The Tupelo High School band marches down Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday evening. (Courtesy)

THS band marches at inaugural parade

Daily Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 150-member Tupelo High School band graced the streets of Washington, D.C., on Friday evening to...

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A pair of bills before the state legislature could raise the pay of county coroners and set a minimum salary for deputy coroners. Nearly identical bills were introduced last week in both the Mississippi house and senate. Both bills would raise the minimum monthly salary of county coroners […]

By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON – Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – About 55 school districts, or more than one third of the total Mississippi school districts, including Tupelo, would lose state funding if the recommendations of a New Jersey-based education consulting nonprofit hired by legislative leaders to help rewrite Mississippi’s school funding formula are carried out. The […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama’s agenda, but in an apparent bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate adopted a resolution Thursday calling the Democrat “one of the most consequential presidents in recent history.” The first African-American U.S. president “led the country […]

FLOWOOD (AP) – About 150 members of Mississippi’s Army and Air National Guard will provide support during the presidential inauguration Friday. Officials say they left from Flowood on Wednesday. The Sun Herald reports the soldiers and airmen will help with traffic control, crowd management, communications, public affairs and chaplain support operations. Officials estimate up to […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High senior Keith Franklin was skeptical when he found out the school’s marching band would have to raise $100,000 in just under a month’s time. But on Wednesday night, Franklin boarded a bus to Washington, D.C., to march in the inaugural parade on Friday. “It’s just […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A day after Attorney General Jim Hood garnered $26 million in lawsuit settlement funds for Mississippi’s cash-strapped general fund, efforts by the House leadership to limit his ability to file lawsuits was voted down by the full chamber. By a narrow 60-58 margin Wednesday, the House […]

By William Moore Daily Journal JACKSON – State Senator Chad McMahan introduced a bill last week that would enhance the penalties for someone committing a crime against a uniformed first responder. “It allows judges and juries to hand out enhanced penalties when the victim is a uniformed policeman, fireman or medical personnel; whether they are […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to descend on Washington, D.C. to march for women’s rights. Among them will be 15-year-old Flannery Plum of Amory. Plum is just […]