By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – A 19-year prosecutor beat a former circuit judge in the runoff for Circuit Judge, District 3, Place 2, in Tuesday’s vote. Assistant District Attorney Kelly Luther of Ripley won the seat by a decisive majority over attorney Shirley Byers of Holly Springs. In the Nov. 4 general election, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Charles “Chuck” Hopkins held off a strong challenge from Perry Lansdell to win the Lee County Justice Court judge post for District 1. Hopkins, an independent contractor, won 13 of the 17 precincts to collect 988 votes. Lansdell, a retired state trooper, received 784 votes. There are 18 […]

Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Repairs to the Davis Lake Bridge is the top work project for Chickasaw County this fall, but the bids for the job have come in over budget. Chickasaw County Supervisors opened bids last week at their meeting at the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston but the low bid of $357,962.88 was […]

Monroe Journal AMORY – The Amory Board of Aldermen recently authorized Mayor Brad Blalock to enter into a purchase agreement of 90 acres at Amory Port North to Zilkha Biomass Energy for the production of the company’s Zilkha Black pellets for the early stages of a contract. “Based on the option agreement, the company will […]


District I Justice Court Judge With 17 of 17 precincts reporting *-Chuck Hopkins – 988 (55.8%) Perry Lansdell – 784 (44.2%) ––––– District 3 Circuit Judge With 116 of 116 precincts reporting Shirley Byers – 3,717 (23.7%) *-Kelly Luther – 11,990 (76.3%) ––––– Oxford School Board With 8 of 8 precincts reporting M. Reeves Kendricks […]

Daily Journal The election cycle isn’t quite over for everyone in Northeast Mississippi. Two judicial runoffs will occupy voters in eight counties today. Voters in north Lee County will choose between independent contractor Chuck Hopkins and retired state trooper Perry Lansdell for the District 1 Justice Court judge position. The seat was left vacant earlier […]


Daily Journal Voters in seven Northeast Mississippi counties will choose a new circuit judge Tuesday in a runoff between Holly Springs attorney Shirley Byers and Assistant District Attorney J. Kelly Luther of Tippah County. The two led a three-person ticket in the Nov. 4 nonpartisan election in Circuit Court District 3, which includes Benton, Calhoun, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Motorists on the south side of Tupelo could see access to the new four-lane Highway 6 from Thomas Street in the near future. The project – to build ramps and an interchange – is currently near the bottom of the Major Thoroughfare Committee priority list for Phase 4. […]

Daily Journal BALDWYN – A ceremony to dedicate the newly created Four Corners Interpretive Site will be at 2 p.m. today at the site on the Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield. The Four Corners site is located on the Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield-Chief Tishomingo Scenic Byway and acknowledges the intersection of the county lines of the original four […]