By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – World War II veteran Roy Hodges of Tippah County thought he and members of his family, including his wife Rachael, were just taking in the sights when visiting the state Capitol last week before watching both the Pine Grove and Ripley girls in the state basketball […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Two weeks after getting a $35 million contract to build mine-resistant ambush-protected MaxxPro Dash armored vehicles for Pakistan, Navistar received a much bigger contract that was announced today. A $440 million U.S. Army contract will reset and upgrade 1,085 MRAP MaxxPro armored vehicles and related accessories for the United Arab […]

WEST POINT (AP) – Navistar International Corp. has been awarded a $35 million contract to deliver 40 armored vehicles to Pakistan from its Mississippi plant. The U.S. Army announced the contract Thursday, saying Navistar, based in Lisle, Illinois, had made the only bid for the mine resistant ambush protected MaxxPro Dash DXM trucks. Work is […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The American Legion national commander dropped by Post 49 in Tupelo to salute its members and the work they do. “This is where it all happens at the American Legion,” said Charles E. Schmidt during a Monday morning breakfast meeting. “Everything we do starts here.” An Oregon […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Construction of a Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica at Veterans Park will require an additional $100,000 in funding from local taxpayers. That money, along with contributions by the state government and private donors, will all enable a replica that’s 60 percent the size of the original Vietnam Memorial, located […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi’s new adjutant general, Janson “Durr” Boyles, said when he enlisted in the National Guard in the 1980s at Mississippi State University, he was doing so to earn money to help pay for his schooling. At the time, there was little talk of National Guard members […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal COLUMBUS – Stennis Miller, a 9-year-old boy from Starkville, was born with sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder with no cure that affects millions of people worldwide. Juquitta Docher, Stennis’ mother, said it wasn’t always easy for the boy or his family. “He had to learn how to walk and […]

Associated Press A nearly $91 million extension to an Army contract means more work at the Olin/Winchester centerfire ammunition plant in Oxford. A Pentagon list of military contracts signed Friday includes a $90.8 million modification to a contract for 5.56mm, 7l.62mm and .50-caliber ammunition cartridges. The contract is between Olin Corp. of East Alton, Illinois, […]

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 […]