Luther wins big in circuit judge race

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – A 19-year prosecutor beat a former circuit judge in the runoff for Circuit Judge, District 3,...

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Mantachie leaders have voted to press control-alt-delete on public e-cigarette and vapor inhaler use inside the town’s limits. During their regular meeting, last week, Mantachie leaders voted to immediately ban the public use of e-cigarette and similar inhalers. Mantachie has become the first municipality in Itawamba County […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Lafayette County residents may be closer to being covered by building codes. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday about adopting such rules for the first time. As proposed, a modified version of the 2012 International Building Code would apply to all commercial construction and any […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Voters on the north end of Lee County will return to the polls Nov. 25 to decide who will be their next Justice Court judge. Seven candidates squared off in the general election earlier this month for the District 1 seat left vacant when Judge Pat Carr decided […]

By Stephanie Rebman Daily Journal TUPELO – Last weekend’s rains stripped trees of their leaves, giving Tupelo residents and the city one more item for their chore list. Tupelo Public Works Director Chuck Williams said crews spent Monday sweeping streets and pulling leaves out of drains in the gutters. “We have been tasked with picking […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Alcorn County on Monday awarded bids of for two bridge replacement projects. The construction contract for a new bridge on County Road 655 in District 5 was awarded to WG Construction Co. of Ripley, which submitted the low bid of $399,439. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $400,000. The project […]

Daughters of the American Revolution pass out mini American flags and copies of the Constitution to the group of new citizens. (Petre Thomas)

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Seventy-two people from 31 countries became American citizens on Tuesday when they took the Naturalization Oath. Chief Judge Sharion Aycock of the U.S. District Court for Northern Mississippi presided over the ceremony hosted at Oxford High School. “It’s always important for us to recognize our newest citizens,” she […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A proposal to honor the first Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officer killed in the line of duty moved ahead Monday when the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to be considered by the state Legislature. The resolution asks that the Legislature designate a portion […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth officials have agreed to ask the governor and Mississippi Department of Corrections for a formal inquiry into the recent escape and other escapes of inmates from the Alcorn County Regional Jail. In a unanimous vote on a motion by Ward 1 Alderman Andrew “Bubba” Labas […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council agreed to name a new bridge after a former mayor, but some councilmen would like to set guidelines for the process. The West Barnes Crossing Road (commonly called the Northern Loop) bridge over U.S. Highway 78 will be named the Clyde Whitaker Memorial Bridge. Whitaker […]