Daily Journal TUPELO – Following a brief closing of 10 Mississippi National Guard storefront recruiting centers this week, recruiters will return to duty at those offices Monday. Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Bryant issued an executive order saying the National Guard could increase security at its facilities, and the Mississippi National Guard responded by closing […]

Associated Press JACKSON – The Mississippi National Guard is closing 10 storefront recruiting centers – including its Tupelo office – as soon as possible and moving them to more secure locations. Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said Tuesday the changes are coming after Gov. Phil Bryant issued an executive order saying the National Guard […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi National Guard now has the authority to arm its personnel at state military facilities after last week’s shooting in Tennessee that killed five service members. Gov. Phil Bryant issued an executive order Monday authorizing the guard to arm certain full-time military personnel at facilities including National Guard recruiting centers. […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – After a 24-year-old gunman opened fire at a Marine recruitment office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, the military recruitment stations in Tupelo are on the alert as much as ever. “Security is always a priority,” said Staff Sergeant Nicholas Webb with the office in Tupelo. The suspected gunman, […]

By Lucas L. Johnson and Kathleen Foody Associated Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The gunman was also killed. U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said officials were treating the attacks as an […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than a year after a tornado flattened American Legion Post 49, construction started. Volunteers from six states began building and erecting walls Saturday morning in Tupelo for the new 7,300-square-foot building. “After all the horizontal work that has been done, it’s nice to see some vertical construction,” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Scott Burns wants money, but he doesn’t want it for himself. This is his ninth year of taking up residence at The Mall at Barnes Crossing to solicit funds during 7 Days for the Troops. He’s raised more than $82,000 in the past eight years. “One hundred […]

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Jack Evans, a retired veteran from Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford, pets a catfish he caught Tuesday morning.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Darnell Howe laughed when he pulled a six-pound catfish, his first catch of the day, from a pond at Private John Allen Fish Hatchery. “It’s the nice eating kind,” the Korean war veteran and resident of the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford said after a volunteer stored […]

Daily Journal reports A Tupelo native is now a Naval commanding officer in Jacksonville, Florida. Capt. Ré Bynum recently took over as Commanding Officer of the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville. He replaces Capt. Duke Heinz. In his new role, Bynum will lead more than 900 military, civilian and contractor personnel in […]