By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Col. John Rhodes tried to keep his promotion to general a secret all week at his civilian job at Corinth Gas and Water department, but a huge banner congratulating him greeted him as he arrived to work. The 66th Troop Command, Mississippi Army National Guard, promoted Col. Rhodes […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4057 in Tupelo began collecting coats, sweaters and jackets for their annual coat drive that ends on Dec. 15. During the first year, Larry Tatum, VFW public relations representative, piled up the donated coats into his pickup truck. “It was heaping full,” […]

By Russ Bynum Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. – After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time. Navy divers who began working in late June to recover cannons, unexploded shells and other artifacts […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A man charged in incidents initially reported as gunshots fired near a Mississippi military base remains jailed and could be returned to prison. Perry County court officials say Alfred Baria Sr., 62, wants a preliminary hearing on charges that he was a felon illegally possessing two guns. Deputy […]

Law officers inspect a vehicle matching the description of the one used in a shooting incident outside Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg. (Eli Baylis/The Hattiesburg American via AP)

By Jeff Amy Associated Press NEW AUGUSTA – Investigators questioned a person of interest on Wednesday after shots were reportedly fired a second consecutive day near a military facility in Mississippi, officials said. There were no reported injuries. Soldiers training at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center reported shots fired into the air in […]

HATTIESBURG (AP) – Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg. […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – National Guard recruiting stations reopened across the state Monday after a brief hiatus in response to the assault on a Marine recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The closings were purposed with a re-assessment of the security measures in place at storefront offices, 10 in total across Mississippi. “Now […]

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 […]