By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau OXFORD – The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Foundation is warning of an apparent scam that falsely uses the organization’s name. “We are hearing reports of a company in Illinois selling advertising space on magnets for a chamber of commerce sponsored information packet,” said Chamber CEO Jon […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – Two men have been arrested and charged with grand larceny. Tyler C. Robinson, 27, of Pontotoc, and Matthew C. Whiteside, 31, of Tupelo, were arrested March 20 after officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on South Veterans Boulevard. While on scene, officers discovered that Robinson and Whiteside had sold […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Two men have been arrested in connection to separate burglaries. The Tupelo Police Department has charged Michael E. Taylor, 48, of Tupelo, with burglary of a dwelling and DUI third offense. TPD responded to a burglary call on Clayton Street at 10 p.m. on March 31, with the home owner reporting […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – On Wednesday, officers from Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Metro Narcotics arrested Curtis Lee Manning, 47, of Oxford, on a charge of armed robbery after an alleged victim filed a report stating that he was robbed at gunpoint by a male seeking a ride. Bond was set at $50,000.

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Oxford High School juniors and seniors will get graphic views of what happens in a car crash. Emergency response entities in Lafayette County will host “The Consequences of Drinking and Driving Mock Accident” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford High School. “The temptations our youth […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – A Wren man died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in a single-car accident Saturday evening, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley James E. Thompson, 57, was driving north on McAllister Road when authorities say he lost control of his Chevy pickup truck and ran off the roadway, striking multiple trees. […]

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Steve Tybor with the organization Eight Days of Hope hands Beth Stauffer the keys to her newly remodeled home Saturday evening after the two-week volunteer project was completed.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Beth Stauffer led tours of her new home Saturday evening after volunteers spent the last two weeks working full time to gut, redesign, rebuild and add onto her family’s house in the Joyner neighborhood. Steve Tybor, who led the project with help from his disaster recovery organization Eight […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The first man convicted of domestic violence by strangulation in the district drew the maximum sentence in Alcorn County Circuit Court on Friday. James Johnson, 54, was sentenced by Judge Jim Pounds to 20 years in prison, 10 years suspended and 10 years to serve. He […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal OXFORD – James Everett Dutschke is requesting an additional 14 days before having to file a response to the government’s pre-sentencing report. The request is so Dutschke, 42, and his counsel can research their response and file any objections. Dutschke pleaded guilty in January to charges of making ricin and […]