By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Crossroads Museum will host special guests Sunday afternoon who will conduct a dedication ceremony to honor the Civil War’s only five-time recipient of the Roll of Honor. The Col. W.P. Rogers Camp No. 321 of Sons of Confederate Veterans will have a public ceremony at […]

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Jack Reed Jr., left, presents a check for more than $1,300 to Lou Remmers. The money, which is from the sale of Remmers' book, "Reflections on Murky Water: My Vietnam Chronicle," was promptly applied to the effort to build a 60 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at Veterans Park.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – An author and a bookstore joined forces to move forward a plan to build a 60 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. At the Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore on Thursday, Jack Reed Jr., president of R.W. Reed Co., presented a check for $1,372.56 to Lou […]

By Robert Burns National Security Writer WASHINGTON – It’s less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East – remember Operation Desert Storm and its thunderous attacks against Saddam Hussein? – but the Pentagon has finally named its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria: Operation Inherent Resolve. The naming, […]

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After unveiling the sign for the Lance Cpl. Stephen Baldwyn Memorial Bridge, Lee County Supervisor Phil Morgan, right, prepares to hug the fallen Marine’s mother, Stephanie Baldwyn.

By William Moore Daily Journal The unofficial entrance to the Eggville community is now marked by the Lance Corporal Stephen Baldwyn Memorial Bridge. More than 60 people gathered at the intersection of County Roads 1498 and 1154 Saturday morning for the ceremony to honor Baldwyn, a 2004 Mooreville High School graduate who was killed in […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Music, helicopters, history and food will make for a good time for a good cause this weekend. This Friday and Saturday is Weekend for Our Heroes, an event that will raise money to build a Vietnam Memorial replica wall in Veterans Park in Tupelo. The wall will be […]

By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON – Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign […]

JACKSON (AP) – The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee says he will support a request to fill a gap in the Army National Guard budget. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi says Tuesday that he’s urging other members of Congress to support the National Guard Bureau’s request to reallocate some money. Mississippi […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi Army National Guard officials say a federal budget shortfall is forcing it to postpone weekend drills to late September with the hope that funding will become available later. Spokesman Tim Powell says that Mississippi, like many other states, has called off training because of the National Guard Bureau is $101 million […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal WEST POINT – A $38 million contract to upgrade Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected armored vehicles will put about 200 people to work at the Navistar Defense facility here. On Thursday, Navistar announced it had been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to “reset and standardize” International MaxxPro MRAPS for the U.S. […]