursuit that began in Itawamba County and ended in Monroe County at approximately 2:48 […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Police have arrested a Nettleton mother and son in connection with an Evergreen area burglary. According to Jason Dickinson the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Landon Harlow, 21, and Donna Harlow, 48, both of Liberty Road, Nettleton, were arrested on Monday and charged with burglarizing an Evergreen home. While the […]


By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department have released the names of two suspects in a Thanksgiving Day armed robbery. Michael Shane Earnest, 23, of 129 Kornegay Drive, Fulton, and Corey Lee Raines, 23, of 6750 Dorsey Evergreen Road, Fulton, have both been charged with armed robbery and failure […]


By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – The Oxford Police Department has charged two men with robbery and will charge a third suspect later. According to Oxford Police Maj. Jeff McCutchen, investigators arrested Cody St. John, 19, of Covington, Tenn., and Ketrick Saulsberry, 20, of Lake Cormorant. Both are charged with one count of robbery. […]

Daily Journal SALTILLO – Lee County investigators are still looking for answers in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday afternoon outside of Saltillo. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said there is nothing new to report on the deaths of Danny Tutor, 58, and Shelia Tutor, 50, both of 156 County Road 521. Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green […]

By Adrian Sainz Associated Press COURTLAND – Jessica Chambers was a regular at the rural convenience store gas station where Ali Fadhel worked, and the two often chatted. On Saturday, she came by in a dark-colored sweater and pajama pants that looked like sweats. She put $14 worth of gas in her car, more than […]


By William Moore Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Law enforcement arrested two Prentiss County men Tuesday night after a high-speed chase from New Albany to Tupelo. Around 9:30 p.m., the New Albany Police Department attempted to pull over a 1988 Chevrolet pickup on a routine traffic stop. The driver refused to stop and sped away, […]