State Supreme Court denies Scruggs appeal

By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – The state’s highest court ruled that an insurance agent and insurance company were right to...

By William Moore Daily Journal WEST POINT – A Starkville man, 18, is facing the death penalty in connection with the death of a 2-month-old child. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said emergency responders were called to 9630 Griffith Road in the western part of the county on Oct. 8. Iriana Mullins was airlifted to […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau OXFORD – Oxford and Lafayette County authorities are continuing their joint investigation into Monday’s apparent murder-suicide. The deceased were identified as Sharon Pegues Orange, 50, of 30 County Road 215, Oxford, and Michael Vernon Orange, 53, of 307 County Road 105, Oxford. Sharon Pegues Orange was the estranged […]

By William Moore Daily Journal FULTON – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a Friday afternoon crash in Itawamba County that claimed the life of a Florida woman. At 5:20 p.m. Oct. 10, troopers responded to US 78 east of Fulton, about one mile west on State Highway 25. The preliminary investigation showed that […]

Oxford Citizen The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Timothy Stanford, 43, on Monday, charging him with one count of armed robbery and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Sheriff’s Investigator Alan Wilburn said Stanford is from in Chicago but had recently been living in Lafayette County. The arrest stemmed from a […]

Monroe Journal A Georgia man has been charged with grand larceny. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Dale Warren, 34, of Lyons, Georgia, on Tuesday. Warren is accused of stealing approximately $1,500 worth of coins from a Smithville residence in August. Warren was taken into custody by the Lyons County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia […]


By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Two Lafayette County residents are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Monday morning. The violence began on St. Andrews Circle, an upscale neighborhood in Oxford. A homeowner called emergency responders after hearing a disturbance outside. Officers arrived shortly and found the body of Sharon Pegues Orange, who was employed […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – The attorney general’s office is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a death row inmate’s appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Charles Ray Crawford, 48, is on death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County. In his […]

Daily Journal A Mantachie man has died after crashing his motorcycle late Thursday night. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Christopher D. McCollum, 46, was traveling north on Highway 25 in Itawamba County when he apparently lost control of his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, left the roadway and struck a tree. The accident happened near the […]


By William Moore Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – A routine traffic stop led to a brief chase and multiple charges for a Belmont man. Prentiss County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop Eric Shane Bond, 32, on Wednesday night. He did not stop for the officers, instead leading them to a residence just off County Road 5481. […]