By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law Wednesday legislation making Cooper Tire eligible to receive $20 million in state funds to help with modernization of its Tupelo manufacturing plant. The Republican governor signed the legislation, which was passed during the final week of the recently completed session, […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to ban abortion at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. Supporters say it’s designed to protect women’s health, while abortion-rights advocates say it’s unconstitutional. Bryant signed House Bill 1400 on Wednesday. It becomes law July 1. It will ban […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – State officials convened community transportation providers spanning 14 counties throughout Northeast Mississippi in Tupelo for networking Tuesday, which included encouraging the area’s largest city to join the effort. Shirley Wilson, director of Mississippi Department of Transportation’s public transit division, said during a break from the three meetings at […]


  By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi teachers will get a $2,500 raise over the next two years under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Phil Bryant. New teachers will get even larger raises under the proposal. The average pay for a starting teacher will increase from the current level […]


By JB Clark Daily Journal PLANTERSVILLE – Residents will have a new representative on the Plantersville Board of Aldermen after voters selected Shelton Shannon to fill a vacancy. The 60-year-old lifetime Plantersville resident said he wants to improve on what the community has and take it to greater heights by working with the people in […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Alcorn County’s expense for liability and property insurance will see a reduction for the benefit year that begins May 1. Ricky James, who handles the county’s insurance contracts, said the quote for coverage with current carrier Zurich Insurance will decrease 7 percent from $208,178 to $191,902. James recommended the county accept […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Three bills that supporters say will make Mississippians safer were signed into law Monday by Gov. Phil Bryant during ceremonies in his state Capitol office. The bills would: • Add 16 assistant district attorneys across the state. • Fund a new trooper school to add 60 […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton held a “soft rollout” for his city revitalization plan Monday. It include a handful of old and new ideas to improve declining neighborhoods, increase home ownership and potentially remove structures – including apartment complexes – no longer compatible with zoning laws. Shelton provided 10 approaches […]

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Travel has been reduced to one lane in both east- and west-bound lanes of Highway 78 as work continues on the overpass for the Northern Loop connecting Coley Road to North Gloster Street.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Citizens can try to convince the city to build a new street in Tupelo by simply filling out an online survey as community input is sought for short- and long-range transportation plans. The city’s Major Thoroughfare Program wants citizen input to help decide which streets need improvements and […]