By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted to sell the property that formerly was the West Corinth Elementary School to the sole bidder. The Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission was awarded the property on the basis of their bid of $1,499. The Commission, along […]


By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s re-election campaign reported today raising $1.7 million from January through March and having about $1.5 million on hand. Cochran’s Campaign Manager Kirk Sims reported this information during a conference call this morning and said he will provide actual campaign finance forms today […]


Mississippi Ethics Commission has issued an opinion that text messages about government business are public record. The commission Monday delivered to the Daily Journal and the city of Tupelo its opinion that the city violated the state open records law by not making public Mayor Jason Shelton’s text messages when the Daily Journal requested them […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council isn’t sure of long-term plans or short-term details with the city’s recent $2.1 million purchase of Azalea Gardens apartment complex. Council members spent the bulk of Monday’s agenda review debating details related to paying five employees at the complex and short-term management. With paychecks expected […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Area Republicans packed Earnest B’s Barbecue Monday night for ribs and a red-meat conservative stump speech from U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel, an attorney and current state senator looking to unseat the state’s six-term incumbent. McDaniel entered the room to a group of many supporters and other Republicans […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – The president of the Mississippi Tea Party is calling on state Republican chairman Joe Nosef to either remain neutral in the Republican U.S. Senate primary or step down. In a statement Monday, tea party leader Laura Van Overschelde says she thinks Nosef is favoring incumbent Thad Cochran […]

The story so far: We published a story about the financial mismanagement and several laws broken by the North Lee Water Association with the help of information provided to us by a whistleblower. Then the whistleblower, Sonny Noble, was fired the same day we published as reported in the follow up story North Lee whistleblower […]


By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s state Capitol is quiet and empty now that the 2014 Legislature has gone home. But the grand spaces of the rotunda and House and Senate chambers can’t hide it – the people’s house has grown too small. Spectators routinely stand through committee meetings when the Legislature is […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The man largely credited with Oxford-University Transit, the expansion of Oxford’s historic preservation efforts and the preservation of its tree canopy will retire April 30. Tim Akers, who became city planner in December 2005, credits Oxford’s officials, staff and residents with the quality of life that continually garners […]